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Relationship Wizardry: Creating Caring Connections

April 15, 2020
12:00–1:30 PM ET
Frank Eckles, Academy for Competent Youth Work

Relationships are central to anything you do when you work with young people.  Join our webinar to explore some of the key ideas that help child and youth care practitioners improve their understanding of how relationships form, and how to expand their ability to form caring connections with young people—especially “hard-to-reach” youth.

As a result of attending this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn the importance of relationships in supporting developmental outcomes and new learning

  • Be able to identify stages that relationships go through as they develop

  • Understand how young people communicate when there are relationship problems

  • Create a plan to better meet the needs of one young person with whom they are currently working.

CYC Certification Competency Domain: Relationship and Communication



Frank Eckles, BA, CYC-P, LCCA, splits his time between his role as past president of the national Child and Youth Care Certification Board and facilitating growth for the hundreds of professionals who engage in learning programs offered by the Academy for Competent Youth Work. Frank is the Academy’s executive director and author of the Child and Youth Care: Foundations Course and co-author of Youth Thrive: Protective and Promotive Factors for Healthy Development. He serves on the boards of the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice and the CYC Certification Board. Frank became a Fellow of the National Center for Innovation and Excellence in 2014. Frank is the recipient of the National Staff Development and Training Association’s 2013 Career Achievement Award. In 2009 he received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Academy of Child and Youth Care Professionals. He received the President’s Award for “special achievement in the field of child and youth care” from the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice in 2006 and 2017. 

fee: $45.00