Positive Youth Development: The Intersection Between Theory and Practice Workshop

Positive Youth Development: The Intersection Between Theory and Practice Workshop

Monday, July 16, 2018: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Humphrey 50B

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, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Humphrey 50B

Welcome, 8:50-8:55 am, Dan Ninham

9:00 am-9:55 am, The 4-H Campus Immersion Program Model: Preparing Youth for Higher Education”, Joanna Tzenis, PhD, University of Minnesota Extension

10:00 am-10:55 am, Youth in the Somali Diaspora: Aspirations and Agency Toward Valued Futures Through Educational Attainment,Joanna Tzenis, PhD, University of Minnesota Extension

11:00 am-11:55 am, “Proactive Classroom Management to Support Student Success: Designing a System Tailored to Student Needs”, Andrea McArthur Capizzi, PhD, BCBA-D, Vanderbilt University

Noon-1:25 pm, Lunch On Your Own

1:30-2:25 pm, “Why is my Student Doing This?: An Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment”, Andrea McArthur Capizzi, PhD, BCBA-D Vanderbilt University

2:30-3:25 pm, “Supporting Social Competence in Youth and Adolescents”, Andrea McArthur Capizzi, PhD, BCBA-D, Vanderbilt Universit

3:30-3:55 pm, Refreshment Break On Site

4:00-4:55 pm, "Ordinary Magic: Fostering Resilience in Young People", Ann Masten, PhD, University of Minnesot

5:00-5:55 pm, “Challenges and Strategies in Implementing Sexual Health Interventions in the Hmong Community”, Nancy Lo, PhD, University of Minnesota

6:00 pm, Closing


Note: Workshop is limited to 80 registrants due to the classroom size.

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Room Information (Click on Humphrey SPA – 50B, and Details, Layout and Photo):


Registration Procedures:  Registration includes emailed materials and professional development certificate for each session. The pre-registration deadline is July 8, 2018. The pre-registration fee is $99 USD per person. The regular registration fee is $115 USD per person July 8 to 14, 2018. There is no event day registration. Discounted group rates are available from participants from the same institution and pre-registered by July 8, 2018: $79 per person for groups of five or more. The student fee is $79 per person and pre-registered by July 8, 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.

July 16, 2018 at 8:00am - 6pm
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Humphrey 50B
100 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Coach Dan Ninham · · 2183686430

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