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10 Tips for Building Relationships with Youth

Building positive relationships with youth is an essential task and a foundational component of good instructional practice. Youth grow and thrive in the context of close and dependable relationships that provide love and nurturance, security, and responsive interactions. This handout, developed by the National Afterschool Association, provides 10 tips to help afterschool professionals build positive relationships with youth. It also includes a section which provides activities to be used in professional development.

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 Games that Build Community F.A.S.T.

A video that provides simple activities that can build community in any professional development offering.

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NCFY Online Training Website

The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth provide free, online training on a range of sexuality and health related topics, such as "Creating a safe space for LGBTQ youth.

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a wide range of resources for training and professional development, including training on relationship violence

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