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Registration Closes August 1
Presenting Thursday, August 7
Working with Difficult Kids - Trauma Informed Approach
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Suzanne Sunshine, Rocking Horse Center
Liz Hale, Forging Responsible Youth
Sometimes kids have overwhelming experiences that can negatively affect their behavior and interfere with their ability to participate in learning: TRAUMA. Join us to learn how you can help the kids in your care that may have experienced trauma. You'll learn:
1. What trauma is and how it can affect a child's behavior and learning
2. What it means to be trauma-informed and why it's important to folks working with youth
3. What trauma looks like in a community or classroom setting
4. Classroom and community strategies and resources for youth workers
5. How to get outside help for youth and families who have experienced trauma
6. How to take care of yourself when working with children who have experience trauma.
Building Non-Profit Leaders - Forces for Good
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Shelley Lopez, Nehemiah Foundation
What does it take to operate a successful non-profit organization and to be a successful non-profit leader? Attend this workshop to learn what research identifies as the critical elements for organizations and for leaders to thrive. Become acquainted with the pitfalls to avoid. Learn how to answer the WHY question for your organization in one succinct sentence. You need the WHY in addition to your mission & vision! Both current leaders and those who hope to become leaders are welcome to attend. Be prepared for active engagement on this topic and some reflection too.
QSAT- Quality Self-Assessment Tool
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Chad Webb, OCCRA
Consistent high-quality experiences for children and youth happen when afterschool leaders take time to prepare, plan, review and assess programming and organizational operations. The Quality Self-Assessment Tool was created by the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association's Ohio Afterschool Network, based on national research and practitioner experience, to help program leaders and staff better understand the elements of a high-quality program, reflect on all aspects of their program's operations, and undertake the quality improvement process. This training introduces participants to the value of self-assessment, reviews key elements of the tool, and provides practical information on how to use the document to begin the program self-assessment process. This session is Step Up to (SUTQ) Quality approved.
Building Youth Leaders
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Amanda Cole, Wright LEAD
Get a sneak peek into the framework of the Clark County Youth Leadership Academy project and curriculum. This workshop offers concepts and practices for building youth leadership within your organization, tips for incorporating leadership development into existing programs, and how to train adults to work effectively with youth. You will leave with new ideas and a resource guide that you can use to research and implement activities, training, and programming. Information about how to become the host site for the 2015 Youth Leadership Academy will also be shared.
It is a wonderful experience to observe kids exploring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House. Usually, as they get introduced to the space and the story behind its unique design, they start asking a lot of questions and immediately think this would be a perfect place to play hide and seek. “This house is so cool”, or “I have never seen a house like this before” are some common statements coming from the big-eyed explorers.
The Westcott House is a very unique educational resource. As the students instinctively know, it is quite a treat to not only walk through the spaces designed by a visionary architect, but also spend some quality time drawing, designing and analyzing just what is so special about this place. Since 2005, when the museum opened to the public, the staff has been working with the area schools to grow the number of visits and establish a stronger connection between the students and their own community. Children may explore the Westcott House during their field trip experience (for example Catholic Central Middle School, Snowhill Elementary and Lagonda Elementary Schools brought their students consistently for the last four years), summer camps, Artist in Residence program, youth walking tours and the Solar House. “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House and the Solar House are the physical tools that allow us to contextualize learning process”, said Marta Wojcik, Executive Director & Curator.
One of the Westcott flagship programs is the Multimedia Design Studio. Launched in 2007, this in-depth program provides high school students with an opportunity to learn from the professionals in the area of multimedia arts, photography, architecture and design. The program, supported by the Ohio Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts, has been recognized for its multidisciplinary approach, unique content and emphasis on career discovery. The program is offered as a summer camp and also as a classroom initiative. Partners include the STEM Academy of Springfield High School and the Dayton Regional STEM School.
For more information on all programs and tours, please see Westcott House website http://www.westcotthouse.org/, or contact Marta Wojcik, at 937-327-9291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15: Lunch on the Lawn @ The Springfield Museum of Art
July 30: Civic District Happy Hour Tour @ The Westcott House
August 5: Kids Mini Camp Summer Day @ The Westcott House
August 5-7: Summer Training Institute
For more information, see CAY Events page!