Look here for upcoming FPY Events and Training!
- Thu, Jan 23, 20146:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Pennino Building, Room 206 A & B
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
- What's going on:
Partners and supporters of mentoring, including those who are interested in becoming a mentor, are invited to our Mentoring Reception to celebrate our partnerships and recognize the work of the dedicated mentors and program providers in Northern Virginia.
Our mentoring program partners will have resource tables with information about their programs.
This is a free event.
- Mon, Jul 01, 20138:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Northern Virginia
- Who Attends:
- Our training is tailored to the audience as appropriate.
- What's going on:
FPY provides a variety of workshops and informational sessions throughout the year. Many of these are available on a fee-for-service basis for your group.
In addition to the topics listed below, FPY may be able to gather info and present to your group on an emerging, specialized topic in cooperation with our partners. For more information, contact Pattie Simcic at email@example.com, or click attend and submit your information.
2013-14 Major Training Topics/Sessions:
Please note, fees for training range from $300-$2000, and vary depending on requested length of training and number of trainees. The following are on-site (will take place at your organization) trainings and informational sessions:
Mental Health Resources (Informational Session) - 1 hour
The Mental Health Resources program offers participants guidance on how to assist teens with improving their ability to meet the demands of everyday life with resilience and a healthy attitude. Often the process of help can be complicated, thus FPY offers a concise approach that will guide you from establishing that there is a problem to getting effective treatment. Additionally, the program offers a comprehensive guide to local mental wellness resources.
Youth Mentoring 101 Training - 2 hours
This training covers the basics of mentoring youth. Participants learn how to develop a mentoring relationship, and essential elements for a successful mentoring relationship.
Mentoring Best Practices Training - 1.5 - 3 hours
Participants receive an in depth review of the Elements of Effective Practice for mentoring programs, the nationally-recognized best practices, with emphasis on volunteer screening and monitoring.
Participants receive an overview of:
- Mentor and Mentee Screening
- Mentor Training
- Mentor/Mentee Matching
- Match Monitoring and Support
- Match Closure
Bullying Prevention 101 - Facilitator Training - Full Day
This training is for youth service providers who want to teach members of their organization or faith community how to prevent bullying situations. Participants learn how to facilitate a one-hour workshop on bullying prevention and intervention; receive resources to assist with managing ongoing bullying situations, and they have access to ongoing technical support.
- How to support and protect everyone, target (victim), witness (bystander), and bully
- What causes bullying behavior
- What are the effects of bullying on everyone involved
- Signs that a child is a bully
- How we can change the bullying behavior
Bullying Prevention Awareness (Informational Session) - 1.5 hours
The Bullying Prevention Awareness program offers participants a basic overview of the challenges bullying presents for youth in Northern Virginia. The program offers insight on prevention of bullying and intervention for bullying situations.
FPY also offers specialized Bullying Prevention Awareness informational sessions on
- Special Needs Youth and Bullying Prevention
- LGBT Youth and Bullying Prevention
- Ethnic and Language Minority Youth and Bullying Prevention
For more information, contact Pattie Simcic at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click attend and submit your information. Enter your topic of interest in the "Additional Details" field.
- Tue, Dec 03, 20132:30 - 4:00 p.m.
- Room 206A
Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035
- What's going on:
How to encourage healthy teen sexuality and protecting one's public image in the digital age. Conversation will also focus on the equality of messaging for boys and girls...that sexual interest and behavior is normal and natural for both sexes, and that both sexes have a responsibility to behave safely and establish and respect boundaries.
Guest Speakers include:
Bill Woolf, Jr., Detective, Gang Investigations Unit, Fairfax County Police Department, who carries out intensive work in the area preventing, eliminating, and awareness of gang-controlled sex trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Some gangs are now using social media and other tactics to attract females.
Heather Sarmiento, M.Ed., Prevention & Education Specialist, Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, and her colleagues provide community education and classes at select Fairfax County high schools to help teens recognize and learn more about dating violence and abuse, and what everyone can do to help. One in five teens in a serious relationship have experienced dating violence.
FPY Network meetings are comprised of inter-organizational Northern VA reps with common goals in Prevention and youth mental wellness. We gather monthly to update each other on changes to our respective services and programs that affect the Northern VA community, and to identify potential collaborations. Each meeting has an emphasized issue or initiative and may include guest speakers.