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November 2016
$999

Engaging Youth in Preventing Opioid Addiction Training

November 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016

A Collaboration between Blake Works and the BEST Initiative/Health Resources in Action Monday, Nov 14th and Tuesday, Nov 15th 9:00-4:00PM Training Fee: $999pp* * Training fee is non-refundable after 10/14/16. Cancellations made prior to 10/14/16 will receive a partial refund. Please contact Blake Work prior to booking airline reservations. Registration is now open! **For any questions, please contact** Kettie MacLean Blake Works 978-282-1663 kmaclean@wordscanwork.com At this highly interactive two-day training, presented by Blake Works and Health Resources in Action (HRiA),…

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December 2016

Butler Conference for Disability Inclusion in After School Programs

December 6, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

*NEW OFFERING* Tuesday, Dec 6th, 8:30am-1:30pm Registration is CLOSED The conference will be held at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street, Boston, MA. The Butler Conference for Disability Inclusion in After School Programs is designed to provide information, understanding, and tools to leadership and senior staff of after school and youth programs in order to help them create and provide inclusive programming. The conference is driven by a need in the Boston community for more inclusive spaces and…

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$200

Motivational Interviewing for Youth Workers Training

December 13, 2016 - December 14, 2016

Tuesday, Dec 13th & Wednesday, Dec 14th  9:30-4:00PM (Tuesday), 9:30-2:00PM (Wednesday) Training Fee: $200pp (no scholarships available) Registration is now CLOSED. This 10-hour interactive training explores Motivational Interviewing as a strategy for working with young people. Motivational Interviewing (MI) refers to a counseling approach developed by clinical psychologists Professor William R. Miller, Ph.D. and Professor Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D. MI is a goal-oriented, client-centered counseling style for supporting behavior change. In this training, we have adapted this counseling style for youth work practitioners working in youth programs. This training is a very hands-on…

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January 2017
$300

Youth Work Supervisor Training

January 24 - February 14

 4 Tuesdays 9:30AM-2:00PM Jan 24th - Feb 14th Training Fee: $300pp** (no scholarships available) Registration is now closed.  **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…

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February 2017
$125

What We Bring: White Youth Workers in Communities of Color Training

February 1

*NEW OFFERING* Wednesday, Feb 1st, 9:30-4:00PM Training Fee: $125pp (no scholarships available) Registration is now CLOSED.  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 6-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 of color, and…

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$450

February BOOTCAMP Youth Worker Certificate Training

February 21 - February 24

<<February Vacation Special Edition>> *NEW OFFERING*  4 Consecutive Days 9:00AM-5:00PM (daily)  Feb 21st – Feb 24th* *You must attend each day Training Fee: $450pp** (no scholarships available) Registration is CLOSED. **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…

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March 2017
$125

An Introduction to Disrupting Negative Masculinity Training

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

*NEW OFFERING*  Tuesday, Mar 8th, 9:30-4:00PM Training Fee: $125pp (no scholarships available) To register, CLICK HERE! This 6-hour interactive training will encourage participants to explore how sexism, heterosexism and homophobia damages boys and how the messages of masculinity (especially “negative” masculinity) impacts boys.  In youth work, it is critical to examine positive principles for boyhood/manhood are to ensure effective strategies are used to help develop healthy and positive relationships with boys.

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$125

Supporting Girls Training

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

*NEW OFFERING* Wednesday, Mar 29th 9:30-4:00PM Training Fee: $125pp (no scholarships available) Registration is CLOSED. This 6-hour training focuses on exploring strategies to positively empower girls.  Participants in this training will examine how gender norms in programs often perpetuate unhealthy and unrealistic expectations of girls.  This training will encourage participants to share and explore effective strategies and best practices that allow girls to choose appropriate and desirable ways for them to behave, think and act.

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April 2017
$450

Spring Youth Worker Certificate Training

April 4 - May 30

8 Tuesdays 9:30AM-2:00PM  Apr 4th – May 30th* *skips Apr 18th Training Fee: $450pp** (no scholarships available) Registration is CLOSED. **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 2017
$125

Positive Behavior Management Training

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

*NEW OFFERING* Wednesday, May 24th, 9:30-4:00PM* Training Fee: $125pp (no scholarships offered)  Registration is now CLOSED. This 6-hour training focuses on youth workers’ role in deescalating behavioral situations with youth using an asset-based approached.  This training will help participants practice probing techniques to understand the underlying issues motivating youth’s behavior.  Participants will explore individual practices and appropriate behavior management strategies that help promote positive behavior.

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