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Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

DCYF is committed to improving program quality and driving better outcomes for program participants, and understands that we must invest in the professional development of staff who administer and deliver programs. We strive to meet the various needs of the field including front-line staff, program administrators, and non-profit executives at all levels of experience.

Our professional development opportunities for staff fall into the following categories:
1. Training Workshops
2. Cohorts
3. Conferences
4. Other Professional Development

Incorporating Engaging Literacy Activities into Expanded Learning

In this engaging and interactive workshop, participants will try out a wide range of fun activities and practices that build literacy skills that engage young people’s minds through “disguised learning.” As with all Spark Decks workshops, we will focus on the process of innovating new ideas from a “spark” and reflecting and modifying activities each time they are implemented. In this way, learning-on-the job and the continuous quality improvement cycle are embedded into the workshop. Each participant will receive: (1) Common Core Literacy for Early Elementary and (2) Reflection and action planning worksheets. Presented by Spark Decks. 

 

Educating the Black Child Conversation Series Part I

Edutainment for Equity will facilitate three public conversations about educating children from marginalized communities in San Francisco. Each of these talks will feature one renowned scholar in dialogue catalyzed live artistic presentations from performers who work at the intersection of art education. These facilitated conversations will feature a live DJ and performance. Attendees leave these events with new models for understanding the critical relationship between community context and successful education.

Positive Strategies to Support Youth Behavior

In this workshop participants will explore why children and youth misbehave in the first place, explore strategies to better meet youth needs in an equitable way, and will learn dozens of practices to support positive behaviors. As with all Spark Decks workshops, we will focus on the process of innovating new ideas from a “spark” and reflecting and modifying activities each time they are implemented. In this way, learning-on-the job and the continuous quality improvement cycle are embedded into the workshop. Each participant will receive: (1) Positive Behavior Guidance Spark Deck and (2) Reflection and action planning worksheets.

Understanding Trauma and its Impact

To ensure effective trauma informed care, it is essential that service providers increase their understanding of trauma and its potential impact on the individuals we serve. Presented by Nicky MacCallum, this training is an introduction to the essentials of understanding trauma and its impact. Training Goals include: (1)  To increase participants understanding of trauma, potential sources of trauma, and awareness of its impact, and (2) To increase participants awareness and understanding of resiliency building tools that improve outcomes for healing.

Everyone is Welcome: Creating Inclusive Out of School Time Programs

This workshop is designed to introduce a definition, philosophy and vision for the inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in Out of School Time (OST) programs. In addition participant will learn new strategies to improve inclusive experiences and be given tools and criteria to help identify successful inclusive strategies. Audience is OST line staff and staff supervisors. Presented by the Special Needs Inclusion Project.

Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professionals Course - 3 Day Series

FMA will be hosting the Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professionals (CNAP) course for DCYF grantees. This course is valued at $975, and DCYF will be providing twenty grantees with a full scholarship. CNAP is the only nationally recognized certification program for nonprofit accounting professionals, and it regularly receives high accolades from graduates for its comprehensive curriculum. Examples of topics covered in CNAP include: Financial Reporting, Internal Controls, Budget Development, Governance and IRS Form 990.

The 3-day course gives participants the ability to immediately apply their new knowledge in practical and meaningful ways. Please note you must attend all three sessions in order to receive certification. Failure to attend all three sessions will result in forfeiture of certification. Meals are included and CPE credits can be earned by CPAs. Anyone can participate in the CNAP training. Requirements for certification, however, include: (1) Minimum 18 months experience working in a financial role for a nonprofit organization, and (2) Completion of program. 

Preparing Youth for Post-Secondary Education

What does it mean to be college ready? Do your young people possess the skills and knowledge necessary for success in post-secondary opportunities including Career and Technical Education (CTE)? How to you prepare them for the transition itself? And how do you take on preparing kids when this isn’t your central charge? Discover: (1) Frameworks that provide a foundation for your work to prepare young people for postsecondary opportunities, (2) Practices that you can implement in your program, and (3) Tools available to help you assess learning and design and deliver program. Facilitated by Miralina Rosa, former Upward Bound Director and college readiness expert.

