Situational factors such as trauma often suppress a young person’s ability to develop self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-worth. These stressors impede
Situational factors such as trauma often suppress a young person’s ability to develop self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-worth. These stressors impede a youth’s healthy development and weaken their ability to tap into their unique sense of purpose. Without guidance, their inherent talents and contributions may not be realized.
Guiding youth to find their inner voice, develop their strengths, define their identity and imagine how they want to be in the world, is an important role for you as a youth worker. Helping them build those strengths and skills will empower them through times of adversity. For true transformations like these to occur for individuals and communities, you must work hard to let go of limiting mindsets that have become normal to you.
Through powerful personal stories and strategies, you’ll learn to view youth through the lens of their own life. You’ll see new ways you can encourage the journey of chasing their dreams to find their inner light. You’ll also learn what it takes to transform negative or limiting mindsets around you and how you can work to restore deep, personal connections with both youth and adults.
- Learn how to help youth transform adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) to build resiliency, self-worth, and confidence
- Develop skills for recognizing and letting go of your own biases
- Understand how to build and restore personal connections with youth as well as adults
- Gain tools to help youth define and develop their inner voice and tap into their unique purpose
(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm