How can a “healthy” relationship between young people, youth-serving organizations and youth workers dramatically reduce barriers for youth and community wellbeing? What simple steps can be incorporated to improve these relationships that also takes social justice and power dynamics into account?
Join us for a half-day virtual workshop that will explore the importance of developing and maintaining healthy relationships in effective youth engagement. This workshop is open to young people involved in youth programs, staff from youth-serving organizations and staff from organizations that hire youth and/or work with youth volunteers. The goal of this workshop will be to provide practical insights on nurturing and maintaining healthy relationships that can support youth wellbeing.
During this interactive workshop, led by Pat Howell-Blackmore (Positive Youth Development Instructor and Advocate) and members of the Healthy Youth Network Youth Impact Team, we will focus on:
- Familiarizing ourselves with evidence-based key principles of healthy relationships
- Providing real-world applications, including life stage transitions, mental health, creating safe spaces, mentorship and practical strategies
- Bringing youth and youth-serving organization representatives together to explore the importance of healthy relationships
- Utilizing interactive strategies in a virtual environment to engage all participants
This free workshop is presented by Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange and Healthy Youth Network. Registration is required as space is limited.