Youth Work Matters
A Youth Work Institute Course
This exploration of the foundations and theories of positive youth development is critical to how we think about and work with young people. Theoretical foundations include the eight basic youth needs, ecological context, assets and resiliency, and experiential learning. This class includes significant dialogue time with peers on how these theoretical foundations can play out in daily practice. Workshops are customized, but one of the most popular is Building Relationships with Youth.
How it works:
- Offered in short and long formats
- Participate in interactive and experiential sessions, small group discussions, accessible readings, and stimulating debate
What you’ll have when you walk away:
- Solid understanding of the theoretical foundations of positive youth development
- Confidence in talking about the philosophy and best practices of positive youth development and practice incorporating them into your work
- Lively group discussion and critical reflection on your own work with young people
Who should attend:
Those who work with and on behalf of youth.
To request this course in your area, contact us.
People who have taken this course say:
“My position works part indirect, part direct with kids—content was useful for both!”
“I was very excited and invigorated by the content of the session and found readings very helpful. I’ve also used handouts/resources for my own staff trainings.”
“Content is outstanding. I really like the research citations that root youth workers’ intuitive knowledge in the world of evaluation, ‘accountability’, and program proposals.”