Participants are REQUIRED TO
ATTEND ALL TRAININGS in the series and complete two modeling sessions at
their program site and assignments in between trainings.
By registering for this training, you
are committing to all training session dates.
has become fundamental to learning, thriving and succeeding in life. Well-being
is cultivated through the strengthening of resiliency and life skills. Studies
show that when youth name, notice and reflect on their experiences, thought and
emotion processes, behaviors and social interactions in a positive and
inclusive environment, they are better equipped to proactively respond to
challenging life situations, more ready to learn and better able to perform in educational
and work settings.
Palm Beach County’s Well-being and Life Skills Initiative is an
innovative professional learning opportunity designed to build resiliency and
life skills among children and youth in afterschool based on best practices in
the field and in alignment with national and state health and resiliency
standards. This new initiative is
focused on building an afterschool climate and culture whereby youth thrive physically,
mentally, emotionally, and socially, succeed in academic and extracurricular
endeavors, build more positive and productive relationships, and engage in acts
of kindness and service to others.
To this end, enrolled staff will undergo resiliency and life
skills professional learning journey comprised of eight trainings supported by
coaching. In each training session, participants incrementally practice and
build crucial skills, from self-awareness and self-management to empathy and
compassion as well as gratitude and service to others. Learning happens through
simulations of afternoon meeting components, behind-the-scenes analysis on how
to build community and teach resiliency and life skills to youth in creative
and fun ways, real-time peer facilitation of afternoon meeting using sample
lessons, and planning time with templates to build customized afternoon meeting
Upon successful completion of this training series and follow
up assignment(s) will earn 21 clock hours (2.1 CEUs) of training.
The following is a schedule of the professional development trainings
for the Well-being and Life Skills Fall cohort.
Resiliency and Life Skills Basics
Onboarding Self-Paced Training (one-hour pre-requisite)
A self-paced one-hour training module available
on a monthly rotation on the Prime Time training calendar for completion at
your convenience. You will be
automatically enrolled to attend only ONE of the monthly offerings:
January 9-15, 2024
February 6-12, 2024
March 5-11, 2024
Well-being and Life Skills for Adults
and Youth Series (8 sessions)
Attend all eight live two-hour
sessions on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 am- 11:00 am.
- Part 1: Introduction to Well-being - January 23, 2024
- Part 2: Growing into My Best Self - January 30, 2024
- Part 3: The Art of Social Connection - February 6, 2024
- Part 4: Responding to Stress, Trauma and
Uncertainty - February 13, 2024
- Part 5: Making Resiliency and Habit - February 20, 2024
- Part 6: Empathetic Communication, Strong
Relationships - February 27, 2024
- Part 7: Building a Culture of Compassion and
Inclusion - March 5, 2024
- Part 8: Expressing Gratitude and Serving the Community- March 12, 2024
Core Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Addressed
- Cultivate foundational
understanding of resiliency and life skills and the science-based benefits for
adults and youth.
- Practice and reflect on
adult-focused well-being practices in intrapersonal and interpersonal contexts.
- Learn, apply, and plan lessons
and strategies of the responsive classroom approach to afternoon meeting and
best practice for resiliency and life skills instruction to youth in
- Explore innovative ways to
create a positive and inclusive climate and culture through integration of well-being,
resiliency and life strategies in staff interactions and youth activities.
Growth and Development