Anchorage Youth Development Coalition

Anchorage Youth Development Coalition

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Training Network Directory

Anchorage’s youth-serving community has come together to share professional development opportunities that can help you build your capacity to support youth!

In addition to ongoing publicly advertised trainings, individual trainers available by contract, and online training resources, this directory also includes trainings provided by agencies internally for their staff, but which may have space for others to participate on a case-by-case basis.

The information included in this directory is intended to give a general overview – please contact the training provider directly for the most up-to-date information. 

4-Lenses
Description:

This training gives the participants the chance to learn about their personal temperament and the temperaments of others. This training with the assessment tool and interactive atmosphere also helps you understand others in your organization.

More information at: www.shipleycommunication.com

Offered by:
  • AK National Guard Child and Youth Program. Contact: Joan Boltz or 907-427-6670. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: price of books. Generally provided to military serving agencies.
Active Learning
More Information:

Do you know the difference between active learning and “hands-on” learning?Giving youth materials is just the beginning.This interactive workshop introduces the “ingredients” of active learning, explains the role that active learning plays in the experiential learning cycle, and helps participants create more powerful learning opportunities for youth.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately.Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Contact: Kortnee Carmack. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: free to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resiliency
Description:

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego and included more than 17,000 participants.

Findings suggest that traumatic events/ACEs are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life in the United States. The study defined adverse childhood experiences as exposure to child abuse, neglect, domestic violence, household members abusing alcohol or drugs, other traumatic stressors. The ACEs study shows that trauma impairs a child’s physical, social and intellectual development resulting in increased risk of poor performance in school, mental health problems, substance abuse, problems with the law and serious long-term health problems. In addition, the financial toll of childhood trauma is as staggering as the social toll.

Join us and learn more about brain development, how the brain is impacted by ACEs/toxic stress and resiliency. Trainers trained by ACE Interface www.aceinterface.com

Offered by:
  • Alaska Children’s Trust: Contact: Eric Boyer. Time of year: as needed/requested. Participant expenses: no charge. Note: Training is offered upon request, as availability allows. Length/content is adapted to audience.
  • North Star Lunch and Learn: Aces Training 1/6/2015
  • North Star Lunch and Learn: Why Are Aces so adverse? 5/6/2014
Advocacy Basics
Description:

To gain the knowledge of basic advocacy skills to be utilized while serving youth.

Offered by:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Cost: no charge, if space available.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Description:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two day training that is designed to help all caregivers become more willing, ready and able to help persons at risk. Suicide can be prevented with the help of prepared caregivers. The workshop is for all caregivers (any person in a position of trust). This includes professionals, paraprofessionals and lay people. It is suitable for mental health professionals, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, teachers, counselors, youth workers, police and correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, fire fighters and community volunteers.

For more information, visit www.livingworks.net.

Offered by:
  • Southcentral Foundation. Contact: Amber Latham or 729-4282. Time of year: every other month. Participant expenses: no charge.
Ask-Listen-Encourage
Description:

Learn strategies to communicate with youth in a way that makes them feel supported and heard.This interactive workshop introduces various communication techniques that help you build more supportive, youth-centered relationships.Participants will learn how to ask more effective questions, to listen actively to youth, and offer youth encouragement rather than praise.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately.Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Contact: Kortnee Carmack. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: free to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Description:

Trainings related to support those who work with or are family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms and have yet to be diagnosed.

Offered by:
Building Community
Description:

This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of activities designed to support the community building process. Building an emotionally safe community of peers and adults is essential for youth to learn and develop as individuals.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately.Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Contact: Kortnee Carmack. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: free to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
Bullying Behavior
Description:

To empower teens to recognize the variety of ways individuals can exhibit, as well as the variety of roles kids play in bullying behavior. To increase awareness and understanding about the consequences (short and long term effects) of bullying and to encourage active and safe measures of bystander intervention.

To empower educators to recognize the difference between bullying behavior and mean behavior. To educate about the characteristics and types of bullying behavior. To identify roles in bullying behavior and reporting barriers for kids. To discuss previous misdirection in bullying prevention. To identify more effective ways of dealing with bullying behavior, including encouraging bystander intervention.

Offered by:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.This presentation is for youth and youth serving individuals.
Bullying Prevention - Children with Disabilities
Description:

Children with disabilities are bullied two to three times more than those without. This workshop focuses on children with disabilities and is designed for professionals and parents. Together, we explore the dynamics of bullying as well as what we can do to help children address this serious issue.

Trainers trained by PACER. Learn more at: www.pacer.org/bullying/

Offered by:
  • Stone Soup Group. Contact: See website/calendar.Time of year: October – Bullying Prevention Month. Participants expenses: no charge.
Child Abuse Awareness and Mandatory Reporting
Description:

This brief training covers signs and symptoms of child abuse & neglect as well as what steps to take when there is suspected abuse. Led by a case worker from the Office of Children’s Services. Historically, staff have really taken a lot away from the question & answer session at the end of the training.

Offered by:
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska. Contact: Toni Shine, HR Director. Time of year: annually, last week of school. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available. Note: Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska provides this training annually during our Summer Training event. The information is not specific to our agency.
Cooperative Learning
Description:

Cooperative learning is an excellent way to nurture youth leadership, build community, and keep things fun. This interactive workshop will equip participants with grouping strategies and ways to think about building cooperative learning into any program offering.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately.Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Contact: Kortnee Carmack. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: free to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
CPR and First Aid Certification
Offered by:
Developmental Disabilities
Offered by:
FASD - Into Action Series
Description:

Eight week series. Overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), behaviors associated with the diagnosis, and positive techniques for dealing with them. Through this class participants will gain a better understanding of the diagnosis and become more effective caregivers and advocates for children who experience FASD.

Offered by:
  • Stone Soup Group. Contact: See website/calendar. Time of year: beginning and end of the year. Participants expenses: small fee, scholarships available.
Girls & Boys Circles Facilitator Training
Description:

This training prepares volunteers to facilitate small youth groups called “Circles” using a strength-based approach. Topics include: defining the role of the facilitator, confidentiality and its limits, methods for effectively handling group dynamics, and more.

ywcaak.org/youth-empowerment/girls-circles-boys-councils

Offered by:
  • YWCA. Contact: Kate O’Brien or 644-9621. Time of year: September, January. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
Green Dot
Description:

Green Dot Alaska is a project aimed at engaging individual community members in preventing power-based violence in our communities.

www.greendotalaska.com/anchorage.html

Offered by:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.
Healthy Relationships
Description:

To empower people with the knowledge of how to recognize healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships. Based on healthy sense of self/ personal advocacy, respect and effective communication styles.Also a discussion about ending relationships respectfully, setting boundaries and how to help a friend.

Offered by:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.
Healthy Sexuality

Let’s Talk (for parents): Our 2 hour Let’s Talk was created as a resource for parents and caregivers and provides an opportunity to discuss individual values around sexuality followed by skill building opportunities on how to have conversations with the youth in their lives.

Offered by: PPGNW. Contact: Lacy Moran. Time of year: Quarterly, Upon Request Participant expenses: $25 requested donation, scholarships available

Healthy Sexuality 101 (for professionals): A 2 day workshop designed to develop knowledge around Sexual Health trends followed by hands on skill building that will increase comfort around talking with youth (and adults!) about health and sexual health issues.

Offered by: PPGNW. Contact: Lacy Moran. Time of year: as needed/requested Participant expenses: case-by-case.

Healthy Sexuality Certification (Online Planned Parenthood University): Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest offers a one year (4 quarters) Sexuality Education Certificate through a program called Planned Parenthood University. This long term program is offered 100% online and provides students with 12 credit hours upon completion.

Offered by: PPGNW. Contact: PPGNW Education Department or 206.328.7715. Time of year: Quarterly (Fall entry to start) Participant expenses: $625 per quarter.

