This workshop focuses on how youth-work professionals can help youth to develop their social and emotional learning skills:
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision making
Research indicates increased social and emotional competency can positively impact school climate and promote a host of academic, social and emotional benefits for youth including better academic performance, improved attitudes, fewer negative behaviors and reduced emotional distress.
The NAA core knowledge content areas addressed:
- Child/Youth Growth and Development: Knows the typical benchmarks of growth and development and uses this knowledge to provide a program that meets the multiple needs of children and youth.
- Learning Environments and Curriculum: Creates a high-quality learning environment and implements age-appropriate curricula and program activities.
- Interactions with Children and Youth: Recognizes the importance of relationships and communication in the practice of quality child and youth care, and implements guidance techniques and strategies to support children and youth individually and in group experiences to develop self-regulation, self-concept, coping mechanisms, and positive interactions with their peers and adults.
Intended Audience: program coordinators, managers, front-line workers