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Video from the event is here: Innovation, Imagination, and Frustration: New Directions for Youth Ministry.
Video from the event is here: A Journey with LGBTQ+ and Immigrant Youth.
Video and clips from the event are here: A New Vision of Youth Ministry Beyond the Walls of the Church.
The presentation slides for Andrew Wicks is here.
The presentation slides for Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer is here.
- What resilience is from both theoretical and practical perspectives
- How resilience is weakened through adverse childhood experiences
- How resilience can be strengthened
- Physical - Natural methods
- Mental, emotional methods
- Spiritual methods
- Highlights of promising practices in building resilience with youth
- Reinforce the importance of the connection between mind, body and spirit in strengthening (or adversely weakening) resilience.
- Invited participants to join one of 2-3 breakout rooms to think together, discuss and model resilience interventions based on what they have learned about resilience, with application to various “composite” youth profiles.
- Reconvene the group for brief share-outs of the models developed and questions/discussion sessions.
Slides from this event are here: Just Breathe: Resilience Strategies for Today’s Youth & Youth Workers
The video and clips from this event are here: Wrestling with Rest in a COVID-19 World with Nathan Stucky
Join Christopher Carter and Seth Schoen for a six-part seminar designed to guide participants through the Racial Resilience anti-racism training with the primary goal of becoming an anti-racist member of society. Addressing structural racism within the US in general and churches in particular requires an analysis of the theo-cultural ideologies that normalize/moralize racism and the development of tools/capacities that enable human beings to undermine these false ideologies. This seminar equips participants with the necessary tools to 1) be able to identify internalized, interpersonal, and structural racism, and 2) attend to the inner stirrings of their conscience (i.e. culturally racist ideologies) that have historically led people (especially white people) to the false conclusion that there is another plausible explanation to what they are witnessing other than what it appears to be – racism, and 3) discern how they might engage in theologically grounded compassionate anti-racism action(s) with youth.
The six sessions will occur on August 5, August 19, September 2, September 16, September 30, and October 14. Those who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from YDS.
- Authentic storytelling and research-based content
- Compassionate space for holding uncomfortable truths
- Forced participation
- Shaming, blame, or judgment
- Political agendas
Video and clips from the event are here: Racial Resilience: Anti-racism as Spiritual Praxis.
Fear, Isolation, and Anxiety: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Youth, with Dr. Josephine Kim
Video clips from this event are here: Fear, Isolation, and Anxiety
Slides from the event are here: Slides for Fear, Isolation, and Anxiety