This section of CYFERnet provides a set of tools and resources designed to assist CYFAR front-line staff in identifying training needs and putting together a professional development plan. Tools are provided to assist staff and their supervisors develop a "training needs" plan and monitor progress toward completion of that plan.
Presenter shares strategies for ensuring that youth programming is culturally relevant.
Participants will learn:
(a) the components of culture;
(b) how culture influences the ways individuals objectively and subjectively define themselves;
(c) the responsibilities that educators have for promoting inclusivity and countering injustice;
(d) ten strategies for culturally relevant teaching and curriculum;
(e) research in support of culturally relevant teaching and pedagogy; and
(f) National and local 4-H initiatives and resources available to support culturally relevant programming, practices, and policies.
A monthly newsletter published by the CYFAR Professional Development and Technical Assistance (PDTA) Center that provides guidance on topics related to implementing, evaluating, and sustaining a high quality Sustainable Community Project.
This presentation will provide frontline staff and PI’s with the language & knowledge necessary to ensure positive & supportive environments that provide physical, mental, & emotional safety for youths who identify as members of LGBTQ+ communities. Session Objectives: 1. Discuss historical roots & positive & negative uses of language as it relates to LGBTQ+ communities. 2. Review current findings from research with individuals in LGBTQ+ communities 3. Present the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression, & sexual orientation. 4. Review emerging best practices for inclusion of youth who identify as transgender.
Working with Latino youth is a growing opportunity across our nation. Latino populations can come from 33 different nations bringing to their communities a multitude of languages, traditions, and perspectives. But what does this mean for our youth development practice? Ms. Marcia Rincon-Gallardo and Albino Garcia will share the work that they do with Latino youth, highlighting the reclamation of authentic identity through spiritual healing, cultural, and gender approaches that engage and contribute to positive outcomes for youth.
Dr. Deanna Wilkinson and Mr. Robert Franklin II shared their practitioner experiences of success and challenge working with diverse and underserved populations. Capitalizing on nearly four decades of academic research and practical implementation, both Dr. Wilkinson and Mr. Franklin delivered specific examples of their work, in different communities, developing and expanding resources dedicated to the advancement of peoples for whom access is a challenge.
Focus on making healthy food and beverage choices from all five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy to get the nutrients you need. Eat the right amount of calories for you based on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level.
As children get older, they start making their own decisions about many things that are important to them. They select what they wear every day, listen to music that they like, and spend time with friends that they choose. This booklet provides small and doable steps that help teens get healthier.