CYC: Foundations Virtual Course for Trainers

Combined Practitioner Training & Training of Trainers

Learn valuable concepts and new skills based on leading-edge research and best practices relevant across the entire field of child and youth care services.
Prepare for the Families First Act transition to community-based, family-focused care.

Training of Trainers (TOT) Training
TOT is designed to prepare practitioners to teach both the live and virtual  Child and Youth Care: Foundations Trainer Course basic concepts and skills in professional child and youth work. The 36-hour learning experience helps practitioners develop the skills and understanding needed to work in a relationship-based setting.  The 
Schedule for Fall 2021 TOTs:
All 14 sessions September 14 to October 28, Tuesdays
& Thursdays; 10am – 1pm (EST)
plus TOT modules- 18 sessions*  Wednesdays, September 15, 29, October 13, 27;10am – 1:30pm (EST) *(TOT participants will attend the full course plus 30-minute discussion group after each Tuesday/Thursday session AND 4 TOT modules on designated Wednesdays)

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Cosponsored by

Indiana Youth Services Association

IYSA operates several programs that support youth, youth workers, and other non-profit agencies. IYSA membership is comprised of Youth Service Bureaus that deliver community based juvenile delinquency and family support programming. IYSA’s current 30 members serve approximately 70 Hoosier counties. YSBs serve youth and families and offer trauma informed programming that supports positive youth development and resilience. YSB programming is defined in Indiana state statue and includes four core roles:  juvenile delinquency prevention, information and referral services, community education, and advocacy for youth.

Created by

Academy for Competent Youth Work

At the Academy for Competent Youth Work, our heroes and heroines are those who dedicate their lives to working with children and youth and those who manage and oversee programming for young people. For almost 20 years, we have been involved in the transformation of Child and Youth Care Work and in guiding individuals and organizations to excellent practice. We want to help you and your staff succeed in providing excellence.
We support Child and Youth Care Workers in every area of practice including child welfare, education, out-of-school time, juvenile justice, disabilities, recreation, transitional living, and community-based youth-serving programs. Our courses focus on core youth development principles that are widely used in all practice settings across the field of youth services.