Wed, May 15, 2024
9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Responsive Teen Advisory Council – VIRTUAL

Once you have a Teen Advisory Council at your program, what is the next step? This activity-filled training provides the answer by introducing a strong “whole child” framework and routines designed to help council members build critical life skills while cultivating positive, meaningful relationships with their peers and with adults.

Please note: Only afterschool practitioners working with middle school, high school, or fifth grade elementary youth should register for this training. Completion of “Teen Advisory Councils (Parts 1-4)” is recommended before taking this training.

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

Training Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Participate in a Responsive Advisory Meeting
  2. Examine the steps involved in getting started with a Responsive Advisory Meeting
  3. Practice using Responsive Advisory Meeting plans to address specific Teen Advisory Council meeting goals or purposes.

Core Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Addressed (CKSCs) 

Learning Environments and Curriculum

Physical Environment and Activities 

Identify – A. Recognizes the importance of creating a developmentally and culturally responsive learning environment and following a curriculum.

Identify – C. Identifies aspects of a developmentally and culturally responsive environment and learning plan.

Apply – B. Shows warmth, caring, and respect for children, youth, and others as individuals.

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

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.

Apply – C. Models healthy interactions and guides children and youth in self-awareness, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision making.

Relationships and Interactions with Children and Youth

Individual Child/Youth Guidance 

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

Apply – D. Practices positive, health interactions and guides children and youth in self-awareness, social awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision making.

Enhancing Group Experiences

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

Youth Engagement, Voice, and Choice 

Apply – A. Encourages youth to express their ideas and feelings to support healthy development, meaningful relationships, and program quality.

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

III. Interactive Environment 

III-L. Fostering Teamwork