Wed, April 12, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

VIRTUAL: The Responsive Teen Advisory Council

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 SEL-based framework and routines designed to help council members build communication and social-emotional learning skills while cultivating positive, meaningful relationships with their peers and with adults.

Upon successful completion of this training, the participant will earn 3 clock hours (.3 CEUs) of training.  

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.

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 Competencies Addressed  

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth

5. C1: Use strategies to assist youth in learning to express emotions, solve problems, and make decisions in positive ways - Level 3

5. C2: Develop and implement strategies to practice complex communication skills such as assertiveness, conflict resolution, and positive decision making – Level 3

PQA SEL Items Addressed  

PBC PQA Scale – I-E Creating Safe Spaces  

I.E.1: Foster positive emotional climate

I.E.2: Convey warmth and respect

I.E.3: Provide support for safe space

I.E.4: Demonstrate positive group management style

I.E.5: Demonstrate mutual accountability

PBC PQA Scale – II-H Scaffolding Learning

II.H.2: Model skills

PBC PQA Scale – III-M Promoting Responsibility and Leadership  

III.M.2: Support carrying out responsibilities independently

PBC PQA Scale – III-N Cultivating Empathy  

III.N.1: Structure activity for sharing and listening

III.N.3: Structure activities for showing kindness

PBC PQA Scale – IV-O Furthering Learning

IV.O.1: Support connections to previous knowledge