Tools of the Trade for School-Age Practitioners: Positive Guidance

One of the biggest challenges facing afterschool/school-age practitioners is how to effectively keep youth engaged and supported in a group setting. One or two youth who aren't following the rules or don't want to participate in an activity can change your plans for the afternoon. Learn about positive guidance and how to use it as an important tool for making sure that all youth can benefit from your program. (K2.13 C2) 2 hour

Lesson objectives

  • Learn reasons why youth behave as they do.
  • Become familiar with positive guidance strategies and how to include them in your program.
  • Learn a step-by-step process for responding to mistaken behavior.
  • Identify proactive strategies for guiding youth toward positive behavior and self-control.