DSCN3298-sliderYDTRC offers training for youth workers, supervisors, agency directors, and youth advocates who interact with other youth workers and adolescents. We also provide a wide variety of workshops, specialized trainings, and ongoing technical assistance. In addition, we collaborate with youth-serving organizations on special projects.

Advancing Youth Development (AYD)

This 30-hour course focuses on key aspects of youth development and youth work. The curriculum, used nationwide, was developed by the Center for Youth Development and Policy Research, the Academy for Educational Development and the National Network for Youth. This 7-session course is designed for youth workers, supervisors, agency directors, and youth advocates who interact with other youth workers and adolescents. It is led by qualified YDTRC trainers and co-facilitated by a diverse team of community-based adjunct trainers.

Supervising & Managing in Youth-Serving Organizations

This 15-hour course is designed for front-line supervisors and managers at youth-serving organizations. The training program consists of five weekly sessions: Understanding the Youth Development Framework, Core Competencies for Youth Workers & Supervisors, Skills for Supervisors, Working with Style Differences, Taking Youth Development Back to the Workplace.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.

Workshops

YDTRC arranges one-day workshops across the State of Connecticut designed to provide a solid introduction to youth development concepts. The day includes a session on assessing outcomes as well as a chance to hear from youth leaders. The target audience includes youth workers, supervisors, agency directors, youth advocates, planners, program managers, local leaders, and others interested in helping youth, ages 12-18. Call us to help find resources and schedule a workshop.