Our online workshops build critical youth work capacity. Some workshops support skills development in a particular area, while others introduce concepts that support critical thinking in youth work practice.
These workshops have been developed keeping in mind the diverse educational and practice backgrounds of youth workers. Whether you are a relatively new youth worker or a long-time veteran, the workshops will introduce you to new ideas or re-familiarize you with key terms and concepts to support better youth outcomes.
Started evaluating your program but curious on how you can improve your process? Interested in identifying what kinds of stories/ data can tell the story of your program’s impact and legacy? If so, then this is the workshop is for you!
Explore how Logic Models can be used to support program design, planning, and evaluation of youth programs.
Learn how to visualize your data so your stakeholders can easily understand it and retain the information, using principles of accessibility, simplicity and emphasis.
How can we re-imagine our work with young people and their communities from a trauma-informed approach that only focuses on individual harm and injury to a healing-centered practice that fosters possibility and advances collective wellbeing?
This workshop provides youth workers with an understanding of how to support youth to make difficult but necessary changes in their lives using the Stages of Change Framework.
This workshop explores the transformative potential of Anti-Oppressive Practice frameworks for working with youth. It includes lectures on anti-Black racism, Indigenous perspectives, Islamophobia and youth, and supporting LGBTQ+ youth.
The lectures in this workshop unpack what “youth work” means personally and professionally and take up the question: what does “youth work” mean in terms of our professional practices and obligations?
This workshop explores how to facilitate equitable spaces for Black youth that supports their authentic participation and advocacy, shares strategies for allying with Black youth and their families, and more.
This workshop explores what violence and youth justice mean for young people that are susceptible and implicated in violence. It also explores the broader social context and complexities of violence in the lives of young people.
Capacity Building is the “process of supporting individuals and community organizations to help them better identify and meet their needs. It involves building on existing skills, providing opportunities for people to learn through experience and increasing people’s awareness and confidence. Capacity is then the ‘ways and means needed to do what has to be done.”
- YouthREX annual program plan (April 15, 2015)