Lifeguard Certification
Description:

A certificate program in which one learns how to do water rescues using a variety of aids and equipment.

Offered by:
  • Camp Fire Alaska. Contact: Carrie Hackett Time of year: annually, late spring. Participant expenses: cost of certification.
Managing Aggressive Behavior
Description:

A crisis management program that focuses on prevention while teaching the physical and non physical intervention skills you need to keep staff and clients safe. Led by trainer(s) from the National Resource Center for Youth Services, University of Oklahoma.

Offered by:
Mandated Reporting
Description:

Furthering the education of mandated reporters on the process of mandated reporting.

Offered By:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.
Mental Health First Aid Certification
Description:

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/what-you-learn

Offered by:
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification
Description:

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

Offered by:
  • Denali Family Services. Contact: Brittany Mallasch. Time of year: quarterly. Participant expenses: certification cost.
Planning and Reflection
Description:

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to powerful and easy to use methods that promote youth engagement in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities and projects.Learn strategies to engage youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection and be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily routine and activities.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately.Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Contact: Kortnee Carmack. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: free to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
Positive Behavioral Support - Children with Special Needs
Description:

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is program used to develop behavioral plans for children and youth with special needs. Stone Soup Group’s Parent Navigators work collaboratively with families, professionals and/or providers to build a team of support for the child with special needs. Using a combination of lecture, teamwork, and group discussion the team creates a plan for the child. Participants attend classes and complete “homework assignments” by applying the techniques learned into the home and school environment.

Offered by:
  • Stone Soup Group. Contact: See website/calendar. Time of year: 2-3 times per year. Participants expenses: no charge.
Positive Youth Development (40 Developmental Assets)
Description:

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the core concepts of Positive Youth Development and the 40 Developmental Assets. Participants will understand how their involvement in a young person?s life can lead to long term positive outcomes.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: case by case.
  • Anchorage Youth Development Coalition. Contact: Ciara Johnson. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse
Description:

Educating youth and teen serving individuals on the warning signs and protective factors regarding child sexual abuse as well as how to respond if a teen or youth discloses.

Offered By:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.
Reframing Conflict
Description:

This workshop introduces participants to the High/Scope step-by-step model for reframing conflict as well as general principles of conflict resolution.Participants will practice using new skills to turn a conflict situation into an opportunity for growth.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately.Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc. Contact: Kortnee Carmack. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: free to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
Safe Spaces for LGBT Youth in Anchorage - Video
Description:

Nine minute video to help you meaningfully increase your knowledge and skills on how to support LGBTQ youth in youth-serving programs. Developed by youth in the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition (AYDC) LGBTQ Youth Leadership Internship program, with the support of Pride Foundation and Alaska Teen Media Institute. Information in the video comes from their youth-led community assessment.

Available at:
safeTALK
Description:

safeTALK is a three to four hour training that teaches people how to:

  • Move beyond common tendencies to dismiss conversations about or avoid suicide.
  • Identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
  • Apply TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe) to connect a person with suicide thoughts to suicide first aid, intervention caregivers.
Offered by:
  • Southcentral Foundation. Contact: Amber Latham or 729-4282. Time of year: monthly. Participant expenses: no charge.
SafeZone 2-hour Ally Training
Description:

www.uaa.alaska.edu/safezone

UAA’s SafeZone is a campus-wide program designed to increase the overall campus community’s understanding and awareness of issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, allies (GLBTQA) and other marginalized persons. We offer a visible message of inclusion, support, and advocacy through 2-hour Ally trainings, taking participants through a variety of activities aimed at expanding horizons and cultivating thoughts. Ally trainings help participants examine their thoughts and views while prepping them to become better allies for the GLBTQA community.

UAA SafeZone also offers 8-hour train-the-trainer courses, and a bi-weekly Lavender Lunch program. In addition, we hold bi-weekly meetings which are open to all to encourage awareness, discussion, and participation for those who wish to become more involved.

All of our events, including Ally and Train-the-Trainer trainings, are open to UAA students, staff, faculty and the surrounding communities.

SafeZone became a part of the UAA community in November 2010, and now has over 100 trained allies and 30 trainers, comprised of current and former students, staff, faculty, and community members the Anchorage and Fairbanks communities.

Receive a certificate and a window cling.

Offered by:
  • University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Contact: Maria Bonifacio, SafeZone Trainer or safezone@uaa.alaska.edu. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, unless organization would like to donate to our foundation account through UAA or purchase snacks for their training.
Sexual Assault and Consent
Description:

To empower youth and youth serving indiividuals with the knowledge and skills they need to identify a sexual assault, dispel common myths about sexual assaults, prevent victimizing behaviors in themselves and to avoid victimization from others, act to protect themselves, and know how to help a friend.

Offered by:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.
Stalking Behaviors
Description:

Identifying stalking behaviors and how to handle them if they arise. Including digital stalking.

Offered by:
  • Standing Together Against Rape (S.T.A.R.). Contact: Nicholas McMillan. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.
Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework
Description:

This training includes information on promising strategies to strengthen families and is designed for practitioners in multiple settings.It includes an introduction to the Protective Factors Framework and provides opportunities for participants to discuss how to make small but significant changes in their practices that further strengthen families, prevent child maltreatment, and promote health development.

Learn more about this research-informed approach at http://www.cssp.org/reform/strengtheningfamilies/about

Offered by:
  • State of Alaska DHSS OCS Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Project. Contact: Shirley Pittz. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: no charge, if space available.Notes: training is geared to the needs of the organization(s) requesting and can vary from a 2 hour introduction to a full 2-day training.
Structure and Clear Limits
Description:

Learn skills to prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth’s positive energy. Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe. Participants will analyze the level of structure in their programs and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately. Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack Cook Inlet Tribal Council. Contact: Kortnee Carmack.  Time of year: as needed.  Participant expenses: free of charge to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
Teen Advisory Council/Youth in Governance
Description:

In this workshop participants will explore the key ingredients for creating dynamic youth-driven programs for teens. We will explore ways to engage youth in providing voice into organizational governance and program development.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth. It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately. Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Kortnee Carmack Cook Inlet Tribal Council. Contact: Kortnee Carmack.  Time of year: as needed.  Participant expenses: free of charge to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
Transition to Independence (TIP) Model
Description

www.tipstars.org/OverviewofTIPModel.aspx

Offered by:
  • Denali Family Services. Contact: Jennifer O’Neal. Time of year: quarterly. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
Trauma
Youth Voice
Description:

Are you providing young people with authentic, meaningful choices throughout your program? Does your program reflect the input of the youth involved? Research shows that quality programs incorporate youth input at both activity and organizational levels.

This workshop will emphasize the importance of offering real choices and meaningful participation to youth, and nurturing youth leadership. This interactive workshop is focused on providing meaningful choice within activities and opportunities for youth input within the youth program itself.

This Youth Work Methods workshop provides participants with practical skills that are geared to improve the quality of interactions with youth.It gives point-of-service staff practical skills that they can implement immediately. Trainers were trained by High Scope and/or the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Learn more at www.cypq.org/products_and_services/training/YWM.

Offered by:
  • Thomas Azzarella, Alaska Afterschool Network Director. Contact: Thomas Azzarella. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: determined case-by-case.
  • Amy Gorn, RuralCAP Community Wellness Coordinator. Contact: Amy Gorn. Time of year: as needed. Participant expenses: available at no charge for those serving rural Alaskans.
  • Kortnee Carmack Cook Inlet Tribal Council. Contact: Kortnee Carmack.  Time of year: as needed.  Participant expenses: free of charge to Anchorage youth serving agencies.
  • Nichole Boyden, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.
  • Jackie Tarner, Camp Fire Alaska. For more information or to schedule training please contact Carrie Hackett.