CalSAC established a goal of delivering 700 hours of social-emotional learning and character development training to the field by the end June in an effort to strengthen the capacity of the field to support young people.
Investment in professional development training is even more important at this time when staff may be struggling to respond to the needs of the communities they serve. High-quality expanded learning programs ensure that all children and youth are welcomed into safe environments and program staff are equipped with strategies to help young people thrive.
We are offering these regional trainings to support our goal of delivering 700 hours social-emotional learning and character development training. You are welcome to attend all four hours of training each day or attend only two hours.
April 27th 9:00am – 1:00pm: Exploring Identity and Valuing Difference (CalSAC Modules 3.6.1 Cultural Competence: Identity, Diversity and Engagement & 3.6.2 Cultural Conflicts and Strategies)
Staff plays a key role in creating a safe environment for young people to build and explore their own identity. This begins with staff strengthening their self-awareness of their own identity and their social awareness of individual’s identities. Participants will engage in self-reflection to help remove the barriers to creating safety by exploring the ways differences are experienced and celebrated.
May 4th 9:00am – 1:00pm: Strengthen Your Program from the Inside Out (CalSAC Modules 4.6.1 Social Emotional Learning, Building Character and Enhancing Quality & 4.6.2 Going Deeper: Supporting Social Emotional Learning and Character Skill Development)
All children and youth need social-emotional and character skills in order to succeed in school, work, and life. Staff must turn inward first to strengthen their own social-emotional learning and character skills to model these for the children and youth in their program. Participants will explore skills that programs can help young people develop, while also reflecting on the adult competencies and practices necessary that align with the Quality Standards for Expanded Learning to ensure youth and adults alike can thrive.
Please contact Selena Levy at email@example.com or 510-444-4622 ext 108 for any questions.