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DCYF’s training offerings promote and embed the knowledge, experience, and tools developed by DCYF and our collaborators. All trainings are grounded in youth development theory and practice, and are encouraged to link to the California Department of Education’s Quality Standards for Expanded Learning.

Download CDE’s Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ba/as/documents/qualstandexplearn.pdf.

If you have a suggestion for a topic or trainer that you, your staff, or the field is interested in receiving, please contact training@dcyf.org.




Description and Bios of Our Training Providers 

Antique Edutainment
Antique Edutainment uses dynamic facilitation and music to engage artists, educators, youth development professionals and music enthusiasts in social transformation. AE workshops are led by Candice Antique Davis, M.A.Ed., an experienced educator, dynamic musical artist and professional coach.

Be the Change Consulting
Be the Change Consulting provides high quality learning experiences and consulting for organizations to reach their creative potential. We do this through an intentional process that connects core values to organizational outcomes while providing research-based strategies, experiential learning techniques, and live coaching on real issues. Our solutions engage clients in creative problem-solving, provide alignment to research and best practices, and offer strategies to institutionalize organizational change.

Pathways Consultants
Pathways Consultants is dedicated to helping organizations become high performing, responsive to change, and rooted in a commitment to continuous improvement. We work at the intersection of organizational, human and program development; recognizing that all are essential for a high performing organization. Our approach is driven by a true commitment to partnership and grounded in a dedication to youth, youth workers and community.  Our capacity building team includes a wealth of community experts:  LYRIC, CHALK/BACR, BAVC and many more!

Robbin and Associates
For over forty-five years Larry Robbin, Executive Director of Robbin and Associates, has been providing consulting, coaching, training and program development services to programs across the country that serve children, youth and their families. Larry has trained over 100,000 people and worked with more than 1000 nonprofit, community based, government, academic and other types of organizations. His services are highly customized to the mission, goals, culture, services and populations of each organization.

San Francisco Mental Health Education Funds
San Francisco Mental Health Education Funds provides support and services for community groups working in conjunction with mental health activities, and conducts research, educational and other activities in the area of mental health. SFMHEF provides fiscal intermediary services and sponsorship for community based providers and non-profits. SFMHEF is a certified provider of Continuing Education Units and provides mental health workshops and conferences.

Spark Decks
Youth development veterans Eva Jo Meyers and Oscar Wolters-Duran created Spark Decks in 2015 after hearing repeatedly from hundreds of organizations they worked with across the country that finding time for professional development is a major challenge. They also saw staff struggle to balance increasing demands for academically rigorous programming, while still maintaining the fun, youth-centered focus that make enrichment, afterschool and summer programming so engaging. Their workshops highlight hands-on, bite-sized strategies (“sparks”) that are designed to make on-the-job learning fun and accessible.

Special Needs Inclusion Project (SNIP)
SNIP helps San Francisco out-of-school time (OST) programs funded by DCYF to create environments that are welcoming and inclusive for ALL children, both with and without disabilities. SNIP staff does not diagnose children; rather we support programs to ensure that all children are able to participate successfully. SNIP staff accomplishes this by providing free program observation and staff coaching, individual and group consultation, on-site and citywide workshops, and interagency collaboration.


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