With over 150 pages and 235 catalogued publications and presentations, the ACT for Youth website has a wealth of resources—but they’re not always super obvious! This post is the start of a series to highlight ACT for Youth resources you might be interested in that may fall outside of the CAPP, PREP, and SRAE sections.
Today I’ll highlight two free training manuals that you’ll find in the Youth Work Professionals section.
Positive Youth Development 101 Manual
The PYD 101 training manual is ACT for Youth’s most popular resource. Use this free curriculum to provide an orientation to the PYD approach to new youth workers, supervisors, funders, and community volunteers.
Jutta updated the training just before her retirement, adding new resources and activities as well as sections on developmental relationships, inclusive program environments, and deconstructing biases.
The manual includes the facilitator script, slides, activities, and handouts – all freely available on the ACT for Youth website!
Inclusive Program Environments
Another training curriculum I’d like to feature is Creating Inclusive Program Environments for Youth with Different Abilities.
This training aims to provide youth work professionals with information, practices, and activities that will help them promote inclusion and engagement for all young people – particularly those with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and/or trauma.
Again, the full curriculum, slides, handouts, and activities are easy to access on the ACT for Youth website. I hope you’ll explore it all!
These manuals are available to everyone in the field of youth work. If there is someone else in your organization who might benefit from them, please share.
Stay tuned for future “What’s on the Website” posts, and if you’re looking for something in particular on the site you can always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.