Fundraising Planning

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: (1) Making your case for support, (2) Diversifying your organization's fundraising base, and (3) Creating a plan of action. Presented by the San Francisco Foundation Center.

Helping Young People Cope with and Respond to Bias in their Job Search and Workplace

We all have biases that may get in the way of doing our best work. Understanding and managing our bias can lead to better results for youth. In this workshop, learn: (1) techniques to recognize these biases, and (2) strategies to empower young people to navigate biases they experience in school and work. Workshop attendees will be asked to talk openly about racism, sexism and other oppression in general. Acknowledging bias can result in programmatic changes that foster improved Youth and program outcomes. Presented by CHALK/BACR.

Youth Development 101

Presented by Be the Change Consulting, this session will introduce new and novice youth workers to the history, principles and practices of youth development. By shifting our approach from one where we "fix kids" to one where we build on their assets, we challenge young people to engage their own learning and growth; and we build their capacity to contribute to their community. This Training is Ideal For: Coordinators or Directors who oversee afterschool staff; Program leaders supervising youth; Program leaders or line staff who work directly with youth; Program leaders supporting youth in high-risk contexts. Participants Will Receive the Following Curriculum: (1) Crossing the River, and (2) Experiential Activities to Develop Critical Thinkers.

Developing Meaningful and Engaging Curriculum

“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” ~Paolo Friere

Presented by Edutainment for Equity. If the goal is a better world, then we must move toward that goal vigilantly. We need programs that transform and liberate. We need lessons and activities that open minds and challenge assumptions to create social change. How do we design curriculum that will capture their imaginations and make them question the world’s conditions? In this workshop you will be lead through a tried and true process and receive tools for planning curriculum that will not only engage your students but will also develop their skills and their socio-emotional literacy. The Details include: (1) All levels welcome, (2) Free One Month Membership to Edutainment for Equity, (3) Breakfast provided, and (4)  One hour of curriculum review per participant.

Creating Environments that Nurture Social and Emotional Learning

Presented by Spark Decks, come to explore activities that build Social and Emotional Learning skills in yourself - then transfer them to your programs! We’ll cover Growth Mindset, Interpersonal Skills, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Self-Awareness/Efficacy, which are closely aligned to SFUSD’s four core SEL skill areas. As with all Spark Decks workshops, this workshop we will focus on the process of innovating new ideas from a “spark” and reflecting and modifying activities each time they are implemented. In this way, learning-on-the job and the continuous quality improvement cycle are embedded into the workshop. Each participant will receive: (1) Building Social and Emotional Skills Deck, and (2) Reflection and action planning worksheets.

 
Proposal Budgeting

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don't know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. Presented by the San Francisco Foundation Center, this class will provide you with step-bystep instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss: (1) The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses, (2)  How to estimate the realistic cost of a project, (3) What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal. 

Essential Components of Trauma Informed Care

Trauma Informed Care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of trauma. Presented by Nicky MacCallum, this training provides a framework for ongoing effective implementation of trauma informed care treatment strategies. Training Goals include (1) To increase the participants understanding the key components of an effective therapeutic relationship, and (2) To expand participants’ knowledge of, and ability to utilize effective trauma informed treatment strategies. By the end of this module, participants will be able to: (1) Identify and discuss the three R’s of trauma informed care, (2) Identify and discuss the six key principals of trauma informed care, (3) Identify the key components in a therapeutic relationship, (3) Understand the importance of focusing on client strengths, and (4) Identify simple trauma informed care tips and tools for effective support of clients.

