Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute | Weatherhead

Supportive Environments

Digital Badge

Participants who successfully complete the workshop and the associated course assessment will be awarded a digital badge in “Supportive Environments.” Once you earn a digital badge, you can feature it on your personal networking sites, opening doors to more career, education and lifelong learning opportunities.

This one-day workshop, based on the Youth Program Quality Intervention — a comprehensive system for improving program quality — is designed to provide a framework for youth work based on research and best/promising practices. The workshop emphasizes the use of effective strategies to enhance the positive environment in youth programs, including establishing developmentally appropriate structure, supporting the development of healthy relationships, creating effective dialogue and feedback, and managing conflict.

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:

Intended Audience: youth serving professionals, particularly those who work directly with youth