The out-of-school time field can be a beacon of safety and equity for young people. Program staff serve a pivotal role and it is vital that they are equipped to offer guidance and support to address the numerous issues faced by our children and youth. Through these training modules, participants will feel better prepared to respond to the needs of the youth in programs.
Training Series Modules
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that out-of-school time programs make a reasonable effort to accommodate all children and youth. It is important for staff to have the skills necessary to assess the environment, materials, equipment, and activities to make the necessary modifications and accommodations so that all children and youth in their programs are successful.
In this series of modules, participants will, uncover the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression in society; understand the definition and role of allies in creating anti-oppressive environments; take steps to become an ally.
The modules in this topic area have been designed to empower individuals to work more effectively with diverse cultural groups and create more sensitive and equitable programs.
Participants will gain a common understanding of the problem, costs and roles of bullying as well as equip participants with strategies to intervene and prevent bullying in their programs.
These trainings help to strengthen the capacity of out-of-school time providers to deliver high quality programming that meets the needs of English Learner children and youth. Through these training modules, it will strengthen the capacity of youth providers to deliver high quality, intentional and inclusive programming that meets the needs of young people who are developing their English language skills.
The Restorative Practices training series offers Expanded Learning professionals the knowledge, skills, and strategies to create program environments where children and youth create a community of respect and caring, and are able to effectively work through conflict together. This training series will cover foundational research and ethos, proactive strategies, intervention techniques and guidance for how to cultivate a restorative culture of healing.