Engaging Communities: It’s all about relationships! examines how the CYFAR Core Competencies "Engaging with the Community" skills influence and inform our work with CYFAR audiences and vulnerable populations. Join us as we discuss the ways in which engaging in Peter Block’s 5 essential conversations with communities enhances belonging, ownership, and commitment.
Personal Readiness: It’s an Inside Job! examines how the CYFAR Core Competencies Personal Readiness skills influence and inform our work with CYFAR audiences. The presenters will draw on their extensive experiences delivering CYFAR programs to highlight how improving these skills can help us become more effective educators and community-based program leaders.
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.
This webinar focuses on a logic model for sustainability adapted from work by Mary Ann Scheirer and James W. Dearing (2011). This model highlights the influences that inputs, general factors, the economic environment, and outcomes have on sustainability. In addition to fundraising, the webinar touches on communication strategies, partnerships, and monitoring practices that are at the heart of sustainability planning.
Webinar explores the relationship between poverty and obesity. Presenter discusses strategies to promote healthy habits in CYFAR youth and families as well as explores the resources available to CYFAR programs that can assist youth and families achieve a healthy lifestyle.
By emphasizing clear expectations, simple strategies for focusing on increasing good behavior and minimizing not-so-good behavior, increase your understanding of good behavior management techniques. Learn the various ways in which children tend to have difficulty with meeting adult expectations and how development and the environment can shape our understanding of child behavior.
A CYFAR webinar providing an overview of the CYFAR Core Competencies and how they can be used to strengthen your CYFAR project and support professional development of CYFAR staff. In addition, presenters discuss the professional development resources available through the CYFAR website.