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Youth Engagement Practice Certificate

Youth engagement is a critical component to reach children in need and create positive futures for kids in vulnerable situations. This challenging mission requires collaboration between many different professionals in order to achieve long-term measurable growth for youth groups. The Youth Engagement Practice Certificate is an online noncredit training program that uses the Regulatory Standards of Wisconsin to inform youth topics. Our 32-hour entry-level program includes an introduction to youth engagement followed by several different subjects of successful youth development practices.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define the role of professional child and youth care workers
  • Identify implications of developmental delays and behavioral changes
  • Analyze techniques to bridge gaps and establish trust with youth
  • Compare different methods of support used to foster healthy development
  • Outline popular methods to strengthen positive coping skills
  • Create engagement plans that prioritize long-term goals
  • Summarize the major benefits of applying trauma-informed solutions

Courses

To get started, enroll in the recommended first course – Introduction to Child and Youth Work. Earn the certificate by completing 7 courses within three years.

COURSESSpringSummerFallPrice
Adolescent Planning and Goal Setting

11/23

$59
Adolescent Stress and Coping Skills

11/2-11/9

$118
Foundations of Youth Development

9/21-9/28

$118
Introduction to Child and Youth Work
Recommended first course

9/7

$59
Relational Youth Work

10/5

$59
The Adolescent Brain

10/19

$59

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Gevon Daynuah, Program Manager

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