Training Opportunities

RHYTTAC is committed to providing training for RHY grantees that is grantee driven, relevant, and based on best practice. Training is provided by NSPN staff as well as SMEs from the field and is delivered in a number of ways to ensure maximum access. The RHYTTAC team is here to serve you, the grantees, and you are encouraged to make full use of the training opportunities and to communicate your particular training needs to RHYTTAC.

RHYTTAC provides the following training opportunities:

Recorded Webinars – Webinars are recorded and posted monthly to the eLearning site for RHY grantees to review when convenient.

Facilitated Webinars – Facilitated webinars are hosted monthly for RHY grantees. Upcoming topics are listed on the training calendar and preregistration is required. These sessions provide an opportunity for grantees to engage the presenter and to have questions answered by posting them during the session. The webinars are recorded for future viewing by grantees who cannot attend the facilitated session when scheduled.

Onsite Training/Regional “Pick Ups” – RHYTTAC provides regionally based training that is tailored to meet the needs of grantees in that region. Regional training options include workshop content provided as part of a regional event, topic-specific half-day up to two-day workshops, Ignite Clinics, and select training of trainers. Clusters of grantees can request specific training in their geographic area and partner with RHYTTAC to plan local training.

Topic Specific Training – These training sessions may be 90 minutes to two days of content tailored to specific grantee requests and needs. Training is provided by NSPN staff as well as SMEs from the field. Some of the workshops previously provided by RHYTTAC and RHYTTAC SMEs include harm reduction topics, motivational interviewing, positive youth development, community collaboration strategies, trauma-informed care topics, ethical issues of confidentiality and boundaries, effective supervisory practice, street outreach safety and youth engagement, orientation/basic overview of federal standards and expectations for RHY programs, human trafficking issues and intervention strategies, substance abuse topics, Child and Youth Care (CYC): Foundations course and certification, sustainability, and youth support systems development. A menu of training options is available upon request.

Training of Trainers/Demonstrating Effectiveness – This three-day intensive training of trainers focuses on development and utilization of effective logic models, with an emphasis on identifying measureable outcomes, evaluation, public relations and fundraising. The training will give participants the skills and confidence needed to provide training and consultation for staff in their organizations and to share their expertise in their community of collaboration and with other grantees. As an alternative, this training may be presented and utilized as a one-and-a-half-day topic-specific training for all staff.

Training of Trainers/Understanding Evidence-Based Practice – This three-day intensive training of trainers focuses on making the most of evidence-based practices and models. Participants will learn to assess individual organizational and program needs, appropriately match evidence-based practices to needs, develop strategies for funding new practices, effectively implement practices, including staff preparation and training, and evaluate resultant outcomes. The training will give participants the skills and confidence needed to provide training and consultation for staff in their organizations and to share their expertise in their community of collaboration and with other grantees. As an alternative, this training may also be presented and utilized as a one-and-a-half-day topic-specific training for all staff.

Training of Trainers/Trauma-Informed Care – This three-day training session prepares participants to return to their agencies to train staff and volunteers on the basic elements of trauma-informed care (TIC) and the positive impact TIC can have on the program and its participants. Topics covered include (a) definitions of trauma and key behavioral symptoms; (b) the impact of trauma on physical, psychological, and neurological domains; (c) the impact of trauma on the brain; (d) techniques to adapt agency practices to feature more trauma-informed elements; and (e) interventions with youth. The training will give participants the skills and confidence needed to provide training and consultation for staff in their organizations and to share their expertise in their community of collaboration and with other grantees. As an alternative, this training may also be presented and utilized as a day-and-a-half topic-specific training for all staff.

Don’t See What You Need?
RHYTTAC wants to hear from you. If there is a training topic you would like to see added to the calendar for upcoming webinars or on-site events, please let us know by contacting us at [email protected]. If you are interested in hosting a RHYTTAC training session and are in close proximity to other RHY grantees, please let us know so a training or collaboration/connection session can be planned around a topic that is most important to you.