9:00 am - 10:30 am
Creating a Welcoming Environment in Your Program – VIRTUAL
In this training, participants will understand how building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to develop as individuals within a group. In this fun interactive training, you will practice activities that help youth feel a sense of belonging and increase participation and learning in your program.
Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 1.5 clock hours (.2 CEUs) of training.
- Compare and contrast icebreakers, energizers, name games and bonding games.
- Demonstrate ways to provide youth with opportunities to develop a sense of belonging.
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-E Creating Safe Spaces
I-E-1. Foster positive emotional climate.
I-E-2. Convey warmth and respect.
I-E-6. Show active inclusion.
III- Interactive Environment
III-K- Sense of Belonging
III-K-1- Opportunities for young people to get to know each other.
III-N- Cultivating Empathy
III-N-1- Structure activities for sharing and listening.