On May 7, 2015, The Resource Basket and Alaska Afterschool Network partnered together to offer the first webinar training in our “Supporting Youth Webinar” series.

“Communicating with Youth: A Strengths Based Approach” was presented by Chrystle Tebo, Program and Resource Coordinator of Boys & Girls’ Clubs Alaska, and Thomas Azzarella, Director of the Alaska Afterschool Network. Webinar participants discovered ways to incorporate a strengths based approach in communicating with youth including:

• Gaining strategies to feel empowered in your interactions with youth – to be proactive vs. reactive;
• Learning what to do when these strategies don’t work the first time – that persistence that pays off; and
• Exploring positive recognition and how to give it in a way that supports youth development.

A recording of the training is available here.