Adolescent Leadership for Organizational and Community Change: Incorporating Youth Development and Action into Practice
Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Presenters: Catherine Kramer, LMSW, MPA, PhD Candidate & Darin Cosgrove, LMSW, PhD Candidate
NASW Members: FREE | Non-Members: $30
This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Presenter: Catherine Kramer, LMSW, MPA, PhD Candidate & Darren Cosgrove, LMSW, PhD Candidate
NASW Member Fee: Free
Non-Member Fee: $30
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Youth are untapped resources with powerful leadership capabilities. Harnessing youth adds an important voice to critical conversations about how to solve pressing problems in organizations and communities. Opportunities to develop and demonstrate leadership abilities also facilitates youth self-determination and agency, which are key to healthy development. Two frameworks will be featured:
- Positive Youth Development (PYD): strengths-based approach to working with youth that engage them in ways that benefit themselves and others (Damon, 2004; Catalano, Berglund, Ryan, Lonczak & Hawkins, 2004).
- Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR): approach to research where young people identify questions of interest and are trained to conduct the research necessary to answer their questions (Mirra, Garcia & Morrell, 2016; Lawson, 2015).
The workshop will discuss using YPAR as an approach to practice. The workshop address three content areas. First, how PYD and YPAR align with current research on adolescent maturation and brain development, with an emphasis on human behavioral concepts. Second, how PYD and YPAR can be applied in organizational and community settings to effectuate change for youth by youth, which supports healthy youth development. The workshop’s discussion components will emphasize necessary social work practice skills. Finally, techniques for promoting youth-led knowledge generation and partnering with youth to be agents of change in organizations and communities. Youth-led need assessments, service/program creation/evaluation and developing solutions to issues will be of focus. Workshop participants will have opportunities to engage in hands-on practice with strategies they can use when working with youth in their organizational settings and communities.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will:
- Articulate the principles of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR).
- Identify how PYD and YPAR aligns with current understanding/research on adolescent maturation and brain development.
- Apply appropriate strategies informed by the PYD and YPAR framework for promoting: (1) youth seif-efficacy, agency and leadership; and (2) youth-driven social change at the organizational and community levels.
- Adopt techniques for promoting youth-generated knowledge within their practice setting.
This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.
NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)
Catherine Kramer is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Social Welfare (SUNY Albany). Her research focuses on young people who experience disadvantage and marginalization due to economic poverty, social isolation and social exclusion. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker with practice experience working with children and adolescents.
Darren Cosgrove received his Master’s degree in social work from the School of Social Welfare (SUNY Albany), and Is currently finishing his PhD. His dissertation uses arts-based participatory action research with non-binary young adults. Darren’s clinical work focuses on sexuality, gender and working with LGBTQAI+ individuals and families.
|NASW-NYS Member||$ 0.00|
|NASW (Non-NYS) Member||$ 15.00|
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