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Youth Work Basics: Orientation to Working with Youth   [8 hours]

Many people begin youth work without the educational background or tools they need to do this important work. It is essential that staff have an understanding of positive youth development as well as the important tools to implement those strategies. This training will give adults the basic know-how and tools needed to support their work with youth.

The training introduces basis concepts, attitudes and competences. Since youth work is a profession, it is vitally important that those who work with our youth have basic knowledge and capacities. This course provides an overview as well as a refresher for those who work with young people.

There is time for self assessment in areas such as conflict management, listening and vision as well as the latest facts in the field of youth development.


  • Adolescent Development and Youth Culture
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Youth – Adult Partnership
  • Communication Skills and Reframing Conflict
  • Depression & Suicide in Teens
  • Ethics & Boundaries
  • Trauma- Informed Care
  • Personal Vision and Framework