Tue, April 02, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Managing Emotions in OST – VIRTUAL

This introductory session is designed to build practitioners’ knowledge of emotion coaching and develop skills they will incorporate into program activities that teach youth to identify and safely manage their emotional experiences. The purpose is to improve program quality by strengthening and supporting practitioners’ acknowledgement and reflection of their personal emotional landscapes and activations, while also increasing their ability to facilitate the cultivation of skills in the emotional domain of resiliency and life skills with young people. Practitioners are encouraged to continue to deepen learning through the Well-being and Life Skills Initiative and/or other related training offerings on the Prime Time Calendar.

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

Training Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Understand the framework for resiliency and life skills generally, and where Emotion Coaching fits within the framework.
  2. Recognize cultural and social factors impact the ways emotions are understood and interpreted.
  3. Practice empathetic communications skills to effectively guide youth to name and manage their emotions.
  4. Identify best practices and plan for supporting emotion management and emotion coaching in youth programming.

Core Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs)   

Child/Youth Growth and Development 

Identify – F. Identifies physical, cognitive, language and communication, social and emotional, and creative development benchmarks.

Apply – C. Communicates about physical, cognitive, language and communication, social and emotional, cultural and creative differences among children and youth.

Learning Environments and Curriculum 

Physical, Social/Emotional, and Cognitive Development

Apply – B. Implements strategies to develop young people’s self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship-building and responsible decision-making skills.

Relationships and Interactions with Children and Youth

Individual Child / Youth Guidance

A. Provides a supportive environment in which children and youth can learn and practice pro-social behaviors.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed  

I. Safe Environment  

I-E. Creating Safe Spaces

I-E-1. Foster positive climate

I-E-2. Convey warmth and respect

I-E-3. Provide support for safe space

I-E-6. Show active inclusion.

II. Supportive Environment

II-G. Emotion Coaching

II-G.1. Acknowledge emotions

II-G.2. Support young people to name emotions

II-G. 3. Discuss constructive handling

II-G. 4. Discuss emotion causes

III. Interactive Environment

III-K. Sense of Belonging

III-K.1. Young people get to know each other

III-K.2. Inclusive relationships

III-N. Cultivating Empathy

III.N.2. Encourage understanding other’s emotions

III.N.4. Support valuing of differences