The Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute (CCYWI) provides professional development programming for the diverse youth serving work force. We utilize a theory into practice approach that is based on research, evidence based and evidence informed models, and best and promising practices. We encourage CCYWI participants to develop networks with one another to share and develop successful practices and to support the work of others in the field.
Major funding for the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute is provided through Starting Point as a part of My Commitment, My Community (MYCOM), an initiative in Cuyahoga County that supports the healthy development of children and youth.
Programs are offered on a cyclical basis and include:
- The Basics of Service Learning
- Can You Hear Me?
Incorporating youth voice into programming
- Creating Positive Youth Experiences
- Culture of Youth Work
- Developing Outcomes that Drive Your Work
- Elements of Effective Program Design
- Exemplary Staff Supervision Practices
- Leading for Impact
- Making the Most of Summer
- Youth/Adult Partnerships
- Youth Development Practice Clinics
Hands-on sessions designed to promote use of evidence-based strategies and the opportunities to practice using them
- Youth Work Practices