‘Developing Capable Young People’ Topic Of Free Luncheon January 19
Families, teachers, community members and other adults interacting with youth can have a profound positive impact on the experiences and outcomes of these children, which is why the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is hosting an area Youth Worker Café on January 19 to explore a program to help encourage children to meet life’s challenges successfully and to live productive, fulfilling lives.
Dr. Bruce Colston will introduce the principles of “Developing Capable Young People” (DCYP) and provide concrete examples of how it has been used in a variety of settings.
The forum will take place on Thursday, January 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 East Rogers Road in Bloomington. As part of IYIs Youth Worker Café program, lunch will be provided for free. However, reservations are required by 12 noon on January 17. To RSVP, please contact Matt Wysocki at mwysocki@chamberbloomington. org. For more information about the Youth Worker Café, contact Joe Shrode, IYI’s southwest Indiana field representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 866-426-6558.
The event is open to youth workers, parents, community leaders, youth ministers, educators, counselors, others working to impact the well-being of local youth and those interested in this topic. The event also will include time for networking with other youth workers in attendance and the chance to learn about other organizations and resources for youth in and around Monroe County.
Colston is the director of Indiana University High School and the assistant dean of the Indiana University School of Continuing Studies. In addition to holding positions at four other higher education institutions, Colston has 12 years of high school teaching experience.
Colston will explore the qualities featured in the DCYP program including personal perceptions of capability, significance, and influence as well as the skills of self-discipline, communication, responsibility and judgment. Search Institute research shows that strength in these qualities can promote family cohesiveness, strengthen resiliency and develop self-discipline and responsibility. In turn, weaknesses in these areas have been associated with at-risk behavior such as drug abuse, teen pregnancy, juvenile delinquency and other unhealthy behaviors.
Youth Worker Cafés are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit kids. This Youth Worker Café is made possible by the collaborative efforts of the Asset Building Coalition of Monroe County and IYI.
The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities of Indiana that impact their well-being.
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