PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITY COURSES
Truancy and Dropout: Mending Cracks in the Graduation Pipeline. In nine units you will learn how to prevent unexcused absences, identify the causes of attendance problems, and re-engage, rather than further alienate vulnerable children and their families. You will learn how other communities are successfully tackling their attendance and dropout problems, receive guidance in researching your state laws and regulations and begin thinking about ways to evaluate your efforts.
Getting Serious: A Best Practice Approach to Bullying Prevention. In nine interactive units you will gain an understanding of key bullying concepts and trends, the ways in which bullying and school climate are linked, and best practices in bullying prevention. You will also learn strategies for supporting specific youth populations – namely gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, as well as youth who are members of minority religious groups – that are disproportionately affected by bullying.
Youth Development Institute. The Youth Development Institute (YDI) is a series of online training courses for youth-serving professionals and volunteers seeking to increase their knowledge and enhance their skills. YDI includes 22 different courses, each of which takes about 1-2 hours to complete and contains links to outside reading materials. Click on the PDF link below to see the full course catalog.