November 2018
 Youth Development Workshops
Group Games Training

Wednesday November 7, 2018
**Registration Deadline: Tuesday November 6, 2018 12:00PM** 

Workshop Title: Group Games Training

Date: Wednesday November 7, 2018

Time: 10:00AM-1:00PM (3 hrs)

Location: Mid County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., SIlver Spring, MD 20906

Facilitators: Richelle Barber and Meredith Smith, YMCA YFS

Workshop Description:

 " You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. " –Plato

Who can benefit from this workshop?

Anyone who works in the fields of: childcare, social work, team-building, summer camp, education, etc. (So, basically any and all professionals that works with either youth populations in a group setting.)

What you will take away?

  • Learn new challenging group games to use with various populations
  • Increase your confidence with team building skills and abilities
  • Increase your ability to create fun experiences for your group
  • Exchange thoughts, ideas, and your own games with other professionals
  • FUN!!

Intended Audience: All Youth Development Practitioners who Work with Groups
LGBTQAI Ally Training
Thursday November 8, 2018
**Registration Deadline: Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:00PM** 

Workshop Title: LGBTQAI Ally Training

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018

Time: 10:00AM-2:30PM (4 hrs)

Location: Mid County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver SPring, MD, 20906

Facilitators: Kynai Johnson and Estephany Brito, Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)

Workshop Description:

According to GLSEN School Climate Report (2013), 85% of LGBTQAI youth felt harassed in the past year, and 56% felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation. Youth should feel secure and accepted when accessing our programs and services, and yet, we don't always have the tools or the language to be a true ally to our LGBTQAI youth.

Latin American Youth Center will provide on-site training regarding best practices in creating safe spaces. The LGBTQAI Ally Workshop is designed to support organizational change increasing safety and understanding for youth and staff. Each activity within the workshop builds upon the one prior, leading to best practices as an ally.

Intended Audience: All Youth Development Practitioners
Building a Parent Community and Increasing Parent Engagement

Tuesday November 13, 2018 &
Wednesday November 14, 2018
**Registration Deadline: Monday November 12, 2018**

Workshop Title: Building a Parent Community and Increasing Parent Engagement Pt. 1 & 2
Dates:Tuesday, November 13 AND  Wednesday November 14, 2018
Time: 10:00AM-2:30PM (4 hrs)
Location: Mid County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd. Silver Spring, MD, 20906
Facilitator: Alika Hope, Ramapo for Children

Workshop Description: 
Parents, caregivers and families are often viewed and treated as being outside of a youth program's community, not as a core member within it. As a result, attracting and consistently engaging parents and caregivers is a challenge for many youth programs. In this workshop, participants will learn core strategies for building a respectful, responsive, welcoming and engaging environment based on the needs of parents and caregivers.

Participants will define their parenting community, identify their community's needs, explore the challenges to meeting those needs, and begin to develop program changes designed to build a thriving community of caregivers that meets their needs.
The second part of this workshop addresses ways to increase family engagement through structures and routines that ensure programs are offering opportunities for parents and caregivers to have their voices heard and to participate in meaningful ways more consistently throughout the program year.

Intended Audience: All Youth Development Practitioners that Interact with Parents of Youth

Keys to a Successful Mentoring Program 

Thursday November 15, 2018

**Registration Deadline: Wednesday November 14, 2018**

Workshop Title: Keys to a Successful Mentoring Program
Date: Thursday November 15, 2018
Time: 10:00AM-2:30PM (4 hrs)
Location: Mid County Rec Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 20906
Facilitators: Ottoniel Perez and Laura Brown, YMCA Youth Links Mentoring Program

Workshop Description:

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn best practices in one-on-one mentoring program structure and operations including-
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Staffing
  • Program Evaluation
  • Recruitment and Screening
  • Training or mentors
  • Matching or mentors and mentees
  • Supervision
  • Match closure

Intended Audience: All Youth Development Practitioners in Mentoring Programs

Adolescent Development
Wednesday November 28, 2018

**Registration Deadline: Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00PM** 

Workshop Title:Adolescent Development
Date: Wednesday November 28, 2018
Time: 10:00AM-2:30PM 
Location: Mid County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20906
Facilitator: Jessica Soussana, Director, Dove Counseling and Education
Workshop Description:
To learn and understand adolescent development 

  1. To gain understanding about the physical, cognitive, and emotional development of adolescents
  2. To increase awareness about social and behavioral development of adolescents
  3. To understand when risk taking behavior becomes a problem and how to intervene
  4. To learn how to identify protective factors and resiliency and utilize them to support the youth
  5. To apply current and new knowledge to case application
Intended Audience: All Youth Development Practitioners

Youth Development Community of Practice
Workshop Attendance Policy:
Workshop Attendance and Cancellation/No Show Policy:

These training program is at no cost to participants therefore if you are unable to attend, you must notify us via email cancelling your registration by 12:00PM noon the day before the scheduled workshop. Send your cancellation to . (Please include the Workshop Name and date in the email.)

If we do not receive your cancellation or you fail to attend the training your organization will be assessed a $50.00 fee. We encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the workshop.

If you are not associated with an organization then you will be responsible for the fee. Anyone who is assessed a fee will not be allowed to attend future workshops until the fee has been paid.
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