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Mental health wellness and challenges impact all of us, especially children’s young developing brains. It is important for youth development professionals to have accurate information about mental health disorders and challenges so they can best support youth in their environments. Joins us to learn about 3 common types of mental health challenges and gain a basic understanding of red flags that can interfere with daily experiences. Read More

All too often small disagreements and minor misunderstandings can escalate among tweens and teens. Conflict resolution is a problem-solving approach used to diffuse instead of escalate challenging situations. This webinar with look at strategies to teach youth to manage their anger, communicate their feelings, and constructively problem-solve. Read More

This eModule is designed for program staff to understand the brain basics behind a child’s challenging or concerning behavior and learn to use the six steps of the connect and redirect strategy in their response. This strategy will help you acknowledge the child, offer support, and redirect their behavior. Read More

Trust is the building block of all relationships. As leaders, you play a big part in cultivating trust with your staff. As staff return from quarantine, or new staff come on-board, building and re-building trust will help them feel safe in coming to work and caring for children and youth. In this session of our COVID-19 re-entry series, we’ll focus on the hallmarks of trusting relationships and using empathic responses to staff’s COVID-related concerns. Read More

The Tween (9-12) and Teen (13-18) years can be a stressful time in life. It’s the perfect time for parents, teachers, and involved adults to teach tweens and teens problem-solving skills, how to regulate emotions, and positive coping mechanisms. Learning and applying these skills are necessary for teens to become responsible and productive adults in the community. Tweens and teens who don’t learn how to cope with stress find destructive ways to deal with issues in their lives, such as eating disorders, self-inflicted injuries, teen violence, drinking and drug use, sex and other risky behaviors. Join us to learn how you can help tweens and teens learn coping skills in your program. Read More

Sometimes we don't get the opportunity to get outside as much as we would like, while some children may not perform well if they don't "get extra energy out" throughout their day. In this webinar, we will focus on ways we can create opportunities for movement within the confines of our program indoor spaces. Read More

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