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For the 2019-2020 academic year, MYAN is offering free continuing education opportunities for prevention specialists, youth engagement workers, and other youth-facing professionals in Maine. Lunch will be provided at each training. We’ve organized this series into two distinct tracks, one focused on youth prevention and the second on youth engagement.
Track One: Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention
Join the MYAN team for a three-part series focused on leveraging prevention best practices to effectively engage youth within our communities. Learn the neuroscience behind why scare tactics miss the mark in adolescent brains, strategies for directly involving youth in prevention-focused research, and how to grow and sustain lasting, supportive relationships with any young person.
Track Two: Transforming Knowledge into Action
Participate in a learning cohort with other emerging leaders in the youth engagement field. This three-part series provides participants with train-the-trainer content on youth mentoring best practices, engagement & retention strategies, and youth facilitation strategies. You’ll leave with training materials, strengthened skills, and deeper connections to other youth workers in your community.
Two-Day Intensive Workshops
Join us for four certificate based training programs designed to offer in-depth and youth-focused learning opportunities for Maine adults. Learn advanced facilitation skills, how to help adolescents through mental health challenges, incorporate restorative based practices into everyday work with youth, and learn how to navigate differences in culture and identity along with their impact on youth engagement.