The Agenda for Children has many years of experience in creating vibrant professional development opportunities for OST providers. We offer a wide variety of competency-based training. Participants are provided with active and engaging learning experiences to deepen their competencies in youth development work.
Training opportunities are free and open to anyone working with Cambridge youth in OST.
Certificates are available for all of our training
We believe training is most effective when attended by a staff team of two or more, as well as the program leadership when possible.
Positive Behavior Guidance - Level 1 Thursday June 1, 2017 6:30-9:30pm Monday June 5, 2017 9:30-12:30pm Successful behavioral interventions for individuals and groups of young people. A continuum of step-wise interventions to promote youth self-regulation and the development of social competency. Healthy group growth and functioning. Read more and register for June 1 Read more and register for June 5
Working with Traumatized Youth and Taking Care of Ourselves in the Process Tuesday June 5, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:00am - noon Location: TBD This training will include new activities so if you've attended before, come for a refreshing refresher! Understanding the effects of trauma on youth development. Understand how trauma effects brain development and behavior as well as the neurobiology of trauma. Best practices for trauma sensitivity with individuals and programs. Understand the important of self-care and avoiding vicarious traumatization. Learn mindfulness activities and self care strategies for individuals and programs. Read more and register for June 5 Read more and register for June 13
Cultural Proficiency: A Way of Being Thursday June 15, 2017 6:30-9:30 pm Tuesday June 20, 2017 9:30-12:30pm Location: TBD Cultural Proficiency is a way of being that allows individuals and organizations to interact effectively with people. It is a developmental approach for addressing the issues that emerge in diverse environments. Our life journeys have been shaped by race and culture and often influence the way we interface with others. This workshop will provide participants with youth, families, and colleagues. Read more and register for June 15 Read more and register for June 20
How to register
Visit our upcoming training page and click on the training you are interested to join. This will direct you to our scheduling system. For a guided tutorial on how this process works please download our tutorial below: