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Crisis Readiness for Youth Work Professionals

  • On-Demand Interview-Style
  • Recorded in April 2024
  • 1 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Your Training Description

While most youth workers receive specific dos and don’ts crisis intervention training, few training courses delve into the critical role a youth worker plays in young people's toughest moments. Mastering a youth-centric mental framework is vital for dynamically empowering them with effective support during times of crisis. This is not your typical crisis intervention training. Join in on our enlightening interview with a pioneering expert who delves into the pivotal role of youth work and the lives of our young people.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the important role you play in supporting young people in crisis
  • Explain how your relationship with young people determines your success in supporting them through crises
  • Apply the techniques that prepare you and your program for the moment of crisis

Your Trainer


Michael Dawson (he/him) is trained in Neurolinguistic Programming, Clinical Hypnosis, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, among many other disciplines where he’s immersed himself into various types of youth worker roles in Normandy, France. He established 'The Action Factory' consultancy, that offers training courses for all kinds of youth workers including social workers, health professionals, police officers, and educators. His extensive experience and qualifications were instrumental in creating 'The Solutions Toolkit', which is a comprehensive online framework for residential youth work teams. Michael is a prolific fiction author, with his work spanning various mediums, including stage, page, film, and radio plays.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: ETHICS.

Reinforce your responsibility to adhere to guidelines for professional behavior, role model self-management, and set and maintain healthy boundaries.

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This training will count as 1 CE hour for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.