Tue, December 05, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Structure and Clear Limits – VIRTUAL

How do you prevent chaos in an afterschool environment without stifling the positive energy of youth? Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe. This training will help you to analyze the level of structure in your program and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.

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

Training Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Explain how Structure and Clear Limits meet the developmental needs of youth.
  2. Explore ways to improve their programs’ structure.
  3. Establish limits for their programs.

Core Knowledge, Skills and Competencies (CKSC) Addressed

Relationships and Interactions with Children and Youth

Individual Child/Youth Guidance  

Apply – B. Guides child/youth behavior in positive, developmentally, and culturally responsive ways.

Enhancing Group Experiences   

Identify – A. Understands active listening.

Apply – D. Observes and evaluates group activities and transitions and adjusts to enhance experiences.

Apply – G. Utilizes group management strategies based on theories of child and youth development.

Learning Environments and Curriculum

Physical Environment and Activities   

Apply – C. Employs schedules, routines, and structured transitions.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed:

I-Safe Environment

I-E. Creating Safe Spaces

I-E-4. Demonstrate positive group management style.

I-E-5. Demonstrate mutual accountability.

II. Supportive Environment

II-F. Session Flow

IV. Engaging Environment

IV-P. Supporting Young People’s Interests