About the Workshops
Foundations of Self-Awareness of Emotional Development | May 4th
The ability of adults to support young people in identifying and managing their emotions starts with the adults’ ability to do the same. In this experiential workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of how people interpret and feel emotions; how they personally experience hot buttons and emotional activation; as well as explore self-regulation.
Emotion Coaching | May 6th
Emotion Coaching is an approach to young people’s emotions that accepts and validates the emotions, while still providing guidance and tools, when needed, to support young people’s emotion management skills. Participants are given a step-by-step guide to emotion coaching and given opportunities to practice their emotion coaching skills.
Cultivating Empathy | May 11th
By incorporating and modeling empathy, youth workers can add value to their programs and promote positive skill-building for young people. In this session, participants will practice strategies for supporting empathy-building, including active listening skills that model empathy and encourage young people to express their emotions in a healthy way.
Trauma-Informed Practices | May 13th
During this workshop, participants will explore how the Weikart Center's Pyramid for Program Quality has a direct connection to creating a trauma-informed setting.
Final Reflection | May 18th
Come together as a cohort to reflect on this professional development series and look forward to your future as a leader.