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Youth DO Have Rights! Thursday, April 4, 2019
Join us to learn about the rights youth have in various settings and contexts. You’ll come to recognize the scope of your support and your capacity for cultural responsiveness. That will help you recognize when it’s time to collaborate with other professionals and how to do so. You’ll gain resources to assist youth in understanding their rights, so you can encourage your youth to self-advocate.
Design Thinking for Dynamic Youth Work Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Design thinking skills will help you in your own life as well as in your work with youth. Learning how to think outside the box will help you reframe your work and challenge those status quo assumptions. You can encourage youth to be open-minded and try new things by role modeling these creative design thinking strategies. Join us to learn how to communicate with youth in ways that promote intrinsic motivation, and consider how reframing the way you do your work to be more collaborative and creative is itself a form of self-care.
On-Demand Trainings – Watch individually or with your co-workers at any time for a dynamic learning experience
Using Behavior Interventions to Build Self-Regulation Recorded on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Join us to hone your behavior management skills and develop your own personal style. From quick tempers to slow simmers, you’ll learn how you can help youth self-regulate. You’ll be able to apply many of these principles to working with groups of youth and understand the importance of maintaining behavior norms among groups as well as individual youth.
Minnesota Mandated Reporting Law and Process Recorded on Wednesday, January 16, 2019
You’ll learn about available resources to help you through the process of reporting, as well as current terms and definitions to better understand reporting requirements. You’ll take a closer look at the three main agencies of the MN child protection system. Most importantly, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge of Minnesota’s mandated reporting procedures into the work you do every day.
Help All Youth Heal: A Journey Through Restorative Practices Recorded on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
This training will ground you in the basics of restorative practices. You’ll learn why restorative justice is so vital to building systemic equity. You’ll also develop plans for addressing the behavior challenges that bring you the most discomfort in your daily work. You can’t dismantle generations of punitive mindsets in a two-hour training, but you can be awakened to the realities of the work ahead and gain tools to help youth believe in their capacity, self-worth, and voice.
Identifying and Addressing Depression in Youth Recorded on Friday, November 2, 2018
In this training, you’ll learn about how depression develops in youth and how to identify warning signs. You’ll also gain strategies you can teach to the youth you serve so they can learn to manage their depression in healthy ways. Join us for this important training. You may be saving someone’s life.
Less Stress with Move Mindfully® Interventions Recorded on Thursday, October 25, 2018
This training will help you understand the impact of trauma on both youth and adults. You will practice regulating movement, breath work, relaxation techniques and social emotional activities to help youth build connection and a sense of safety in their body. Learn how these practices enhance emotional, physical and mental health. Be ready to move and be engaged. Walk away with useful strategies for the youth you serve.
How to Navigate Mandated Reporting Recorded on Thursday, September 27, 2018
In this training, you’ll get the historical perspective about why mandated reporting became law in the U.S. and how it has evolved. You’ll learn how to handle your responsibility as a mandated reporter. And you’ll gain confidence by learning to address the ethical issues and challenges you may face. This is a training every youth worker will benefit from.
The Incremental Strategy of Harm Reduction in Youth Work Recorded on Thursday, August 9, 2018
In this training you will learn how to effectively implement harm reduction in your interventions with youth. You’ll learn both the short and long-term effects of harm reduction strategies to support change over time. You’ll gain insight into the challenges you may face, including vicarious and first-hand trauma, as you work with youth through the stages of change. This is an emerging practice that all youth workers will benefit from. Join us for this important training.
Trauma Across Generations: Engaging the African American Community Recorded on Thursday, July 12, 2018
This training will increase your awareness of the link between historical and intergenerational trauma, community challenges, and effective engagement with the African American community. The trainer will discuss practical, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, outcome-driven best practices you can use in your work with youth.
Conflict Resolution Toolkit Recorded on Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Join us for this insightful training and discover new tools you can use in your day to day work with young people, as well as in your own personal life. Get up to date information about adolescent brain development that refutes the previous model most of us are familiar with. This is learning every youth worker will benefit from. Register now!
Relationships, Girls, and Juvenile Justice Interventions Recorded on May 2, 2018
This training will provide you with insight into common characteristics of system-involved girls so that you can better understand their unique needs. When you know how much relationships matter, you’ll be more effective in improving the long-term outcomes for girls. And you’ll learn how a strengths-based approach can provide girls the empowerment they seek.
Helping Youth Make Healthy Choices Recorded on March 29, 2018
This training will focus on strategies to make healthy choices attractive and accessible to youth. You’ll learn to recognize common myths and misconceptions about making healthy choices. You’ll gain an understanding of behavior change basics, the dimensions of wellness, and how to increase interest and motivation for healthy behaviors in youth.
How You Can Help Youth Manage Anxiety Recorded on February 23, 2018
Plan to attend this important training. Anxiety is common with youth and this training will help you understand the common types you’ll encounter. After the training, you will know the warning signs and learn practical ways you can help youth manage their anxiety.
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Makes a Difference Recorded on January 24, 2018
By attending this training, you will learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and the impact they have on brain development. You’ll hear about common symptoms and be given practical tips for working with youth struggling with FASD. Register today and improve your ability to make a real difference in the lives of these youth.
Equity and Inclusion in Youth Work Recorded on January 10, 2018
In this training, you will gain insight into what it means to embrace equity and inclusion in your own approach, in your programs, and throughout the policies and practices of your organization. You will also be challenged personally to see your work through the lens of diversity to improve your service to all youth. Join us for this important training.
