Session 1 of Aging Out or Growing Together?: Kickoff Panel Discussion: Framing the Need for Responsive Young Adult Services
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2022
10:00 am - 11:15 am PT
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Session 1 of 5 in the "Aging Out or Growing Together?" Series (view series page for full details)
Aging Out or Growing Together?
Flipping the Youth Services Paradigm to Better Support Young Adulthood
November 30, 2022: Kickoff Panel Discussion: Framing the Need for Responsive Young Adult Services
This five-part learning series is an open forum and discussion group for agencies and individuals that serve transition-aged youth and young adults. We will examine how our collective organizational values, implementation strategies, program design, and goals might expand to support the evolving, holistic needs of this age group.
Join us for a panel discussion session on November 30th as we kick off this series that will bring together a diverse mix of youth-serving organizations to learn from each other's work and uplift the complex and comprehensive needs of transition aged youth.
We will explore the creative ways youth-serving organizations are adjusting to best support them. Beyond exploring barriers to meaningful engagement and service provision, this generative space will also unpack culturally and developmentally appropriate models that support young adults in attaining wellness and self-actualization through guided conversation and promising-practice spotlights.
Series Learning Objectives
- Consider the unique experiences and developmental needs of transition-aged youth
- Build an understanding of brain science and culturally sustaining practices that strengthens service provision for transition-aged youth
- Expand organizational capacity to address priority topics, including but not limited to meaningful program engagement, teaming, healthy boundary setting, and accountability
Audience: All community-based organizations and institutions that support the mental health and wellness of transition-aged youth.
Series Sequence: from 10:00-11:15 am PT on the last Wednesday of every other month
We welcome you to join in listening, learning and dialogue for this session, starting with a presentation panel of representatives with three youth serving organizations and hear from all voices in the space.
- Kazani Finao and Lucero Herrera of Young Women's Freedom Center
- Tiffani Marie, Founder and Program Director at H20 Productions
- Sikander Iqbal, Deputy Director of Urban Peace Movement
Oriana Ides, MA, APCC, PPS
Oriana Ides is a School Mental Health Training Specialist at CARS (the Center for Applied Research Solutions) and approaches healing the wounds of trauma and oppression as core elements of social justice. She has worked with young people across the life course from elementary school to college, and has served as teacher-leader, school counselor, classroom educator and program director. She is committed to generating equity within school structures and policies by focusing on evidence-based mental health techniques and institutional design.
Visit the main page for more information on this series.