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We understand your need for training but also recognize the multiple demands placed on you. The day has come when time, money and/or geography no longer stop you or your staff from being highly trained youth intervention workers. We have reduced if not completely eliminated those barriers for you.
Here are just few ways to use our on-demand trainings:
- If only a few staff need training on a topic, they can consume it on their terms and share feedback with each other or during supervision time.
- If multiple staff members need training on a particular issue, have them watch it ahead of time and discuss it at a staff meeting.
- If the entire staff needs additional training on an issue, use a staff development day and watch it together at a time that best fits your organization. You can even pause the recorded training to provide time for staff discussion.
All of YIPA’s trainings that are part of our on demand library can be viewed by a mobile device. Yes, you can watch any training on your iPad, iPhone, Android or Blackberry. It’s simple to do: Just download the free Adobe Connect Mobile app on your mobile device. Click here to learn more about Adobe Connect Mobile and download the free app.
Recorded December 19, 2017
From this one hour interview with two Minnesota state legislators, one Republican and one Democrat, you will develop a better understanding of how to be a good advocate for youth. This is the time for action to drive the change we need. This training presents a unique opportunity to learn how to take action effectively.
Recorded December 19, 2017
Using a conversational format, this one hour training will explore the trials and tribulations associated with adolescence and help you gain a better understanding of this crucial developmental stage. Upon completion, you will be better equipped to guide young people into adulthood.
Recorded February 9, 2017
Participate in this one hour QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) suicide prevention training to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to address warning signs and behaviors that signal imminent danger. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States and more than one million people have been trained. The youth you work with need you to be trained in suicide prevention.
Recorded January 6, 2017
This training will provide you with an understanding of the cycle of self-sabotaging behaviors. It will offer practical approaches that will prepare you to effectively support youth as they are working on changing behaviors. These strategies will help maintain that vital component in successful youth work, which is trust and respect between youth and youth worker.
Recorded December 1, 2017
By watching this training you’ll have an opportunity to dig into LGBTQ vocabulary and how privilege impacts the LGBTQ community. It also provides you with a safe space to ask specific questions you are interested in and discuss challenges within your organization in creating an inclusive program. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the LGBTQ community.
Recorded May 2016
The experience of abuse sets the child up for the kind of “risky thinking” that leads to chronic patterns of aggression, bad behavior, acting out and violating the rights of others that can lead to a diagnosis of “conduct disorder.” The keys to the socialization of early aggression are “cognitive structuring” (the ideas about aggression) and “behavioral rehearsal” (practice with aggressive behavior). The more socially toxic (and traumatic) the environment in which childhood and adolescence occur, the more likely it is that childhood conduct disorder will translate into adolescent violence.
Recorded April 2016
More than 28,000 people died in 2014 from the misuse of opioids, which includes prescription opioid pain relievers (e.g. Vicodin) and heroin. This was more than any year on record. Opioids are now the Goliath of the drug world; more than three out of five drug overdose deaths involve an opioid.
Recorded April 2016
Curiosity about fire is normal for kids. But setting fires is not. With their first birthday candle, we introduce children to the world of fire and the misconception that small fires are easily controlled. Fire is used inappropriately in advertising, movies and television programming, as well as by young people on YouTube.
From this presentation, you will learn about firesetting trends among youth, how to identify youth at risk for firesetting behaviors and resources available for these youth.
Recorded March 2016
Social and emotional learning is difficult work. It requires thinking and talking about ongoing emotions and relationships, topics that are complicated and sometimes taboo. SEL is deep, powerful, and can be quite personal. In each of the eight programs that participated in the SEL Challenge, SEL work goes hand-in-hand with complicated and engaging work projects— like creating a community service project or building a boat. All of this, of course, happens among youth who sometimes struggle dealing with everyday life as a teenager in a risky world.
Recorded February 2016
Too many of our youth are falling through the cracks because there is not enough support for Youth Intervention work. When our youth fail, our communities must deal with increased crime, an inadequately trained workforce and a lot of wasted taxpayer money. Most importantly, it is morally wrong to not make sure that youth have access to the support we know can help them to thrive.
Recorded February 2016
Positive youth/adult partnerships are the foundation for a quality youth programs. However, it is more than having your youth liking your youth workers. It is having youth and adults work together to produce positive developmental experiences.
Recorded January 2016
Self-care is essential for your success as a youth worker. When you are feeling healthy and happy, you enjoy working with youth more and you can handle difficult situations with greater confidence.
Recorded on January 26, 2016
Most likely every youth you know plays video games. Is it any different than hanging out by watching a movie or listening to music? Whether you have never played a video game or regularly game, you will want to be part of this training.
Recorded on December 10, 2015
It is a simple truth: Our world and our communities need to ensure that all young people today are engaged, inspired and empowered to be change agents and leaders in action. It is the only way our young people and our communities can succeed.