Self-Care for Youth Serving Professionals

Is stress getting you down, making you sick, affecting your sleep? In this workshop, participants will learn and share techniques for self-care, including strategies for alleviating stress, handling tense situations, and creating a work-life environment that is balanced and sustainable.
As with all Spark Decks workshops, this session will focus on the process of innovating new ideas from a “spark” and reflecting and modifying activities each time they are implemented. In this way, learning-on-the job and the continuous quality improvement cycle are embedded into the workshop. Each participant will receive (1) Self Care Spark Deck, and (2) Reflection and action planning worksheets.

Power of Positive Messages: Helping Children and Youth Develop Positive Behaviors

Building positive relationships in your after school programs is one of the most effect strategies you can use to improve everyone’s experience – staff, kids and parents. Presented by the Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, this workshop will start you in the right direction. First, we’ll look at how to “reframe” behavior and think about the strengths children and youth have, rather than what pops out as what is “wrong”. Then, we’ll explore and practice some easy strategies you can use throughout your program when giving directions, redirecting behavior and just plain talking with kids. Audience is OST line staff and staff supervisors.

Restorative Behavior Management

In this training, we transform the questions “What rule was broken?” and, “Who is to blame?” to “Who is being harmed?” and, “What values are important to us?” This shift moves the community from banishing or punishing members to a stance that offers members the chance to learn, grow and contribute within community. Presented by Be the Change Consulting, participants in this training will learn strategies that can be immediately implemented with youth. This Training is Ideal For: (1) Coordinators or Directors who oversee afterschool staff, (2) Program leaders supervising youth, (3) Program leaders or line staff who work directly with youth, and (4) Program leaders supporting youth in high-risk contexts. Participants Will Receive the Following Curriculum: (1) Experiential Activities to Create a Climate of Peace, Non-Violence and Restorative Practices, and (2) A 10-Step Implementation Guide to Purposeful Program Design.

Youth Workforce Development Advanced - 201: High Performing Programs (Institute)

 

Facilitated by Pathways Consultants Partner Kim Coulthurst & Guest experts, explore alongside peers the critical elements of Youth Workforce Development program management that set you up for success at the program, staff and client levels: (1) Grants management including Program Officer relationships and data management and reporting, (2) Program budget management, (3) Strategic community partnerships, and (4) Fostering a learning mindset among your Staff/Team. This workshop is for staff with 2+ years of work in the YWD field

I See What You Are Saying: Using Visual Strategies to Promote Children's Independence, Participation, and Understanding

Do you use lists to help you stay organized or a calendar to help you remember appointments? These are some examples of visual strategies that help us with our daily routines. Many people are visual learners, yet a great deal of our communication with children is done verbally. Presented by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities,  this workshop will explore various types and uses of visual strategies to help all children understand daily routines and take part in activities more independently. Audience: OST line staff and staff supervisors.

Social Emotional Learning Skills to Resolve Conflict

 

We all know the saying—the best offense is a great defense. This training focuses on the Building Intentional Communities Climate Builders—simple and creative strategies to co-create a vibrant community with youth using values of fairness, peace and justice embedded into the core. Presented by Be the Change Consulting, participants will learn strategies to prevent 80% of behavior issues from ever occurring, and intervention strategies to address isolated behavior issues using community processes. This Training is Ideal For: (1) Coordinators or directors who oversee after school staff, and (2) Assistant site coordinator and lead program leaders, and (3) Program leaders supervising youth. Participants Will Receive the Following Curriculum: (1) Communication Zone Starter Kit,  (2) Creative, Resourceful and Whole Experiential Exercises to Build Awareness, Transform Perspectives, and Make Choices. Registration Includes: (1) All handouts and materials covered in the training, (2) Coffee, Tea and Hot Lunch, and (3) Opportunity to network with colleagues in the field.

