Training for Youth and Adult Teams
This one-day workshop is designed to provide a framework for youth work based on research and promising practices. The workshop emphasizes incorporating effective strategies to enhance youth voice, engagement, and leadership within youth programs.Â The session will explore two major areas, staff and organizational preparedness for implementing the promising practices.
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 area addressed:
- Interactions with Children and Youth:Â 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.
- Youth Engagement: Acts in partnership with children and youth to foster appropriate child and youth leadership and voice
Intended audience: program coordinators, front-line youth workers.