Trainings and Registration

2020-2021 Training Calendar

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Below is a list of trainings planned for the year. At this time, all trainings are virtual and will not be recorded. Please register only if you plan to attend.

SEL Essentials
The Toolbox

This workshop provides an overview of what is involved in incorporating SEL practices into existing youth programs. The eight essential elements for readying and deepening a program’s efforts to foster social emotional, and cognitive development are explained, examining how SEL competencies, staff practices, and program design interact to support positive student outcomes regardless of program curriculum or content.

SEL Foundations and Self Awareness
The Toolbox

Research in SEL best practices consistently shows that adults' awareness of their own social, emotional, and cognitive needs is foundational to supporting SEL skills in young people. These three different workshops on social, emotional, and cognitive development will help adults working with youth develop more self-awareness around SEL.

SEL Youth Work Methods
The Toolbox

These six SEL youth work methods offer staff the opportunity to think about SEL practice in their own programs. In order to take the Methods, you must have taken the corresponding Foundations and Self Awareness workshop.

Social Development: Promoting Responsibility & Leadership and Fostering Teamwork
Emotional Development: Cultivating Empathy and Emotion Coaching
Cognitive Development: Facilitating Problem Solving and Engaging Youth in Supported Struggle 

Active Shooter
VCU Police Department

All employees can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation.

Youth Mental Health First Aid 
Richmond Behavioral Health Association

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents (ages 12-18), builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent experiencing a mental health challenge. 

RVA Quality Standards 101
The Toolbox

RVA OST Alliance developed and adopted Quality Standards to support safe and positive practices and programming for all organizations. This training will orient Richmond region youth development professionals to the shared Quality Standards, focusing on what they are, how they were developed, and how to apply them. 

Cultural Awareness
VCU School of Education, Office of Strategic Engagement

This training will provide a clear and consistent understanding of key concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for practical and personal implementation, including implicit bias and microaggressions. Participants will initiate an action plan process to foster and sustain learned strategies to be implemented during OST opportunities and meet the needs of historically marginalized students of color.