Recorded on Thursday, November 12, 2015
It is estimated that more than 60% of youth age 17 and younger have been exposed to crime, violence and abuse either directly or indirectly. Then there are other forms of trauma a youth experiences when living in poverty. With this high prevalence, you may already be working with a youth who has experienced trauma or you will in the future.
Recorded on October 20, 2015
Communicating is a fine art! Until you understand your own style, it is difficult to engage in courageous conversations. In this hands on session we will identify what our own communication style is and how to use it not only in daily conversations but when we need to have those courageous conversations that we all dread!
Recorded on October 14, 2015
Recorded on October 1, 2015
You know that telling stories about the work you do is critical to engaging stakeholders and raising money—so you probably tell a lot of stories. There are some incredible people doing amazing things in your program, but are your stories powerful enough? Do they explain your impact and compel others to take action? Telling Your Impact Story Webinar will help you get clear on how to tell organizational stories with purpose.
Recorded in April, 2015
The trajectory of gangs is becoming quite alarming. Whereas in the past, there was a form of hierarchy that pervaded the entire existence, nowadays, many are becoming “renegades” or forming their own “cliques”. These cliques have all chiefs and no foot soldiers, which makes for a group of ill-informed, misguided boys and girls without any organizational laws that govern their behavior.
Recorded in April 2015
From At-Risk to “Untapped Potential” is an active learning experience geared toward helping groups connect to youth who have been identified as difficult, non-compliant, or at-risk.
Recorded in March 2015
Severe trauma associated with absent parents, lack of food, shelter or other basic needs, dangerous environments, exposure to violence and abuse, and uncertain futures define the experience of many children growing up today. When young people experience these multiple traumas in an ongoing and unrelenting pattern, they typically adapt by developing a survival-based mode of operating.
Recorded in March 2015
One in four people in Minnesota has a criminal record. It’s a record that can have a profound and everlasting impact on someone’s life in terms of housing, employment, professional licensure, education, and more. Join us for a discussion about the true and often disparate impact of criminal records on Minnesotans and for an examination and challenge of the fairness and wisdom in those policies.
Recorded in January 2015
If you don’t have a computer and internet access in the home, it is difficult to fulfill the expectations of today’s education and economic system. Many more affluent youth, who have access to laptops and more powerful mobile devices are getting yet another advantage over traditionally underserved youth.
Recorded in January, 2014
In today’s world to keep up with drug trends is nearly impossible. New drugs are popping up and old drugs are reappearing to a whole new generation. Let us help you grasp what’s really going on the world of substance abuse.
Recorded in November, 2014
What happens after a youth has a juvenile record? Do you know and more importantly do the youth you serve know? The common misperception is that such records are wiped clean when a youth reaches adulthood. Reality is that juvenile records often have a long term broad impact on a youth who has been charged and/or adjudicated. The impact extends into adulthood and can affect employment, housing and education options.
Recorded May 2014
Using humor to talk about Sex Ed and other difficult topics
Have you ever felt that the outline for your discussion on sexuality or relationships reads like a prescription for sleeping meds? Do you want to change that or do you worry that if you do you will be seen as “promoting sex” or that your program will lose its academic rigor? This session provides the wherewithal for you to confirm what the research shows – humor is effective in keeping young people engaged in learning.
Recorded in May 2014
This training is specific to Minnesota State Law, but the basic principles and intent of mandated reporter laws will apply to everyone working with youth.
It is your ethical and legal responsibility to report maltreatment of youth. If you do not understand your legal responsibilities you are placing you and your organization at risk. A thorough understanding of mandated reporting is critical in youth work yet it rarely gets the attention it deserves. Find out what you MUST do when you suspect maltreatment by caregiver.
Recorded in April 2015
We work with many different youth that have many different stories. Working with youth that are experiencing or have experienced poverty can have it’s own unique challenges. Your knowledge of this issue can be the difference in a youth’s life.
Recorded in March 2014
Let us remind you, your work is vital. Your role in the lives of young people, at pivotal points in their lives, is critical. This high-energy training will provide you with a reminder of why you do what you do and how important it is to the youth you serve, the community, and society in general.
Recorded in January 2014
Volunteers are a vital part of many youth-serving organizations. However, too often programs are left wondering how to best manage volunteers to get the outcomes they desire while providing a meaningful experience for their volunteers.
Recorded in December 2013
Would you know what to say if a youth announced to you he/she is gay? How do you deal with the teasing, bullying and harassment that centers on a youth’s sexual orientation? As a youth worker, you often provide the only safe place a youth can turn to for help. How you respond can either change that youth’s life for the better or may have long-lasting negative effects. Do you have the knowledge and skills to help this youth? Are you ready?