Tue, October 24, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Empathetic Communications, Strong Relationships – VIRTUAL

Participants are REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL TRAININGS in the series and complete two modeling sessions at their program site and assignments in between trainings.

By registering for this training, you are committing to all training session dates.

Well-being has become fundamental to learning, thriving and succeeding in life. Well-being is cultivated through the strengthening of resiliency and life skills. Studies show that when youth name, notice and reflect on their experiences, thought and emotion processes, behaviors and social interactions in a positive and inclusive environment, they are better equipped to proactively respond to challenging life situations, more ready to learn and better able to perform in educational and work settings.

Prime Time Palm Beach County’s Well-being and Life Skills Initiative is an innovative professional learning opportunity designed to build resiliency and life skills among children and youth in afterschool based on best practices in the field and in alignment with national and state health and resiliency standards.  This new initiative is focused on building an afterschool climate and culture whereby youth thrive physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially, succeed in academic and extracurricular endeavors, build more positive and productive relationships, and engage in acts of kindness and service to others.

To this end, enrolled staff will undergo resiliency and life skills professional learning journey comprised of eight trainings supported by coaching. In each training session, participants incrementally practice and build crucial skills, from self-awareness and self-management to empathy and compassion as well as gratitude and service to others. Learning happens through simulations of afternoon meeting components, behind-the-scenes analysis on how to build community and teach resiliency and life skills to youth in creative and fun ways, real-time peer facilitation of afternoon meeting using sample lessons, and planning time with templates to build customized afternoon meeting lessons.

Upon successful completion of this training series and follow up assignment(s) will earn 23 clock hours (2.75 CEUs) of training.

The following is a schedule of the professional development trainings for the Well-being and Life Skills Fall cohort.

Resiliency and Life Skills Basics Onboarding Self-Paced Training (one-hour pre-requisite)

A self-paced one-hour training module available on a monthly rotation on the Prime Time training calendar for completion at your convenience.  You will be automatically enrolled to attend only ONE of the monthly offerings:

September 5-12, 2023

October 3-10, 2023

November 7-14, 2023

Well-being and Life Skills for Adults and Youth Series (8 sessions)

Attend all eight live two-hour sessions on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 am- 11:00 am.

  • Part 1: Introduction to Well-being – September 19, 2023
  • Part 2: Growing into My Best Self – September 26, 2023
  • Part 3: The Art of Social Connection – October 3, 2023
  • Part 4: Responding to Stress, Trauma and Uncertainty – October 10, 2023
  • Part 5: Making Resiliency and Habit – October 17, 2023
  • Part 6: Empathetic Communication, Strong Relationships – October 24, 2023
  • Part 7: Building a Culture of Compassion and Inclusion – October 31, 2023
  • Part 8: Expressing Gratitude and Serving the Community- November 14, 2023

Training Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Cultivate foundational understanding of resiliency and life skills and the science-based benefits for adults and youth.
  2. Practice and reflect on adult-focused well-being practices in intrapersonal and interpersonal contexts.
  3. Learn, apply, and plan lessons and strategies of the responsive classroom approach to afternoon meeting and best practice for resiliency and life skills instruction to youth in afterschool settings.
  4. Explore innovative ways to create a positive and inclusive climate and culture through integration of well-being, resiliency and life strategies in staff interactions and youth activities.

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

Identify – A. Recognizes that change, stress, and transition affect social and emotional development and behavior.

Apply- B. Implements strategies to develop young people’s self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship-building and responsible decision-making skills, C. Models healthy interactions and guides children and youth in self-awareness, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision making, D. Incorporates activities promoting cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, E. Is responsive and encourages learning through questions, active listening, problem-solving activities, and conversations, F. Adapts cognitive and physical activities and interactions to support diverse needs, abilities, and interests, G. Supports children and youth in developing a sense of self, H. Facilitates learning and other opportunities that reflect the cultures and values represented in the local community.

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, B. Guides child/youth behavior in positive, developmentally, and culturally responsive ways, C. Shows self-respect and respect for others, D. Practices positive, healthy interactions and guides children and youth in self-awareness, social awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision making.

Enhancing Group Experiences

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

Youth Engagement Voice and Choice

Apply – E. Develops the capacity for self-reflection, communication, empathy, and appreciation of the various cultures and diverse opinions of children and youth.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed

I. Safe Environment

I-E. Creating Safe Spaces

II. Supportive Environment

II.G. Emotion Coaching

II.H. Scaffolding Learning

II.I. Fostering Growth Mindset

II.J. Active Engagement

III. Interactive Environment

III-K. Sense of Belonging

III-L. Fostering Teamwork

III-M. Promoting Responsibility and Leadership

III-N. Cultivating Empathy

IV. Engaging Environment

IV.P. Supporting Young People’s Interests

IV.R. Reflection