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August 20, 2019

APOST Program Finder: Helping Families Find Programs

Are you a caregiver seeking local care and education programming for your child(ren)? Use APOST’s Program Finder to identify programs near you!

About

The APOST Program Finder is an online tool that enables families and caregivers to search for care and education programming in their area. The tool includes many functions, including the ability to search by location, program name, and program focus area or type (summer, school-year, etc.).

What’s Included?

By using the APOST Program Finder, caregivers gain access to program:

    • descriptions,
    • age ranges,
    • addresses,
    • child care STAR ratings,
    • contact information,
    • hours of operation,
    • and more.

Learn More

To learn more and find programs near you, visit the APOST website!

For questions, contact Meredith Hoppe at Meredith.Hoppe@unitedwayswpa.org.

Submit Your Program

Interested in submitting your program? Visit the Program Submission webpage.

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July 12, 2019

Don’t Be A Trigger: Trauma-Informed Care Approach

Looking for a more in-depth dive into Trauma-Informed Care? Join Debralyn Woodberry Shaw of ELIE Circle, LLC to explore trauma might manifest in your early childhood or youth program.

About

Our past experiences – personal, familial, societal – influence our brain development and shape how we interpret and respond to the world. In this session, youth workers will explore how trauma might manifest in their program. Participants will also learn how self-awareness and a growth mindset aid in creating a Trauma-Informed Community and protect youth workers from the effects of vicarious trauma. Lunch will be provided.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

    • be introduced to the Trauma-Informed Care framework,
    • become familiar with the foundations of Trauma-Informed Care,
    • understand complex trauma and the parts of the brain related to trauma,
    • be introduced to vicarious trauma,
    • identify self-care and building resilience techniques,
    • reflect on their past experiences and how they influence their interactions with young people, and
    • explore the concept of a growth mindset.

Registration and Questions

To register for this workshop, visit APOST’s event page.

For questions, contact APOST at 412.456.6876.

*Information provided by APOST

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June 14, 2019

APOST Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Join Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School-Time (APOST) on June 14 for their Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time. PQAS/Act 48 credit available upon request.

About

The APOST Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time is a professional development conference that shares best practices in youth development. This conference is open to youth practitioners who desire to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or in mentoring relationships. This year’s event will feature Keynote Speaker Timothy Jones, an expert in youth development and hip-hop culture/pedagogy who has developed, implemented, and evaluated out-of-school time programs inside and outside of schools for over 20 years.

Limited free parking is available, but carpooling is recommended.

More Information

To learn more and register, visit APOST’s Eventbrite page.

For questions, contact APOST via phone at 412.456.6876.

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May 6, 2019

Vote School Board First! Fundraiser

Mingle with members of Vote School Board First! coalition organizations to learn more about why they are involved, what issues they care about most, and why you should care too!

Light appetizers will be provided. Cocktails will be available for purchase.

About the Fundraiser

Happening at Wigle Whiskey Distillery on Monday, May 6 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., this event is an opportunity to learn more about and donate to the Vote School Board First! 2019 campaign. A portion of all drinks and bottle sales will be donated.

Don’t like whiskey? Don’t worry. Visit their website to learn about their full spirits collection.

RSVP and More Information

To RSVP for free, visit the event page.

For more information, contact Graham at 412.697.1298, ext. 115 or gmulqueen@aplusschools.org.

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April 26, 2019

Animal Architects: Using Nature’s Builders to Teach STEAM

About

What is an architect and how can animals be architects without using pencils, computers, and blueprints? This hands-on workshop will explore how cross-curricular topics such as ecology and environmental science can be used to teach math and engineering. Participants will discover how the expertise of animal architects such as spiders, beavers and birds can be utilized in an early childhood classroom to teach STEAM concepts. 

This workshop will be presented by Julie Travaglini from Allegheny Land Trust

Registration

To learn more and register, visit their event page.

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October 26, 2018

Stages of Youth Development Training

Join APOST at United Way of Southwestern PA for one of three sequential trainings, Stages of Youth Development. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the various stages of youth development from childhood to adolescence, with a focus on the five domains – cognitive, social, emotional, physical, spiritual/connection to community. Develop an informed approach to working with children at various stages of development and practice positive interactions to build awareness at your own programs.

Register here.