Positive Youth Development in Talking About Sexuality Topics Recorded on November 16, 2017
In this interactive presentation, you will explore the intersectionality of positive youth development and how to comfortably talk about sexuality topics in your role as a youth worker. You’ll leave with increased understanding of how positive youth development practices and authentic partnerships with youth can have a huge impact on how they learn and grow into sexually healthy young adults.
Teen Brain Development & Risk for Substance Abuse Recorded on October 30, 2017
This training will provide up-to-date information about trends and the effects of drug and alcohol use/abuse on brain development. By taking this training you will increase your knowledge and confidence in your work and learn effective methods that help youth make positive choices about behaviors that affect their development.
What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders Recorded on October 26, 2017
By attending this training, you will gain a basic understanding of eating disorders. It is considered a primer for a more in-depth, in-person training at Melrose Center, an eating disorder treatment center (exact date TBD). Whether you just want the basics or prefer a deeper dive into eating disorders, sign up today.
Your Role in Retaining Great Youth Workers Recorded on October 18, 2017
Whether you’re a frontline youth worker or a program manager, there are strategies you can learn to help yourself and your organization. In this training you will learn the negative consequences of high staff turnover and the benefits of youth worker retention. You will learn to identify barriers to retention and strategies for supporting new youth workers. Register now for this important training. We all have a role in retaining great youth workers.
Supporting Youth Living With Tourette Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorders Recorded on July 27, 2017
The majority of this training takes a deeper dive into understanding the symptoms and behaviors associated with Tourette syndrome. You’ll learn to identify common characteristics associated with TS and useful strategies to meet the needs of youth experiencing TS. In addition, you’ll learn tips for working with youth with autism spectrum disorders.
Engaging Youth via Pop Culture Recorded on June 22, 2017
In this training, you will explore the importance of looking at the adult-youth relationship as cross-cultural. This includes thinking of our experiences and the culture we identified with as a youth. We will also discuss how to go beyond conversations that use phrases like “relaxation strategies” and learn to make room for The Avengers or Boggarts to achieve the same objective: to walk alongside a young person while they grow. This training is designed for any individual working with youth, regardless of setting (clinical or non-clinical, residential or community based).
Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Recorded on June 9, 2017
By participating in this training, you will learn why some youth do what they do and how you can intervene to help them. With many of the youth referred to Youth Intervention services because of negative behaviors, it is important that you fully understand ACEs. Findings from the ACE study represent a paradigm shift in understanding the origins of physical, social, mental, and also societal health and well-being. Be the best you can be and learn about the ACEs study and its implications for your work.
Advocacy to the Next Level Recorded on December 19, 2016
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.
The Trials and Tribulations of Adolescence Recorded on December 19, 2016
Using a conversational format, this training will explore the trials and tribulations associated with adolescence and helps you gain a better understanding of this crucial developmental stage. Upon completion, you will be better equipped to guide young people into adulthood.
Ethical Dilemmas in Youth Work Recorded on February 24, 2017
This training provides you with a fuller understanding of the multi-faceted process of resolving ethical challenges in your everyday work with young people. Using ethical dilemmas that frequently occur in youth programs, participants will examine the ethical principles and values that guide our work.
Suicide Prevention Steps Youth Workers Need to Know Recorded on February 9, 2017
Watch this one hour QPR 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.
Text Me! Using Mobile Technology to Engage and Provide Training to Youth Recorded on January 26, 2017
This training will help you identify ways that you can efficiently use mobile technology to connect with and engage young people. To provide context, the discussion will center on CareerHub, which is a web application designed for youth and workforce providers to stay in touch with each other. With multiple platforms offering “virtual services, Pathway Consultants and CareerHub are used by programs and organizations across most of California.
Self-Sabotaging Behaviors Recorded on 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.
LGBTQ Foundations: Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills Recorded on December 1, 2016
This training will provide you with an understanding of terminology that will help define the LGBTQ experience as well as give you an awareness of when and how to use this sort of vocabulary appropriately. You’ll explore how privilege impacts the LGBTQ community. You’ll be challenged to think about barriers and opportunities within your organization in creating more inclusive programs. And you will walk away with a deeper understanding of the LGBTQ community and items to consider when identifying ways your organization can best support LGBTQ youth as they interact with others in your program and in other environments.
Youth Violence Recorded on May 12, 2016
This presentation is based upon the author’s books Lost Boys (NY: Free Press, 1999) and Listening to Killers (Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 2015). Chronic trauma, particularly in early childhood, constitutes a frontal assault on the process of becoming a human being. It has important consequences for “executive function” and “affective regulation,” which are the cornerstones of positive and competent social behavior.
How to be a Good Advocate for Youth Recorded on February 18, 2016
From this training, you will understand that it is not difficult to advocate and that there are easy ways for you to be part of the systemic shift that is already occurring here in Minnesota and throughout the country. The time to sit idly by has passed. This webinar will motivate you to get off the sidelines and use the power, talents and skills you possess to advocate for at-risk youth within in your community.
Youth Empowerment Recorded on December 10, 2015
Project Footsteps has found a successful way to support young people in becoming leaders. Its success is due to the program seeing empowerment as a lifestyle and not simply a program goal. Project Footsteps empowers young people each and every day by inspiring and preparing them to be change agents. By adopting Project Footstep’s approach, all of us can create leaders and change agents among the youth we work with.