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November 2017

Engaging Youth in Preventing Opioid Addiction Training – Registration Closed.

November 13, 2017 - November 14, 2017

A Collaboration between Blake Works and the BEST Initiative/Health Resources in Action Monday, Nov 13th and Tuesday, Nov 14th 8:00-4:00PM Training Fee: $999pp* * Training fee is non-refundable after 10/13/17. Cancellations made prior to 10/13/17 will receive a partial refund. Please contact Blake Work prior to booking airline reservations. Registration 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), you will…

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December 2017

Marijuana and Youth: The Impact of Changing Law and Strategies to Address Use – Registration Closed.

December 12, 2017

*NEW OFFERING*  Tuesday, December 12th 9:30AM-3:30PM Training Fee: $125pp (no scholarships available) This (6-hour) training will provide us with a basic understanding of the new MA Marijuana law: what’s legal, what isn’t and the possible legal implications for young people.  Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to practice Motivational Interviewing skills they can put to use when discussing marijuana use with youth in their programs. This new law will impact youth programming and this training will provide youth workers a…

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February 2018

What We Bring: White Youth Workers in Communities of Color Training – Registration is closed.

February 7, 2018 - February 8, 2018

*Now Two Days!!!* What We Bring: White Youth Workers in Communities of Color Training 2 Days, February 7th and 8th 10:00AM-3:00PM Training Fee: $200pp (no scholarships available) Please click here for the PDF version of the flyer. 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…

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March 2018

Youth Development in the Arts: A Youth Worker Artist Training – Cancelled

March 7, 2018 - March 28, 2018

*New Offering* Wednesdays, March 7th , 14th , 22nd (Thursday), 28th 9:30AM-2:00PM Training Fee: $300pp (no scholarships offered)  A 4-session, 16 hour training that introduces youth workers and teaching artists ways to reinforce the natural alignment between youth development principles and strong arts learning experiences. The training team will include a trainer certified in the youth development approach and experienced artist. Training has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

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Building and Measuring Positive Youth Outcomes in your Program Training – Registration is Closed

March 29, 2018

Thursday, March 29th  9:30AM - 3:30PM Training Fee: $125pp (no scholarships available) Please click here for the PDF version of the flyer. This 4-hour training focuses on exploring positive youth outcomes with a special focus on developmental outcomes for youth programs.  Participants will utilize tools that will help better articulate developmental outcomes and indicators, specifically, to use in evaluating their programs.  This training will also provide participants with an opportunity to examine how they are integrating those outcomes through intentional…

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May 2018

Positive Behavior Management Training- Registration is Closed.

May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9th 9:30AM-4:00PM Training Fee: $125pp (no scholarships offered)  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. Registration is closed. 

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September 2018

Fall 2018 Youth Worker Certificate Training

September 25, 2018 - November 13, 2018

8 Tuesdays 9:30AM-2:00PM Sept 25th - Nov 13th Training Fee: $450pp** (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)** Please click here for PDF version of the flyer. 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…

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