In the winter of 2014, the Defending Childhood Initiative will launch a 3-Day training institute for youth workers. This training will be open to all Boston-based youth workers and seeks in to provide Boston area youth workers with tools that will increase their capacity to support young and children exposed to violence.
The goals of the training can are the following:
- Increase youth worker's knowledge of youth development, traumatic stress, and resiliency including;
- Increase youth worker's self-awareness of their personal beliefs, strengths, and biases around working with youth, trauma, and self-care.
- Increase youth worker's ability to identify strategies for building resiliency in youth including:
- Increase youth worker's knowledge of how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other various identities can impact their own and youth's responses to trauma.