As a follow-up to Social and Emotional Learning in Youth Programs, this one-day workshop focuses on exploring and practicing activities which aid in skill building in each of the five social and emotional competency clusters:
- Social awareness
- Relationship skills
- Responsible decision making
This workshop aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).
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: Individuals who have already attended Social Emotional Learning in Youth Programs (program coordinators, supervisors of front-line youth workers)