various training for youth workers

Posted by FNC on January 25, 2016

Since 2002 BEST has been providing career-building trainings for frontline Youth Services workers and their supervisors, locally, regionally and nationally. The BEST initiative provides hands on workshops that help youth workers apply best practices to their daily work and report back to a supportive, facilitated professional community for feedback from their peers and BEST instructor. Applying FNC’s expertise in workforce-contextualized education, we are currently expanding BEST to include training in our multi-modal, collaborative approach to career-contextualized learning for Adult Education professionals.

Community Vote! Certification in Voter Awareness Training and Voter Registration

Half-day training (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) 4 trainings scheduled: January 29 OR February 17 OR March 15 OR June 9, 2016

· Prepare older youth to take their place as voters and spread the message of the importance of civic participation in their communities

· Certification through Project Vote

Advancing Youth Development Community of Practice

3-month blended class, 3 in person sessions: March 7, April 4, May 16, 2016 8:45-12:45

· Blended online & in-person, 3 month commitment: March-May 2016

· Learn the research-based best practices of the Positive Youth Development model, and apply them to your practice in a supportive peer-learning environment.

· Participants must be actively working with youth during the training period

· Please note: This Community of practice requires 3 months of participation including in-person sessions, online assignments, and an action research project

Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification (in partnership with DBHIDS) 2-part workshop

2 Half-day sessions (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) per training, 4 trainings scheduled: February 2-3, 2016 OR March 29-30 OR April 18-19 OR June 21-22

· Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training teaches adult community members how to assist a young person (ages 12 – 18) who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

· Upon completion participants receive a Youth Mental Health First Aid manual and national 3-year YMHFAider certification from the National Council for Behavioral Health.

LGBTQ 101-102-103 for Youth Workers (in partnership with The Attic Youth Center) 3-part workshop series: March 9, March 23 and April 6, 2016 9:30-12:30

· LGBTQ 101 explores the ABC’s of the LGBTQQIA+ acronym through dialogue and group activities. Concludes with a panel of Philadelphia LGBTQ youth who share their experiences.

· LGBTQ 102 focuses on addressing barriers faced by LGBTQ youth within home and family, school and peers, healthy relationships, and mental, emotional, and physical health. Through dialogue, scenarios, and role plays, we will develop individualized short and long-term action steps toward building a safer and more supportive community for all youth.

· LGBTQ 103 Specifically designed for the BEST program, LGBTQ 103 empowers youth workers with the tools to design and implement LGBTQ awareness content integrated into their youth programming

Center City Philadelphia location for all trainings.

Space is limited, must register in advance! Follow the link below to register:

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