Are you a youth director who is responsible for youth programming? A teacher trying to educate Muslim students better? Or a parent wanting to better understand and mentor your child? Then this workshop is for you.
This comprehensive 3-day workshop covers basic counseling skills to aid participants in improving their ability to connect and advise the young people in their communities. Participants will learn engagement skills, nonverbal and verbal communication principles and will receive hands-on practical training backed by research done specifically on American Muslim communities. Participants will leave more confident to address the needs of the youth in their community.
This is not your average power-point presentation! This interactive workshop is jam-packed with exciting ways to interact with the information – such as live polling, infographics, videos, and most importantly, time with an expert in the field of youth development!
Why The FYI
The FYI is a national research and education institute focusing on Muslim mental health and family wellness. Our mission is to strengthen and empower individuals, families, and communities through mental health research and education. The Family and Youth Institute has also designed a vibrant and meaningful range of workshops, lectures, and presentations on topics within our four focus areas related to youth, marriage, parenting, and mental health!
Outline/Overview of Program:
Day 1 – Understanding Muslim Youth Development: (4 hr)
A fast-paced interactive workshop that gives an overview of youth development, explores risk and protective factors, and highlights effective youth empowerment strategies. The instructors guide participants through case-studies and bring to light the latest research on American Muslim youth to help fine-tune the approach of youth workers, teachers, and parents alike. This course will outline effective, research-based youth programming elements that will assist participants in making real connections and designing new youth programming that will inspire young people to continue investing in their Muslim community.
Day 2 – Introduction to Counseling Muslim Youth: (4 hr)
This second part of the workshop does a deep dive into the concepts learned in the first part and covers basic counseling skills to aid participants in improving their ability to connect and advise the young people in their communities. Participants will learn engagement skills, and will have time in break-out sessions to practice the nonverbal and verbal communication principles and will receive hands-on practical training that will help them implement the principles learned in this workshop.
Day 3 – Mental health in Youth (4 hr)
This final workshop session will focus on Muslim mental health and the stigma around it. Instructors will guide the participants through case studies based on the most up-to-date research. Discussion about the different misconceptions and skills each individual needs to have will also be emphasized.
This workshop is curated for a variety of audiences that interact with youth. The target audience includes: Youth workers, educators, organization/masjid leadership, and parents.
$5000 (plus travel and accommodations)