Learn with like-minded individuals from skilled trainers. We offer 12 Live Online trainings throughout the year. You can ask the trainer questions, chat with your peers, participate in polls, download helpful resources, and access web links. Participate on your own or as a team to improve your knowledge, skills, and confidence.
Mirroring and Modeling Social Emotional Well-being for Youth Thursday, December 10, 2020
Through mindfulness-based activities and discussions, you’ll gain a greater understanding of yourself, the impacts of toxic stress, and how to use those insights to better serve youth. You’ll learn about the four core elements of youth worker mental and emotional well-being, SEL, and how to protect yourself from moral injury. You’ll explore a research-based four step process, the Infinite Well-Being ModelTM, to learn how to metabolize stress in a way that energizes instead of depletes you. You’ll leave with a toolkit of practices to help you and the young people you serve build resiliency and mindfulness to better handle stresses in the moment.
Transformative Conflict: A Trauma-Informed Approach to De-escalation, Healing, & Accountability Wednesday, November 11, 2020
This training will give youth workers techniques for fostering de-escalation, while deepening your understanding of the root causes of challenging behaviors. You’ll practice shifting from reactive responses, often rooted in your own histories of trauma, oppression, and privilege, to centered responses that make room for the unique experiences and needs of the youth in front of you. You’ll reflect on how to shift the practices of your programs away from punitive approaches and towards the individual and collective possibilities of conflict transformation.
Talking Healthy Choices with Young People Thursday, October 22, 2020
Join us to explore tools and concepts of active listening combined with real youth work stories and experiences. You’ll go beyond theories to learn how to connect and communicate with young people about healthy choices in ways they’ll be more open to. You’ll learn how to talk with youth, how to effectively listen when they respond, and be able to give youth tools to expand their own ways of thinking to better understand themselves. You’ll also consider challenges youth, particularly youth of color, may face when making healthy choices and how to break down those barriers.