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Youth Catalytics conducts 8 to 10 live trainings each year, and offers a robust archive of on-demand webinars. Search below to find what you’re looking for.
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This intensive professional development opportunity is part of the Summer Training Academy Pre-Conference sponsored by Bolster Collaborative, which immediately precedes The Maine Event: Creating Positive Climates for Youth, the 2017 combined annual conference of the Positive Youth Development Institute (PYDI) and the Collaborative for Perpetual Innovation (CPI).
Social trust is an essential ingredient in safe and supportive communities, regardless of how “community” is defined. People are struggling to have conversations about difficult issues, and this stress has a profound effect on our individual and collective well-being. Studies exploring the effect of social trust and mistrust have found that in areas where people agree with the statement “Most people can be trusted” citizens have greater life satisfaction, happiness, and health. Children are not immune to these issues. This training explores what we can do to heal this divide and use it as a stepping stone to propel us forward as a nation that is a healthy, safe, and supportive environment for all of our people.
In this workshop, participants will:
Cindy Carraway-Wilson, Director of Training
Cindy Carraway-Wilson has over 20 years of experience in the child, youth and family services field. She has extensive experience in program evaluation and outcome measurement, and trains on a variety of topics such as positive youth development, youth participation and asset building, and LGBTQ topics. Before coming to Youth Catalytics, she worked as a counselor and mental health therapist in Pennsylvania and at Kids in Crisis in Greenwich, CT. She is a member of the training cadre for the Innovation Center for Community and Youth Development and a certified trainer from the Academy for Educational Development. She has a master’s degree in psychology from Duquesne University, and lives in Maine with her husband and two Alaskan huskies.
Holiday Inn by the Bay
Register online at www.pydi.net. Early bird rates apply through April 15.
Contact Cindy Carraway-Wilson at (207) 319-6009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young people with histories of neglect or trauma need healthy relationships with adults to become successful adults themselves. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, helpers inadvertently make matters worse. We see the results of disconnection and breakdown all around us, in our communities and on the news: marginalized young people, sometimes in conflict with authority, just looking for a foothold in the world. Youth Thrive™ blends the most current neuroscience and trauma research with what we know about youth resiliency, and helps you use that knowledge to connect with young people in ways that promote healing and build cognitive pathways to social and emotional well-being.
This four-day intensive training is ideal for anyone working in residential, educational or community-based programs, services and supports for adolescents and their families, including:
Cindy Carraway-Wilson is director of training at Youth Catalytics, a Vermont-based nonprofit that works to create better communities for youth by improving the organizations and systems that work with them. Frank Eckles is a senior trainer at the Academy for Competent Youth Work and developer of the Child and Youth Care Basic Course . See their bios here.
If you are interested in bringing this training to your organization or community please contact Cindy Carraway-Wilson at email@example.com