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Date(s) - 11/17/2015
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

George S. Dively Building, room 207

This workshop is part of the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute

Facilitator: Chyrel Oates
Fee: Only $20, includes parking, breakfast and lunch

About Chyrel Oates

Chyrel Oates is a trainer and facilitator with education and experience in professional, personal and youth development. She is the assistant director of Youth Community Programs at Weatherhead, where she plans and implements professional development offerings for youth-serving organizations. She is a “train the trainer” for youth program quality initiatives and a program quality assessor. Oates earned her MBA and Certificate in Coaching for Intentional Development from Weatherhead and a BS in accounting from Florida A&M University. She is active in the faith-based community, coordinating youth programming for over 10 years.

About Youth Interaction Strategies
This one-day workshop, based on the Youth Program Quality Intervention—a comprehensive system for improving program quality—is designed to provide a framework for youth work based on research and best/promising practices. The workshop focuses on incorporating effective strategies to build/enhance a sense of community and enhance positive youth interaction within youth programs.

This workshop aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).

The NAA core knowledge content area addressed:
Interactions with Children and Youth: Recognizes the importance of relationships and communication in the practice of quality child and youth care, and implements guidance techniques and strategies to support children and youth individually and in group experiences to develop self-regulation, self-concept, coping mechanisms, and positive interactions with their peers and adults.
Intended Audience: youth work professionals, particularly those who work directly with youth

Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute

The Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute (CCYWI) provides professional development programming for the diverse youth-serving workforce in Cuyahoga County.

Major funding for the Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute is provided through Starting Point as a part of My Commitment, My Community (MyCom), an initiative in Cuyahoga County that supports the healthy development of children and youth.Contact Us

Patricia Heilbron

Chyrel Oates
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