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Adultism 101

09/24/2019 - 9:30am
All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

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When: Tuesday, September 24th- 9:30 am- 11:30 am

Where: All Chicago, 651 W. Washington, Suite 504, Chicago, IL 60661

This training is strongly recommended for any provider who has even one participant under the age of 24. As a reminder, every 10th referral from Coordinated Entry is a youth headed household.

Trainer: Torelen Winbush, Training Coordinator at All Chicago

Training Objectives:

• Understand the definition of adultism
• Recognize interactions that could be interpreted as adultism and practice how to reframe the situation
• Learn how adultism can impact the development of positive youth-adult relationships in the homeless community

Description: The word “adultism” refers to behaviors and attitudes based on the assumption that adults are better than young people, and entitled to act upon young people without their agreement. To be successful in our work with young people, we must understand a particular condition of youth, the concept of adultism. The systematic mistreatment of young people is relatively new and has not been widely accepted as a reality.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to recognize how adultism (usually unintended and unconscious) limits effectiveness, understand ways to overcome the “one speaks for all” dynamic in youth involvement and have an understanding of an “adultism” and how it that can limit our work with young people in the homeless community.

Fee: This training is free, and CEU’s are not available