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Impart believes that every volunteer who wants to be a Youth Advocate should be treated as a partner to be empowered, rather than a resource to be managed.

 

This means that Youth Advocates, who often play mentoring roles, need to be invested with requisite learning and development opportunities. This includes foundational knowledge courses, skills development workshops, on-the-job training, and robust processes to facilitate volunteer support.

Our carers need to be cared for too!

laying the foundation

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Understanding the Youths-facing-Adversity Landscape

Youths experiencing neglect, youths participating in gangs, and youths dabbling with substances are all categories of Youths-facing-Adversity. How do you understand the varying risk levels and apply different approaches accordingly? This lesson includes examples of lenses through which youth situations can be assessed, such as Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (CTRT), and Trauma Focused lens.

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Trauma-Informed Youth Engagement Strategies

Trauma leaves its marks, and you have to understand it to identify its imprints. This lesson will help you to understand the basics of trauma and its impact, while highlighting specific models of trauma-care, such as the PACE framework.

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Volunteer Self-Care and Self-Evaluation

In caring for our youth, it is equally important that we monitor our own emotional resilience in order to better facilitate meaningful and healthy relationships. Check out this lesson for practical tips concerning stress-regulation and burnout-prevention.

developing competence

Optimal learning and development occur when foundational knowledge is combined with carefully calibrated skills and experience. With this in mind, our comprehensive Youth Advocate training encompasses the following modules:

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  • Counselling Skills

  • Theory-in-Practice: Role-playing exercises to ready you for youth engagement

    • Digital Engagement and Telehealth

    • Crisis response
       

mental health care

Crisis Management

Futureselves

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills

Motivational Interviewing

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Facilitating Burnout-Prevention and Resilience-Building

education

Lesson design and delivery

To maximize the limited time with our youths, this module teaches you how to create a learner profile, define learning outcomes, and develop an engaging lesson plan, ensuring the most effective use of your time together.

Facilitating technology enabled learning

As technology plays a more significant role in education, we must adapt to new learning modalities. This module covers the implications and impact of technology-enabled learning, helping you develop a delivery plan and facilitate an effective learning experience in a digital environment.

Special topics: Best Practices in Specific Subjects

To successfully support youths in achieving their educational goals, effective youth engagement must be coupled with effective lesson delivery. These subject-specific special topic lessons focus on 1-2 subjects per session, sharing best practices and guidance on how to excel in an academic mentorship setting.

Are you keen on developing competence?

Consider signing up as an Impart Youth Advocate to receive access to this range of opportunities. Partner organisations can write in to partnerships@impart.sg to find out more about training opportunities.

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