Positive Youth Development: The Intersection Between Theory and Practice Workshop - Kansas City

Positive Youth Development: The Intersection Between Theory and Practice Workshop

Monday, August 6, 2018: Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri

Theme: Promising Interventions to Empower the Future of Our Children

The workshop encourages the development of strategies and programs that reduce risks and strengthen protective factors of multi-ethnic children. The audience includes all who have a professional interest in the positive development of multi-ethnic children including: early childhood to high school educators, administrators and principals, curriculum specialists and directors of instruction, school counselors, home school coordinators, tribal education directors and staff, social service providers, health directors and staff, community recreation specialists, coaches, and college and university students, faculty and staff.


Check In, 8:00 am, Check In, Rockhurst University, Science Room 115

Welcome, 8:50-8:55 am, Dan Ninham

9:00 am-9:55 am, “Inspiring a Growth Mindset while addressing risk factors for At Risk Students”

Adrian Hendricks, M.Ed., Regional Educator for Central Missouri, Lincoln University

10:00 am-10:55 am, Culturally Sustaining Mentorship for Latinx Students, Dea Marx, UMKC School of Education 

11:00 am-11:55 am, Empowered to Choose: Preference, Choice, and Youth Engagement”

Jomella Watson-Thompson, PhD, Kansas University

Noon-12:55 pm, Lunch On Your Own

1:00-2:25 pm, “ThrYve (Together Helping Reduce Youth Violence for Equity): Addressing Disparities to Prevent Youth Violence in Kansas City, KS”, Jomella Watson-Thompson, PhD, Kansas University

2:30-2:55 pm, Refreshment Break

3:00-3:55 pm, Youth Participatory Action Research as Indigenous Youth Work”, Katie Johnston-Goodstar, PhD, University of Minnesota

4:00-4:55 pm, “The Games of Life Model: Socio-cultural Significance of Indigenous Games”, Dan Ninham, PhD, Director, PYD Initiatives

5:00 pm, Closing

Registration Procedures: Registration includes emailed materials and professional development certificate for each session. The pre-registration deadline is August 1, 2018. The pre-registration fee is $99 USD per person. The regular registration fee is $115 USD per person August 2 to 4, 2018. There is no event day registration. Discounted group rates are available from participants from the same institution and pre-registered by August 1, 2018: $79 per person for groups of five or more. The student fee is $79 per person and pre-registered by August 1, 2018.

Mail a sheet of paper with the following information: registrants name, institution, professional title, mailing address, email address and cell number, event date and location registered for with the fee in a check payable to PYD Initiatives and send to Dan Ninham, PO Box 351, Bemidji, MN, 56619. Information: 218.368.6430 or [email protected]

Online Training Course Option For People Who Cannot Attend: Assignments are available including written reflections for journal article reading, practicum activity and video observation per workshop. The cost is only $99 per person per workshop and will be a total of 20 hours of professional development hours. The Online Training Course feedback will be provided by Dr. Dan Ninham.


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August 06, 2018 at 8:00am - 5pm
Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
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Coach Dan Ninham · · 2183686430

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