Power of Narrative – Public Speaking (Train the Trainers)

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: DCYF – 1390 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94012


This training will prepare participants to lead public speaking trainings for their youth leaders engaged in social change work. We will cover how to:
1. Ground ourselves in the power of storytelling in ourselves and our movements
2. Transform our silences, our truths into personal stories
3. Learn and practice the backbone of public speaking- VIPER (Volume, Inflection, Pitch, Enunciation, Rate).


This Training is Ideal For
• Staff Level: Direct Service & Program Administrator
• Staff Years of Experience: Beginner/Intermediate
• Focus: Point of Service & Program Administration
• Programs that work with: Middle School, High School and Transitional Aged Youth


Presented by the Movement Strategy Center


Registration Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/power-of-narrative-public-speaking-train-the-trainers-tickets-28899509210



How to teach drawing skills even if you are not an artist

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: SF Arts Commission, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

Learn the fundamentals of drawing based on observation, shapes, composition, and shading and then use gallery walk and critiques sessions to understand how to improve through practice and reflection. You don’t need to be all that skilled to coach other people to improve their art.


Presented by Todd Berman – Teacher Coordinator of the Where Art Lives program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.


Registration Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-teach-drawing-skills-even-if-you-are-not-an-artist-tickets-28899621546




Team-building through theater with Arts Ed Matters

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), 1390 Market St., Suite 900


After School Team Building is brought to life with theatre! Learn to create opportunities for students to collaborate, think critically, work creatively, and build their communication skills. Experienced professional development leader, Michelle Holdt will involve participants in a variety of theatre arts integrated teaching strategies. These methodologies engage students and deepen learning across all curriculum.


Session for all staff.


Presented by Michelle Holdt, Founding Executive Director of Arts Ed Matters. She is also an arts integration specialist and theater educator with a strong commitment to leading an arts rich life and making the arts available for all children. For 20+ years, she has been a drama teacher, professional development leader, and arts administrator in a wide variety of educational settings. Michelle is adjunct faculty at Cal State East Bay in the Teacher Education Dept. and a faculty member at the Integrated Learning Specialist Program for the Alameda County Office of Education.


With Todd Berman, Arts integration specialist, Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, and manager of the Where Art Lives program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.


Registration Link:  www.eventbrite.com/e/team-building-through-theater-with-arts-ed-matters-tickets-28899936488



A Restorative Stance to Discipline

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), 1390 Market St., Suite 900


In this training, we transform the questions “What rule was broken?” and, “Who is to blame?” to “Who is being harmed?” and, “What values are important to us?” This shift moves the community from banishing or punishing members to a stance that offers members the chance to learn, grow and contribute within community. Participants in this training will learn strategies that can be immediately implemented with youth.


This Training is Ideal For:

  • Coordinators or Directors who oversee afterschool staff
  • Program leaders supervising youth
  • Program leaders or line staff who work directly with youth
  • Program leaders supporting youth in high-risk contexts

Participants Will Receive the Following Curriculum:

  • Experiential Activities to Create a Climate of Peace, Non-Violence and Restorative Practices
  • A 10-Step Implementation Guide to Purposeful Program Design

Registration Includes:

  • All handouts and materials covered in the training
  • Coffee, Tea and Hot Lunch
  • Opportunity to network with colleagues in the field


Presented by Be the Change Consulting


Registration Link:  www.eventbrite.com/e/a-restorative-stance-to-discipline-tickets-28900103989



The Importance of Trauma Informed Practice: Working with Young Children

Date: Friday, December 2, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: SF Behavioral Health Services – 1380 Howard Street, Room 515, San Francisco, CA 94103


DCYF is providing a unique opportunity for providers to participate in half-day workshops on trauma informed care. There will be two tracks for these workshops. One track is for providers working with young children. The other track is for providers working with adolescents and transitional age youth (TAY).. You are welcome to attend both tracks if you work with all ages.


Workshop #1: Through the lens of Trauma – The Importance of Trauma Informed Practice for providers working with young children and their support systems.


Training Goals

  • To Increase awareness and understanding of the importance of Trauma Informed Care.
  • To provide practical information and tools that allow providers to create a safe, supportive, service environment which emphasizes respectful, collaboration in trauma management.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define trauma and its potential levels of impact
  • Understand the importance of the three R’s of trauma informed care
  • Discuss the key principals of trauma informed care practice
  • Understand the importance of Cultural humility as it relates to client care
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the role resiliency can play in overcoming these experiences for provider and client
  • Identify a frame work for trauma informed care organization assessment


Facilitated by Nicola (Nicky) MacCallum LMFT, NCC – Therapy, Training, Clinical Supervision and Consultation


Registration Link:  www.eventbrite.com/e/the-importance-of-trauma-informed-practice-working-with-young-children-tickets-29268973287




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