April 18, 2012 8:30 am until 4 pm
Kroc Center, Augusta
Join the Governor's Office for Children and Families in a training event that will help you help you build positive peer-to-peer relationships among youth in your programs!
The development of caring and trusting peer relationships facilitates engagement, creates mutual belonging and promotes development of lifelong interpersonal competencies. Supportive relationships bring safety, stability, and encouragement to young people’s lives, are an essential part of positive social and emotional development, and are critical to high quality programming. Bullying and other negative peer interactions can undermine healthy youth development and effective programming. In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge and skill regarding the systematic implementation of planned social interactions that provide increased opportunities for learning prosocial skills and behaviors.
This session will also address anti-bullying strategies in order to help participants become better informed and better equipped to assess, manage, and respond to bullying behaviors and situations. Moreover, workshop attendees will gain knowledge regarding specific tools and environmental strategies for improving the quality of their relational environment as well as best practice peace-building resources that can be immediately implemented in programs.
Participants will be eligible to receive a number of door prizes that will enhance your program's ability to implement some of the strategies and solutions immediately. All participants who have arrived by 8:30 am will be eligible to win one of three $50 gas gift cards. Don't miss out!
Check in begins at 8:15am.
Training will begin promptly at 8 :30 am and last until 4:00 pm.
All materials, breakfast snacks, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided.
Dress is casual! Wear your jeans and sneakers and remember bring a jacket or wrap in case the room is chilly.
Hotel reservations are available at The Augusta Marriott for $124/night plus taxes and may be reserved by clicking here or calling 1-800-868-5354 and referencing group code "GOCGOCA ". The block of rooms is only guaranteed to be available until April 7, so BOOK SOON!
This training is FREE, thanks to the Governor's Office for Children and Families!
Registration is open until slots are filled, and particpants MUST be pre-registered!
We hope to see you on April 18th!
*Participants must pre-register for the event and should show consideration for others by only signing up if you know you are able to attend. If you sign up and are unable to attend, please contact our office to cancel your registration. Failure to do so may cause others to not be able to attend and may mean that we ask you not to participate in future events.
This workshop will be conducted by GUIDE, Inc. through a Title V grant with the Governor's Office for Children and Families. This project was supported in part by the Governor’s Office for Children and Families through state funds from the Georgia General Assembly and federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau. The total dollar amount for this project is $47,300 and 75% of the cost is Federal funds.