Tue, March 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

VIRTUAL: Encouraging Youth for Success

Encouragement becomes critical when young people get stuck in certain mindsets. Encouragement can help them get unstuck and move forward successfully. This interactive training introduces various techniques that help practitioners build more supportive, youth-centered relationships. Participants will practice strategies that encourage youth to develop a growth mindset.   

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 1.5 clock hours (.2 CEUs) of training. 

Training Objectives: 

Participants will: 

  1. Define and explore the difference between praise and encouragement
  2. Analyze criteria for Determining Effective Encouragement

Core Competencies Addressed: 

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children and Youth: Entry Level, Level 1

5.C.- Promote positive expression, interaction and group experiences between adults and children/youth

C1: Support positive relationships between participants

C2: Interact with children and youth in positive ways and encourage participation

Primary QIS Scales Addressed: 

III-K Sense of Belonging

1 Staff provides structured opportunities (e.g., group presentations, sharing times, recognition celebrations, exhibitions, performances) to publicly acknowledge the achievements, work, or contributions of some youth.

II-I Fostering Growth Mindset  

2 Staff support contributions or accomplishments of young people by acknowledging what they’ve said or done with specific, non-evaluative language (e.g., “The detail in that sentence helps me create the picture in my mind.” “You figured that word out from the context by yourself!”).