Building Developmental Relationships
July 15, 2020
12:00–1:00 PM ET
Tim Duffey, Bolster Collaborative &
Rose Ann Renteria, PHILLIPS programs for children and families
There is compelling evidence that as many as 40% of America’s youth feel lonely. How is this possible when we’ve heard for years that “relationships matter?” It could be that adults need more support in building the right kind of relationships with young people, and helping them to build better relationships with their peers.
Powerful new evidence from the field of social science is now helping us address this need. In this webinar you will learn what leads to a strong developmental relationship, and explore practical skills and strategies to help build these kinds of relationships – which we’ve all been trying to build – more effectively.
As a result of attending this webinar, participants will:
Learn the key elements of a developmental relationship
Reflect on their own interactions with young people, identifying personal strengths and areas for growth
Identify specific strategies to use in their work with young people right away.
CYC Certification Competency Domain: Relationship and Communication
ABOUT THE PRESENTERs
Tim Duffey, M.Ed., is president and co-founder of Bolster Collaborative, Inc., an organization committed to improving the practice of frontline professionals and volunteers serving children and youth. He serves as Training Specialist for the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, funded by the U. S. Department of Education. In this capacity he has led development of the Center’s School Climate Webinar Series and numerous training toolkits, all available for free at the center’s website. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Child and Youth Care Practice (ACYCP) and has previously served as a Director of Guidance and a secondary school counselor in both public and private education.
Rose Ann Renteria, PhD, is the Director of Research and Evaluation for PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families in Annandale and Fairfax, VA, and Laurel, MD. She is committed to providing support without judgement to youth and caregivers seeking educational, life skills, and thriving opportunities, and believes that we all benefit from helping children, youth and their caregivers feel safe, secure, and nurtured. Rose Ann oversees outcomes, program evaluation, and performance management at PHILLIPS, and trains on protective factors nationally. She received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MPA from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and a PhD in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.