Youth Work Matters Online: Self-study

p dir="ltr"Regardless of the type of youth ndash;serving organization, Youth Work Matters: a self-study provides a foundational, research-based youth development training opportunity for staff and volunteers. nbsp;Within each module are several lessons made up of interactive presentations. nbsp;At the end of each module, participants can participate in a ldquo;Knowledge Checkrdquo; by answering questions about key information presented in that module. nbsp;/p

p dir="ltr"strongThe Modules are:/strongbr /
strongModule 1: nbsp;Fundamentals/strongbr /
Introduces the concepts of basic youth needs, a positive youth development approach, elements of successful program, risk and protective factors and an ecological model of youth development. nbsp;It is the longest of the three modules./p

p dir="ltr"strongModule 2: nbsp;Caring Adults/strongbr /
This module explores the important roles that adults play in young peoplersquo;s lives. nbsp;It addresses characteristics of good youth workers, the actions that adults can take to make a positive difference in young peoplersquo;s lives, the dynamics of youth-adult partnerships, the responsibilities and influence of group leaders, and boundaries and ethics in work with young people./p

p dir="ltr"strongModule 3: nbsp;Quality Programs/strongbr /
The final module of this course looks at the characteristics of high-quality youth development programs, including whether they are youth-centered, meet young peoplersquo;s needs, are sensitive to youthsrsquo; developmental stages and use an experiential learning model./p

p dir="ltr"strongHow it works:/strong/p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Go at your own pace (without a facilitator) through four modules that take about 30 minutes each. Additional time spent on application activities will vary./p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Learn on your own time. Unlimited 24-hour web access to the self-guided curriculum for 90 days from registration date./p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Videos and activities help you take concrete ideas back to your program for use every day./p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Certificate for completing 4-hour training available at the end of the course./p

p dir="ltr"strongTechnical requirements:/strong/p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;High-speed internet access/p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Current version of Flash Player/p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Computer speakers/p

p dir="ltr"middot; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser/p

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