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January 2020

Youth Work Supervisor Training 2020

January 15 - February 5
Health Resources in Action, 2 Boylston Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02116

4 Wednesdays 9:30AM-2:00PM Jan 15th – Feb 5th  Training Fee: $300pp** (no scholarships available)  **This rate is the Boston Subsidized Rate (only available through Health Resources in Action hosted community trainings thanks to funding from United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley)** This four-session, 16-hour training focuses on supervision and program management in youth work.  It addresses the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, communication, work relationships, program management and the specific supervision of youth workers within a youth development…

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February 2020

February Youth Worker Certificate Bootcamp

February 18 - February 21
Health Resources in Action, 2 Boylston Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02116

4 Consecutive Days 9:00AM-5:00PM (daily)  February 18th – February 21st* *You must attend each day Training Fee: $450pp** **This rate is the Boston Subsidized Rate (only available through Health Resources in Action hosted community trainings thanks to funding from United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley)** This 32-hour training (which will be offered over 4 days) is based on the nationally recognized Advancing Youth Development curriculum.  This training provides participants with grounding in the Positive Youth Development Approach.  Participants…

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March 2020

Youth Work Intensive Conference 2020

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Simmons University, 300 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

The BEST Initiative is excited to be hosting the 2020 Youth Work Intensive on March 4th at Simmons University. The Youth Work Intensive (YWI) is looking to provide high quality and engaging professional development opportunities for youth work professionals, we hope you will consider offering a workshop at this year's conference! Click here to submit a workshop proposal today.   Workshop RFPs open November 4th, click here to become a presenter! Conference registration will open January 20th, 2020.

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April 2020

Restorative Justice Circles

April 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Health Resources in Action, 2 Boylston Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02116

April 2nd, 2020 9:30AM-4:00PM Training Fee: $99pp Led by Aggie Kolbeck Restorative justice circles encourage all stakeholders to speak their piece, and ensure all voices are heard in a respectful manner.  This training will examine the use of restorative justice circles in the context of youth work, teaching participants how to respectfully implement this style of dialogue within their programs REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 24TH 2020. MORE DETAILS TO COME!

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Spring Youth Worker Certificate Training (YWC) 2020

April 7 - June 2
Urban College of Boston, 2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States

8 Tuesdays 9:30AM-2:00PM April 7th - June 2nd* Training Fee: $450pp** (no scholarships available) *Skips April 21st for BPS vacation **This rate is the Boston Subsidized Rate (only available through Health Resources in Action hosted community trainings thanks to funding from United Way of Mass Bay and Merrimack Valley)** This eight-session, 32-hour training is based on the nationally recognized Advancing Youth Development curriculum.  This training provides participants with grounding in the Positive Youth Development Approach.  Participants are introduced to an…

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May 2020

What We Bring: White Youth Workers in Communities of Color

May 13 @ 9:30 am - May 14 @ 3:00 pm
Urban College of Boston, 2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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2 Days, May 13th and 14th 9:30AM-3:00PM Training Fee: $175pp (no scholarships available) In partnership with: Lori Lobenstine, DS4SI Good youth work requires a strong sense of self on the part of the youth worker, but all too often, whiteness is awkward for white youth workers (and youth) to talk about.  This 10-hour training will offer participants room to talk about the challenges of addressing, confronting and embracing their identities as white youth workers, their reasons for working in communities…

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June 2020

Integrating Icebreakers and Games Into Your Program

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Urban College of Boston, 2 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02116 United States

June 3rd 9:30AM-4:00PM Training Fee: $99pp (No Scholarships Available) In this one-day training, participants will be able to explore community building activities that enable youth to build relationships and feel more connected to each other, their youth workers and their programs. Participants will practice different types of community building activities and assess how to and when to use them in programs. Through discussion and practice, participants will also be able to identify activities that are age-appropriate, and allow for youth…

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