Foundations of Youth Development

Examine what motivates and ultimately shapes child and youth behavior. Explore various models and their implications on positive youth development. Learn what it means to be “at risk” while identifying characteristics and traits of healthy adolescent and youth development.

This course can be applied to the Youth Engagement Practice Certificate.


Gevon Daynuah

Gevon Daynuah has been a child and youth care worker for over 15 years. She has served children and families in a variety of facets, facilitating training throughout the state of Wisconsin and the regional Midwest. She has attended the ... read more

Who Should Attend

Residential, group home, foster and shelter care professionals, youth workers, community-based organizations, schools, teachers, mentors, etc.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn developmental domains
  • Identify implications of developmental delays and behavior
  • Review characteristics of healthy development
  • Examine support models for fostering a safe and healthy environment for youth

Course Outline/Topics

  • Domains of development
  • Implications of developmental delays
  • Healthy youth and adolescent development and growth factors
  • Support models


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All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: 2 Mon, Sept 21-28

Time: 9am-Noon

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Gevon Daynuah

Fee: $118

CEUs: 0.6

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 7740-12834

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Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 21

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