Offerings for Direct Service Staff

Direct Service Staff (DSS) are adults who work directly with young people in a variety of settings, and are typically responsible for creating caring, safe and engaging environments; also known as Youth Workers. Minimally DSS should have deep knowledge of the ages & stages of the young people they work with, know how to create caring and appropriate relationships, and have a solid grasp of the
Positive Youth Development Framework.
Offerings are aligned with the Department of Youth and Community Development Core Competencies for Youth Workers and Supervisors of Youth Workers.
  • Centering Relationships
    Thu, Feb 04
    Centering Relationships
    Feb 04, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
    Centering Relationships
    Building positive, healthy and supportive relationships with children and teens is at the core of our work. Learn about the Search Institutes Developmental Relationship Framework and walk away with tips and strategies for engaging youth, both virtually and in-person.
  • History of Afterschool in America
    Thu, Jan 21
    Afterschool in America FREE Documentary
    Jan 21, 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM
    Afterschool in America FREE Documentary
    They say you have to know where you're from to know where you're going! Did you know you are part of a 100+ years history of youth workers in America? Join us for a screening and discussion of a documentary on the history of our field.

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