Module: 4.6.4 We Belong 100: Supporting Social-Awareness and Interpersonal Skills
During this module, participants will learn about how culturally grounded beliefs and background affect our practices with youth, how to help raise our awareness of those factors, and share current strategies and resources to support the development young people’s social-awareness and interpersonal skills.
This module was developed as part of the Expanded Learning 360/365 project and revised in 2016 to specific language, examples and tips for summer and year-round learning programs.
In this training participants will:
- Understand how culturally grounded beliefs and background affect our practice with youth;
- Learn one tool to help raise our own personal awareness of factors affecting our practice with youth;
- Share current strategies and resources to support We Belong skill-building with youth.
Participants will review a list of group agreements and consider how they might be used to support the development of young people’s social-awareness and interpersonal skills.
Exploring Personal Competence
Participants will read an excerpt from The Souls of Black Folk and then reflect on childhood memories through partner interviews to increase their awareness of how their experiences impact their work with young people.
Participants will review the Focused Conversation tool as a method of asking questions that allows for multiple perspectives.
Program Practice and Resource Sharing
Participants will share and discuss the strategies identified, current practices, and resources for supporting youth in social-awareness and interpersonal skills.
Training Length: 2 hours