Check out the 2016-2017 BEST Training calendar! Lots of new trainings added and great trainings returning.


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 27 - November 15
  2. Positive Behavior Management Training

    October 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Engaging Youth in Preventing Opioid Addiction Training

    November 14 - November 15
  4. Motivational Interviewing for Youth Workers Training

    December 13 - December 14
  5. Youth Work Supervisor Training

    January 24, 2017 - February 14, 2017



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