Advancing knowledge, collaboration and partnerships to prepare teens for the future
Topical Trainings are innovative and evidence-based trainings that equip APP grantees with new skills and strategies to apply their work. Trainings are interactive and include hands-on activities to build grantee capacity. Topical Trainings can be attended by APP grantees and sub awardees. Questions about Topical Trainings? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two-day PREP Topical Training, Life Interrupted: Moving Beyond Adolescent Brain Development and Trauma, will equip grantees with knowledge, skills, and resources to better understand adolescent brain development and under what circumstances adolescents are more likely to make risky decisions and why. Grantees will also learn how to apply trauma-informed strategies to decrease unhealthy risk-taking behaviors.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to do the following:
Identify and understand the effect of trauma on adolescent brain development and behavior
Understand the importance of trauma-informed approaches in reducing risky behaviors
Apply strategies to adapt trauma-informed principles and techniques in their program environment
Utilize trauma-informed knowledge, resources, and tools to effectively support and engage youth
Registration for this training has closed. Please visit the training website to join the waitlist and for additional information.
Registration is now open for the March SRAE Topical Training, Promoting and Protecting Youth Mental Health. This training will equip and empower grantees with knowledge, skills, and resources to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health challenges among youth in their communities.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to do the following, with the purpose of providing referral to mental health and substance use services:
Identify common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in youth, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
Respond to youth in crisis using the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
Determine protective and risk factors, and warning signs of suicide in youth
Create a plan to help students who may be experiencing suicide ideation
Practice at least three strategies to refocus the mind and release helpful thoughts while sitting or moving
Incorporate stress and anxiety reduction practices into SRAE programming
The deadline to register is Monday, January 30, 2023.
Space is limited to 90 participants. Up to two staff representatives per organization will be approved on a first come, first served basis. Additional registrants will automatically be placed on the wait list and approved on a first come, first served basis.
Registration information sent via E-Blast
Please find here an attendance letter from the Family and Youth Services Bureau regarding the in-person topical training.
This two-day training will equip grantees to better understand under what circumstances adolescents are more prone to making risky decisions and why. Grantees will learn how the brain and cognitive development shape decisions adolescents make, and what factors may lead to healthy versus unhealthy risk-taking. Grantees will also explore the intersectional nature of trauma and the potential negative impact this can have on adolescent health. Grantees will be equipped with tools they can employ with adolescents to increase the use of self-regulation to decrease unhealthy risk-taking behaviors.
Adolescence is an important period when youth develop social and emotional habits for mental well-being. Yet depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders are common causes of illness and disability among youth. When unaddressed, mental health challenges can have far reaching effects that limit opportunities for youth to lead fulfilling adult lives. This two-part training will equip and empower grantees with knowledge, skills, and resources to identify and refer youth with mental health and substance use challenges to support services in their communities.