Trainings and Registration

2020-2021 Training Calendar

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Below is a list of some of the trainings planned for the year. Logistics are still being confirmed due to COVID-19 and all trainings are subject to change.

Cultural Awareness
VCU School of Education, Office of Strategic Engagement

This training will provide a clear and consistent understanding of key concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion for practical and personal implementation, including implicit bias and microaggressions. Participants will initiate an action plan process to foster and sustain learned strategies to be implemented during OST opportunities and meet the needs of historically marginalized students of color. This training will be held online.

ACE Interface Master Trainer
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

The ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) Interface Master Trainer Education Package offers a proven educational framework and strategy for rapidly disseminating information about the ACE study, along with neurobiology that explains why ACEs have so much effect in people's lives, and what we can all do to dramatically improve health and resilience for this and future generations. This training will be held in person.

Understanding the Impact of Adversity: Adverse Childhood Experiences “ACEs”
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

This presentation is about the discovery of scientists who challenged themselves to think differently about the facts and the amount of suffering in the world. The ACE Study looks at the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACE) on neurodevelopment which can lead to social, emotional, and cognitive adaptations creating risk factors for major causes of disease, disability, social problems, and early death. Find out how we are living in a time with stunning potential for shifting the trajectory of health and well-being for generations to come. This training will be held online.

Mental Health First Aid
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents (ages 12-18), builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent experiencing a mental health challenge. This training will be offered as a hybrid of pre-work and in-person training.

Advancing Youth Development (AYD)
Alternatives, Inc.

AYD is part of a national movement called the BEST (Building Exemplary Systems of Training) initiative, intended to professionalize the field of youth work by infusing the practice and principles of youth development into youth programming. Subjects include (amongst others) identifying developmental youth outcomes and the ways to achieve them, core competencies of youth development professionals, and strategies of youth participation. This training will be held in person. 

RVA Quality Standards 101
The Toolbox

RVA OST Alliance developed and adopted Quality Standards to support safe and positive practices and programming for all organizations. This training will orient Richmond region youth development professionals to the shared Quality Standards, focusing on what they are, how they were developed, and how to apply them. This training will be held online.

SEL Essentials
The Toolbox

This workshop provides an overview of what is involved in incorporating SEL practices into existing youth programs. The eight essential elements for readying and deepening a program’s efforts to foster social emotional, and cognitive development are explained, examining how SEL competencies, staff practices, and program design interact to support positive student outcomes regardless of program curriculum or content. This training will be held in person.


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