Self-Awareness for Youth Workers

  • On-Demand Interview-Style
  • Recorded on Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • 1 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"This was very helpful and made me mindful to more things that will help me with my work in the future."

"Loved all the points from both sides."

"Would love to hear him talk again on other topics! Good information and delivery!"

Your Training Description

Your personal experiences influence your ability to be an effective youth worker. You are always evolving and growing so self-awareness needs to be a top priority. Listen in on this thought-provoking conversation about how self-reflection and self-awareness can be the greatest asset you have in your work with youth. By taking this training you’ll understand your ethical responsibility for personal growth and its importance to the well-being of the young people you support.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Consider the value of professionalizing the field of youth work
  • Know how your life experiences influence your ability to support young people
  • Recognize the ethical responsibility of personal growth
  • Gain an understanding about the benefits of cross-training for youth workers

Your Trainer


A.J. Rinaldi is a residential Administrator at the Milton Hershey School and the Tier one Coach of their multi-tiered systems of support. He is an Independent Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with the John Maxwell Leadership Team. He’s the founder of Pit 2 Purpose, a motivational speaking company where he has spearheaded the Fight for Fatherhood initiative in his native South Florida, a campaign that encourages positive male role models and parenting while educating on the numerous societal effects of absent fathers.

Mr. Rinaldi boasts over 18 years of exceptional devotion in youth care and family services from group homes to street gangs. As a facilitator, A.J. has an inspirational and unique style of delivering experience-infused techniques with practical strategies rooted in human behavioral science. However, A.J.’s greatest accomplishment, is being a devoted husband and father to his wife and their 3 young children.

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.