"Talking to Kids: Preventive Benefits of Social Emotional Learning" Series
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- Talking to Kids about Stress Book List
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In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to be able to effectively engage and support youth well-being and mental health. Each interactive webinar will explore best practices for introducing and discussing challenging social-emotional learning topics with children and youth. Webinar topics include talking to kids about stress, trauma, empathy, and positive self-talk. The first webinar will discuss stress management and emotional regulation as protective factors against many unhealthy behaviors.
Each webinar will address the common psychological theories and brain science behind the topic and interactive activities to help participants understand the concepts. Participants will also learn how to talk to children and youth about each topic in a developmentally appropriate manner. Participants will come away with activities to engage children and youth, a resource list, and an opportunity to engage the instructor with questions.
Netflix and the New Not Normal: Disruptive Innovation & The New Ways To Deliver Services To Our Field
Youth Thrive is pleased to host this webinar led by the nationally renowned Eric Rowles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Leading To Change. As we continue to think about how best to engage and support our young people, particularly is in this new, “not” normal environment, this presentation will center on the concept of disruptive innovation, the difference between change and transformation, and the stages of radical transformation. We each have the potential to transform our work by veering from our traditional approaches and sparking an innovative change in how we operate. We’ll explore how “disruptive innovation” can be applied to our existing efforts, while still remaining true to the structure and integrity of our organizational missions. This promises to be a high-energy, thought, and action provoking presentation!
Strategies for Helping Youth Cope during Uncertain Times
Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and COVID-19 is making it even more difficult. Between school closures and canceled events, children and teens may feel upset about missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like talking with friends and participating in class. When our world changes quickly and suddenly because of things like COVID-19, it is common to experience changes in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Feelings of anxiety, fear, or worry are typical. It is imperative that we foster open communication to help them recognize, accept, and cope with the major shifts that have taken place and continue to take place in their lives.
The purpose of this Guide for Best Practices in Positive Youth Development is to assist traditional and non-traditional organizations and individuals who want to improve their programs, places, and policies related to youth development. This guide was developed from existing research-based quality standards.
Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a framework for how a community can support all youth so they can grow up fully prepared, fully engaged, and healthy and develop to their full potential.
|Policies and Practices
|Routine and Structure
|Strategic Support and Collaboration
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Academy for Educational Development Center for Youth Development and Policy Research (1996). Advancing Youth Development: A Curriculum for Training Youth Workers [Electronic Version]. Washington, DC: Author. View PDF
Dotterweich, J. (n.d.). Act for Youth Upstate Center of Excellence Positive Youth Development Resource Manual [Electronic Version]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Family Life Development Center. View PDF
Pittman, K., Irby, M., Tolman, J., Yohalem, N., & Ferber, T. (2003). Preventing Problems, Promoting Development, Encouraging Engagement: Competing Priorities or Inseparable Goals? [Electronic Version]. Based upon Pittman, K. & Irby, M. (1996). Preventing Problems or Promoting Development? Washington, DC: The Forum for Youth Investment, Impact Strategies, Inc. Visit Website
US DHHS Family and Youth Services Bureau National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (2007). Putting Positive Youth Development into Practice [Electronic Version]. View PDF
Academy for Educational Development Center for Youth Development and Policy Research (n.d.) What is Youth Development?