Youth Work Central brings together people, expertise, and opportunities for youth workers’ continued professional development. It is offered as an on-line tool of Health Resources in Action’s BEST Initiative. Youth Work Central makes accessible the support and professional development opportunities that youth workers need in order to understand and work with young people. Creating and raising standards for youth work ultimately improves the quality of services for youth. This site serves as a forum for sharing ideas, a place to learn about approaches, strategies and research critical to youth work, and a source of information about upcoming events and opportunities.

Upcoming Events

  1. Fall Youth Worker Certificate Training

    September 29 - November 27
  2. Supervising Youth Employees Training

    October 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  3. Motivational Interviewing for Youth Workers Training

    October 28 - October 29
  4. Parent/Caregiver Engagement Training

    December 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  5. Youth Work Supervisor Training

    January 19, 2016 - March 9, 2016


  • 2015-2016 BEST Calendar Now Posted!

    Mark your calendars and save the dates for our 2015-2016 Boston BEST trainings! Visit the calendar for registration information on these trainings/webinars and others we offer. To download a PDF copy of this calendar, please click here.     Registration
  • BEST 2014-2015 Training Calendar Now Posted!

    Mark your calendars and save the dates for our 2014-2015 Boston BEST trainings! Registration needs to be completed online for all of our trainings. Registration will open typically one month prior to the start of a training – see below for


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