Tue, April 23, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Building Community – VIRTUAL

Do you know what it takes to build an emotionally and physically safe space for youth? Building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals. This interactive training will introduce you to a variety of activities designed to support the community building process.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 2 clock hours (.2 CEUs) of training.

Training Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Describe the ways in which they can build community with youth.
  2. Demonstrate ways to provide youth with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging.
  3. Compare and contrast icebreakers, energizers, name games and bonding games.
  4. Discuss the stages of group development.

Core Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs)

Relationships and Interactions with Children and Youth

Enhancing Group Experiences

Identify – D. Identifies child/youth abilities and corresponding positive guidance techniques to support successful group experiences.

Apply – C. Plans and guides group activities to teach children and youth cooperation and collaboration.

Equity and Inclusion

Culturally Responsive Practice

Apply – A. Designs and executes program activities and routines that build on children and youth’s cultural context.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed: 

I-Safe Environment

I-E. Creating Safe Spaces

III- Interactive Environment

III-K. Sense of Belonging

III-N- Cultivating Empathy