How do we keep busy at the Training Institute? Here are a few of the things we've been up to lately.
On September 1st & 2nd , Sequoia Stalder, Director of the CDRC & the Training Institute, trained 15 staff members from Olympus Academy, the transfer high school NYCID operates in collaboration with the DOE, in conflict resolution techniques. Participants gave the training high marks. One advocate counselor stated, “ I feel as though my classroom management skills will be improved with this knowledge”. All staff were very enthusiastic about using these conflict resolution skills back at school with their students.
In July 2009, The Training Institute lead two work readiness workshops with 17 Olympus Academy students, helping them to be successful in their summer jobs by learning new communication, time management and decision making skills.]
Since July 2008, 200 parents have attended the Parent ACT Class – Assisting Children through Transition. This is a 6-hour state mandated class where parents who are going through a divorce or separation learn new skills to manage conflict and support their children through this challenging period. Parents have stated that attending this class has given them hope and a new way to look at their difficult situation. Classes are taught monthly and advance registration is required. Our schedule for the remainder of 2009 is: September 26, October 14 & 21, November 14, December 1 and 8. The 2010 class schedule will be announced shortly.
In June 2009, the Training Institute completed their first school year of working with the
In August 2009, the Training Institute Collaborated with Safe Horizon to provide leadership workshops to students in the Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) at Truman & Lehman High Schools in the
Over the course of the 2008 – 2009 school year, the Training Institute provided the
If you are interested in having the NY Center Training Institute customize training for your school or organization, contact Regina Shields.