• Centerstone to Host Developmental Relationships & Igniting Sparks Workshop

    October 07, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will host the Developmental Relationships & Igniting Sparks Workshop on Wednesday, October 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College Conference Center, Room F103, Carterville.
    Relationships are developmental when they help young people discover who they are, develop abilities to shape their own lives, and learn how to engage with and contribute to the world around them. A Spark is the hidden flame inside every young person that taps into their true passions, talents, skills, and dreams.
    This workshop helps you be intentional and strategic in strengthening relationships in schools, youth-serving programs, and agencies while tapping into Search Institute’s research on Sparks as a gateway to relationship-building with young people.
    Participants will:
    • Become familiar with Search Institute’s research on Developmental Relationships and Sparks within the context of thriving
    • Examine the place of relationships in the lives of youth and the power of both approaches for deepening relationships between youth and adults
    • Explore Sparks as a tool for building developmental relationships
    • Consider practical applications of both approaches and identify one simple action idea for applying the research in your work with youth
    • Explore the five essential actions that contribute to making a relationship transformative for youth
    The workshop is designed for staff and leadership from youth-serving programs, school educators and administrators, social workers, mentoring program staff and leadership, and volunteers.
    The presenter will be James J. Conway, a veteran trainer and speaker with more than 25 years’ experience in providing training and consultation to youth-serving professionals and volunteers in educational and community-based organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
    Registration is required. Please register online at https://103019.eventbrite.com or email Karen Damien at Karen.Damian@centerstone.org. The event is free for everyone.
    WHAT:            Developmental Relationships & Igniting Sparks Workshop
    WHEN:            Wednesday, October 30
                            8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    WHERE:           John A. Logan College Conference Center, Room F103, Carterville
    About Centerstone
    Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.
    Dalus Ben Avi, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement