united way of greater chattanooga

Youth Trainings and ACEs Workshops

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Cooperative Learning

September 19, 2017  |  10:00 AM - 12 Noon

Do the  youth in your program have opportunities to work together in groups, 

teaching and learning from each other?  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.

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Homework Help

October 05, 2020  |  10:00 AM - 12 Noon

This course focuses on making homework help time effective by helping youth get organized, by providing an atmosphere that helps youth focus on their work, and by building a supportive relationship with youth. These elements help participants reconsider Homework Help as an opportunity to build relationships and nurture positive growth, beyond getting the work done.

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ACEs Building Strong Brains

October 16, 2017  |  9:00 AM - 12 Noon

1. Brain Architecture Is Established Early in Life and Supports Lifelong Learning, Behavior, and Health

2. Stable, Caring Relationships and “Serve and Return” Interaction Shape Brain Architecture

3. Toxic Stress in the Early Years of Life Can Derail Healthy Development

4. Resilience can be Built through “Serve and Return” Relationships, improving Self-Regulation, and Executive Functions.

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Planning & Reflection

October 25, 2017 |  10:00 AM - 12 Noon

Are you engaging youth in the critical life skills of planning and reflection?  Are you ready to be more intentional about including planning and reflection strategies into your daily routine and activities but not sure where to start?  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. 

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Reframing Conflict

November 07, 2017 |  10:00 AM - 12 Noon

What role do you play in conflict situations with the youth in your program?  Do 

you know how to turn a conflict situation into an opportunity for growth?  This interactive workshop introduces participants to the High/Scope step-by-step model

for re-framing conflict as well as general principles of conflict resolution. 

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Structure & Clear Limits

November 17, 2017 |  10:00 AM - 12 Noon

How do you prevent chaos in a youth environment without stifling youth’s positive energy?  Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe.  This interactive workshop helps participants analyze the level of structure in their programs and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.

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Youth Voice

December 06, 2017 |  10:00 AM - 12 Noon

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.

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