Training for youth programming professionals
2019 course offerings
The UW–Madison Office of Precollege/Youth Programming and Compliance is offering two courses for youth programming professionals such as teachers, school staff, counselors, youth group leaders, coaches, parents, and other adults who work with young people.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Begins January 2019
This course will teach parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge, or is in crisis. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.
Participants will learn:
- Common mental health challenges for youth
- Typical adolescent development
- A five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations
Spring 2019 Dates
Tuesday, March 26
Monday, April 29
Tuesday, April 30
Monday, June 10
Training: 8am – Noon, 1pm-5pm
Lunch break: Noon-1pm (lunch on your own)
The Architecture of Effective Compliance within Youth Programming in Higher Education Deep Dive
This course will explore compliance architecture of effective practices and procedures that protect minors in open-campus settings at institutions of higher education. Participants will learn how to:
- Assess the current state of youth programming and compliance
- Create effective compliance frameworks for youth programming
- Evaluate current and future compliance plans
Dates for this training are yet to be determined.
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