WCYB is committed to offering Professional Development opportunities to support our funded youth development programs. All workshops are offered locally in Westchester County and are offered at no cost to participants. Upcoming offerings are listed below.

For more information on professional development opportunities, or to request a training topic, contact the Youth Bureau.

March 3, 2020 and March 9, 2020: Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This eight-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. Please note that registration is now closed.

April 23, 2020: Grant Writing and Fund Development

This workshop is offered for Executive Directors and management level staff. Through lecture and group discussion, participants will learn more about how to pursue appropriate funding opportunities, grant writing basics, and outcome measurement for their programs. Space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Kate Hubertus-Sugg.

Other topics of interest

Frontline and Direct Care Staff

Adolescent Development
Creating Youth Leaders in Your Agency
Cultural Competency
Current Youth Trends
Elements of Successful Youth Programs
Measuring Program Efficacy & Tracking Outcomes
Mindfulness and Trauma Informed Care Practices
Runaway and Homeless Youth
Tips for Working with Resistant Youth
WCYB Web Based Reporting System Training
Working with LGBTQ Youth
Working with Newly Immigrated Families
Youth and Technology

Administrative and Management

Elements of Successful Youth Programs
Grant Seeking
Grant Writing
Measuring Program Efficacy & Tracking Outcomes
WCYB Fiscal Procedures/Claims
WCYB Web Based Reporting System Training