The Trust develop and implement an annual regional training plan for the Lower North Island each year. The annual training programme is a combination of trainings from our Core Youth Work Training Package and other trainings developed in response to youth worker needs. All of our trainings are undertaken by skilled facilitators with a wealth of experience in their field of expertise. All Core Youth Work Trainings are facilitated by leading youth work practitioners from across Aotearoa.
The Trust’s trainings are for paid and unpaid youth workers and are not available for those employed by central or local government or in positions where they are not directly involved in face to face youth work (such as administrators and managers).
The Core Youth Work Training Package is made up of four essential trainings which all youth workers need.
Youth Development Principles and Practice:
This training uses hands on activities and youth work practice stories to bring the principles of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa (YDSA) to life. By the end of the training, youth workers have an in-depth understanding of the YDSA and are able to apply the six principles to their youth work practice.
Treaty of Waitangi:
This training helps youth workers to understand the relevance of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in their work with young people. Participants will discuss the concepts of tino rangatiratanga and Treaty partnership and explore approaches to Treaty partnership in their own youth work practice.
Code of Ethics:
Ethics training is essential for all Youth Workers. This training provides practical tools to help youth workers apply the Code of Ethics for Youth Work in Aotearoa New Zealand in their everyday practice. The ‘Code of Ethics’ provides key guidelines for youth workers in Aotearoa New Zealand to ensure that youth work is carried out in a safe, skilled, ethical manner.
Youth Work Supervision:
All youth workers, paid and unpaid, should participate in professional supervision to help them reflect on and develop their youth work practice. This training provides a interactive, and ‘hands on’ learning experience to help youth workers increase the effectiveness of their supervision,
Other regional trainings we have provided include;
- Risk Management and Assessment Training
- Connecting with Youth in Crisis
- Getting Your Head around Youth Law
- Drug Education & Interventions for Youth Workers in Aotearoa
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Facilitation of Adventure Based Experiences for Youth Workers
If you have any training ideas, feedback on training you have attended or are a facilitator for youth work training, please contact us via the form below.