Building Self-Esteem

This module was revised in 2016 to incorporate social-emotional learning, character building and Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California as part of CalSAC's work with the Expanded Learning 360/365 project.

During this training, participants will learn about the qualities of healthy self-esteem and some strategies for supporting young people as they develop positive self-esteem.

In this training participants will:

  • Identify the qualities of healthy self-esteem and how they relate to social-emotional skills;
  • Learn strategies and activities to help children/youth develop healthy self-esteem.

Content Overview:

Organize Yourselves

Participants organize themselves into groups based on certain stated criteria. They reflect on the experience of working within a group and are introduced to some key concepts of self-esteem.

Self-Esteem Discussion

Participants will learn about self-esteem and tips for working with children/youth as they develop positive self-esteem.

Activities To Build Positive Self-Esteem

Participants will engage in a variety of activities that will help children/youth develop positive self-esteem, which they will be able take back and implement at their programs. 

Training Length: 2 hours