Healthy Boundaries: Best practice for Client Care and Staff Wellbeing

In their desire to “go the extra mile,” to effectively serve trauma impacted clients and communities many providers may experience a blurring of boundaries. This can negatively impact client care and the provider’s well-being. Professional boundaries are guidelines for maintaining a positive and helpful relationship with clients. Understanding boundaries helps caregivers avoid stress and misconduct, recognize boundary crossings and provide the best possible care. Presented by Nicky MacCallum, training Goals include (1) To increase participants understanding of healthy boundaries in professional relationships, and (2) To support service delivery that ensures all clients are treated with equity while minimizing provider compassion fatigue. By the end of this module, participants will be able to: (1) Identify and discuss the “zone of helpfulness,” in a healthy professional relationship, (2) Identify a variety of ways in which boundaries are consciously and unconsciously crossed, (3) Reduce the likelihood of allegations of provider misconduct or legal issues, (4) Identify tips and tools that assist the provider in staying, “in bounds” and (5) Utilize tips and tools that support effective an equitable client care.

Let's Play: Activities to Strengthening Peer Relationships

 

OST programs are a fantastic opportunity for all participants to make friends! In this workshop we will explore ways to support children to develop positive peer relationships in your program. Presented by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, we will share activities that build social skills and awareness, strengthen peer relationships, and strategies for embedding these activities throughout your day. Audience is OST line staff and site supervisors for programs serving children K – 6th grades.

Crafting a Compelling Letter of Inquiry (LOI) -

Many grantmakers prefer to be first contacted with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before inviting a full proposal. How do you ensure that you are taking full advantage of this opportunity to present your project or organization in the most optimal light? Presented by the Foundation Center,  this class will walk you step-by-step through the process of writing a competitive LOI. You will: (1) Learn what is commonly included in a strong LOI, (2) Be equipped to write a compelling LOI, and (3) Understand how the LOI is used by foundation staff to vet projects/programs.

Youth Development 101

Presented by Be the Change Consulting, this session will introduce new and novice youth workers to the history, principles and practices of youth development. By shifting our approach from one where we "fix kids" to one where we build on their assets, we challenge young people to engage their own learning and growth; and we build their capacity to contribute to their community. This Training is Ideal For: (1) Coordinators or Directors who oversee afterschool staff, (2) Program leaders supervising youth, (3) Program leaders or line staff who work directly with youth, and (4) Program leaders supporting youth in high-risk contexts. Participants Will Receive the Following Curriculum: (1) Crossing the River, and (2) Experiential Activities to Develop Critical Thinkers.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Creating Learning Environments Where Everyone Belongs

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach that supports the diversity of children in OST settings to access, engage, participate, and express themselves in all learning opportunities. Presented by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, participants of this workshop will explore the idea of belonging as a key element of inclusion and learn, practice and apply the concepts of UDL to ensure programs are able to meet the diverse needs of children and youth in their programs. Audience is OST line staff and staff supervisors for programs serving children K – 6th grades. PLEASE NOTE attending these workshops first is recommended: (1) Everyone is Welcome: Creating Inclusive OST Programs, (2) The Power of Positive Messages: Helping Children and Youth Develop Positive Behavior, (3) I See What You Are Saying - Using Visual Strategies to Promote Children’s Independence, Participation and Understanding, and (4) Let’s Play- Activities to Strengthening Peer Relationships.

Crisis Management, De-Escalation, and Mediation: A Trauma Informed Approach

Trauma often results in hyperarousal, agitation, impulsivity and self-destructive behavior. Presented by Nicky MacCallum, this training will provide effective tools to effectively, ethically, and legally manage these challenges, while also ensuring safety of both clients and staff, crisis management, de-escalation, and mediation skills are essential. Training Goals include (1) To increase participants understanding of trauma informed crisis management, de-escalation, and mediation, and (2) To provide practical tools to assist staff in effectively addressing crisis management, de-escalation, and mediation. By the end of this module, participants will be able to: (1) Identify and discuss trauma informed crisis management, de-escalation, and mediation, (2) Provide trauma informed response to behavioral crisis, (3) Identify and utilize crisis related de-escalation techniques, (4) Identify and utilize trauma informed mediation strategies, and (5) Increase safety and wellbeing for both client and provider.

Last updated: 8/22/2018 4:52:44 PM
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