Gene Cavaliere CYC-P, is the lead trainer for New England Training Associates.
For the past 30 years, he has been a leader in the field of child
and youth residential care. His experience includes:
- Executive Director at Lighthouse for Youth.
Group homes and Independent Living Programs for
Wakefield, Rhode Island.
- Director of Residential Youth Care Services at Harmony Hill School.
Residential treatment facility for males 8 to 18 years old.
Chepachet, Rhode Island.
- Program Manager at Project Genesis.
Working with acquired brain injured adults move back into
community and/or family living from hospitals, nursing homes
or convalescent care.
While at Harmony Hill School, Gene was also a clinician as well as the Administrator of Training and Staff Development.
He has mentored many dedicated entry level staff to become effective child and youth care professionals.
Board of Directors:
RICORP - Rhode Island Council of Resource Providers - 1990 to Present
NEACC - New England Association of Child Care - 1986 to 1998
PSN - Parent Support Network - 2013 to Present
CYCCB - Child and Youth Care Certification Board - 2019 to Present
ACYCP - Association for Child and Youth Care Practice - 2020 to Present
Gene has worked directly with troubled youth and families in various settings. He has trained extensively in all his employment positions. Based with these leadership experiences, he has developed a continuum of training workshops presenting at national, regional and local training events. Gene offers specific training that appeal to a broad category of human service professionals. This includes clinical mental health practitioners, child and youth care professionals, special education and regular education classroom teachers. Training includes both entry level and advanced level opportunities. Gene is a Master Trainer for several national training organizations, offering national certifications, CEUs and college credits at the Bachelors and Masters level.
Having worked and trained in group homes, residential, correctional facilities, community programs, and charter schools he gained valuable first hand experiences with children, youth and families. Gene also has extensive community based program experiences. He has consulted with community based programs, agencies and charter schools to improve services and provide training. Working with various colleagues on a national level the task was to promote professionalization and improved standards and training for the field of child and youth care. This included work developing career ladder systems for entry level and senior professionals. Gene has also been involved with state regulatory tasks forces, board of directors and associations that advocated influencing improved child and youth care services.
New England Training Associates bases all training
from the neuroscience view and the Restorative Practices perspective.