Working with Youth in Everyday Moments

Working with Youth in Everyday Moments

Child and Youth Workers encounter numerous opportunities to support youth and families – and it’s so often in the seemingly simple, everyday moments a young person’s life can open up significant opportunities for growth and making progress toward their goals. This is especially true in afterschool and youth development settings. 
This session will explore the concept of using everyday moments – in the midst of the day as it unfolds – as opportunities to make an impact. 
Participants will:
  • be introduced to characteristics of relational Child and Youth Care and their application in the daily routines of working with youth.
  • learn a basic framework for recognizing and identifying moments of opportunity.
CYC Certification Competency Domain: Developmental Practices
ACYCP Members (membership subject to verification): $15 
Please contact Michael Mitchell or the CYC Office to get the discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.
1 Class Hour

Created by

James Freeman

James Freeman, MA, CYC-P is a father of three and has over 25 years of experience serving kids and families in afterschool, camping, education, and mental health settings. He’s a past president of the Child and Youth Care Certification Board, a consulting editor for the International Child and Youth Care Network, and advisor for the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice. 
He’s a past president of the Child and Youth Care Certification Board, a consulting editor for the International Child and Youth Care Network, and advisor for the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice. 
He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) and has previously served as a Director of Guidance and a secondary school counselor in both public and private education.