Best Practices in Youth Services, Participant Guide

With this course you will learn best practices in youth services, including how to create a safe space and supportive peer culture. It also addresses the balancing act between supporting youth in their individual development and the responsibility to enforce discipline in challenging behaviors.

8-Hour Course

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Course Description

With this course you will increase the knowledge and ability to: recognize the elements of best practices in youth services; build a safe environment that supports positive youth norms; engage youth in creating a positive peer culture; recognize and balance the responsibility of your role with the discipline needed to address behaviors in such a way that supports the need/s of youth; create a list of best practices that address building a safe environment, challenge youth behaviors, and encourage positive engagement.

 

Objectives

  • Recognize the elements of best practices in youth services
  • Build a safe environment that supports positive youth norms
  • Engage youth in creating a positive peer culture
  • Recognize and balance the responsibility of your role with the discipline needed to address behaviors in such a way that supports the  need/s of youth
  • Create a list of best practices that address building a safe environment, challenge youth behaviors, and encourage positive engagement



Course Outline

 

Part 1: What is best practice?

Introduction                                                                                       

What does best practice mean to you                                        

Position and roles                                                                               

Authority and discipline                                                                    

Responsibility and discipline                                                             

Authority and personality types                                                            

Youth needs                                                                                       

Elements of best practice                                                                   


Part 2: Building a safe and supportive environment

Introduction                                                                                       

Group norms                                                                                        

Creating a positive peer culture                                                         

Negative group roles                                                                          

Positive group roles                                                                            

Setting limits                                                                                      

Safe environment simulation                                                 

Applying best practice to a safe environment                        

 

Part 3: Positive youth behavior, positive interactions

Introduction                                                                                       

Youth need boggle                                                                            

Best practice: The ABC approach to seeing youth behavior  

Threat response cycle                                                             

Your response to youth behavior challenges                           

Responding to inappropriate behavior                                               

Best practice in youth behavior                                                         

 

Part 4: Youth engagement

Introduction                                                                                       

Cause and Effect                                                                               

Youth engagement                                                                             

Applying best practice to youth development                                   

 

Part 5: Creating your own best practice

Introduction                                                                                       

My best practices 

 

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