DCYF and our partners offer several opportunities each year to join cohorts that delve deeper into specific content areas. The cohorts below are currently accepting applications.
Trauma Infused Youth Development Cohort Series. Trauma is getting more attention in recent times, and trainings on trauma are more common. So, what makes this opportunity different from others? My approach to trauma is rooted in social justice values that are grassroots, values the voice and experience of communities, and supports community wisdom to address the challenges experienced from trauma. All trainings are grounded in a "learn, apply immediately" framework that encompass information sharing, a working session, and modeling practices that can be used with children, youth, and families. Community wisdom is gathered after each training session and turned into a TOOLKIT that will serve as a resource on TIYD for participants.
Click Here to Apply. This series starts on Wednesday, November 29th. Please send applications to Monica.Flores@dcyf.org
Building Intentional Communities. Designing a strong program is a complicated and nuanced art—one that requires cultural awareness, knowledge of social justice principles, and the practice of deep democracy. Given the right social conditions and held to high expectations, every young person has the opportunity to flourish. This training will support staff to define collective values, create a cohesive team unified in vision, behavior management strategies, and facilitation techniques.
Click Here to Apply.