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Greentrike’s Out-of-School Time Intermediary (OSTI) Program Manager will be leading a two-part professional development workshop on how to foster Safe Environments in youth programming.
This workshop is the first in a series of opportunities designed to improve youth program quality in our community, and all youth-serving nonprofit organizations and direct service staff are encouraged to get plugged in!
The workshop will take place at Salishan Family Investment Center and cover Ask-Listen-Encourage and Structure and Clear Limits in Weikart Center’s pyramid of program quality.
The Youth Work Methods are powerful strategies that build on more than 50 years of research and practice in positive youth development. These 10 interactive methods are modeled on the Weikart Center’s pyramid of program quality & designed to give point-of-service staff practical skills that can be implemented immediately.
Ask-Listen-Encourage: This workshop provides strategies for carrying out positive, purposeful interactions with young people through asking effective questions, letting young people speak, and making specific observations about their decisions that encourage them to succeed.
Structure and Clear Limits: This workshop helps staff establish appropriate structure (routines and rituals) and clear limits (norms and behavior guidelines), fostering a feeling of fairness and predictability that supports young people to explore and express themselves in a conducive learning environment.
If you have any questions about the workshops or are interested in participating but can’t afford the fee, please reach out to Venalin Aguilar at vaguilar@greentrike.org.
Head to greentrike.co/safe-environment-methods-training to learn more and register.


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