The Purposeful Use of
  Daily Life Events

Live sessions: September 5th through October 17, 2022
 Week 1: September 5, 2022
 Week 2: September 12, 2022
 Week 3: September 19, 2022
 Week 4: September 26, 2022
 Week 5: October 3, 2022
 Week 6: October 10, 2022
 Week 7: October 17, 2022
9:00 am pacific/11:00 central/12:00 eastern
Mondays 11:00 - 12:00 AM Central

This Purposeful Use of Daily Life Events (DLE) training series equips caring adults with an approach to provide proactive, effective support in the daily lives of young people. Participants learn how to recognize and use everyday moments as opportunities for growth and how to think more intentionally about the process of providing support and nurturing quality interactions. Participants explore the skills of using daily life events effectively and are supported to integrate the approach into their own work with young people.
Participants who complete the training receive the e-book Making Moments Meaningful (a participant’s guidebook), a one-year subscription to the online 
Journal of Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, and a certificate of completion.
Following this training participants will be able to:

• Recognize moments in daily life as opportunities for intervention and support
• Describe the characteristics of a relational child and youth care approach
• Articulate personal beliefs about the process of change and how that understanding impacts interactions
• Integrate elements of the intervention process into current practice
Who should attend?
This training is appropriate for child and youth care practitioners, foster parents, educators, youth workers, counselors, social workers, therapists, and professionals in prevention, treatment, juvenile justice and community settings.  It is also useful for parents and adults, CASA volunteers, and peer mentors.  If you interact with young people to support their development...this course is for YOU.
Course Schedule
The course is held over seven weeks and includes a one-hour self-paced module and one-hour group video-conference each week.

Module 1:  Underlying Principles
Module 2:  Foundations
Module 3:  Beyond Behaviors/Thinking about Daily Life Events
Module 4:  Meaning-Making
Module 5:  Themes, Opportunities & Needs
Module 6:  How/Why Does Change Occur
Module 7:  Intervention

About the Facilitator
This training is facilitated by James Freeman, a senior trainer for the Academy for Competent Youth Work and a certified trainer for DLE who has also facilitated trainer development with the creators of the Youth Thrive Training of Trainers curriculum and modules.

Thom Garfat, Ph.D. is the initial developer of the curriculum along with John Digney and Leon Fulcher. It is based on Dr. Garfat’s award winning research into developing effective interventions with young people and their families. The online modules were developed by Heather Sago.
What some previous participants have said:

"I loved it all – I think DLE will be very useful to practice in SA." –
South Africa

"I really enjoyed the DLE training. It was very well presented with good trainers." – Ireland

"The DLE training really left us very excited. First-rate! "– USA

"This new approach has opened the door for more engagement and dramatically reduced the number of disruptive episodes in our program." 
– California

"I learned new ways to help to children and families – it changed my practice! "
– Australia

"DLE offers an amazing way to approach youth and our work!"
– Canada

"Excellent! I will use this training in all areas of my professional and personal life." 
– Scotland

"This is the most relevant training for our work that I have experienced." 
– Canada

"I think this (training) may have saved my granddaughter’s life – and mine, too." 
– Grandmother and participant
"I really enjoy being able to complete the self-pace portion whenever it works best for me during the week." 
"The discussion and group interaction during the live calls really helps me integrate what I’ve read and listened to in the weekly online modules."
"I love learning on my own – and also really enjoy the interaction in the weekly calls. It’s a perfect blend of what I need to learn best."
"I’m used to attending full day courses, but spreading it out over seven weeks really allows me to think about and practice what I’m learning. I really like that I can show up with questions at the live sessions."
"The topic is so central to working well with groups of young people. The class is already halfway done and I’m learning so much."
For more information about the course, click here

This training supports the five protective and promotive factors described in the Youth Thrive Framework by the Center for the Study of Social Policy.
CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Developmental Practices
ACYCP Members (membership subject to verification): $189 
Please contact Michael Mitchell or the CYC Office to get the discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.
14 Class Hours

Created by

James Freeman, MA, CYC-P

James Freeman brings over 30 years of experience serving and leading in social service and education organizations. He holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and was awarded a career achievement award from the National Staff Development and Training Association. He volunteers as a consulting editor for the International Child and Youth Care Network and advisor for the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice. He has served on the board of directors for the Association of Children’s Residential Centers and is a past president of the Child and Youth Care Certification Board. He’s been married to Julie for 24 years and they have a daughter and two sons they are raising in southern California.