Talking With Youth About Difficult Topics
In our work with young people we are often challenged by difficult topics they may raise, as well as perspectives, observations and viewpoints they may have. Young people ask tough questions and demand a genuine response. This workshop will provide a framework for responding to a range of issues that impact youth, including recent concerns about politics and current events.
In this session we will draw from the experiences of people in the room and apply the social work framework to shared scenarios. How do we help young people differentiate between facts and opinions? We will talk about what it means to ‘meet people where they’re at’, the importance of self-awareness/use of self, how to be authentic without imposing your own belief system onto young people and relational dynamics as pertains to your position of power and authority in working with young people.
SACC Training Topics Satisfied: (1) Principles of child development;(3) Child day care program development
Coffee/tea provided. Participants are welcome to bring breakfast with them.
Participants will receive certificates upon completion of the training.
Presenter(s): Jessica Hall, LMSW
Audience: Executive Management; Multi-Site Director, Supervisor (Program or Site), Direct Service Staff (Middle, High School)
Registration Begins: 3/6/17