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Module: 1.1.2 Building Relationships With Children and Youth

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This module supports participants in exploring how to build positive, meaningful relationships with children and youth, in order to plan programs that best meet their needs and support the development of social-emotional skills.
This module was developed as part of the California Department of Education/Child Development Division School-Age Training Project and revised in 2016 to incorporate social-emotional learning and Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California, and revised in 2019 to incorporate language to support mental health and wellness. 

 In this training participants will:

Content Overview:

The Power of Relationships

Participants will identify what constitutes a positive relationship between program staff and youth, behaviors that contribute to building relationships, and ways to develop relationships.

5 Things in Common

This energizing activity serves as a tool to demonstrate the kinds of activities that help build positive relationships between staff and youth.

Action Plan

Participants will learn and share concrete ideas for holding themselves responsible for putting their ideas into action at their programs.


Training Length: 2 hours

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