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Youth Development [clear filter]
Saturday, February 29


Check Your Gut
A growing number of studies show a link between hidden biases and actual behavior. In other words, hidden biases can reveal themselves in action, especially when a person's efforts to control behavior consciously flags under stress, distraction, relaxation, or competition. If people are aware of their hidden biases, they can monitor and attempt to ameliorate hidden attitudes before they are expressed through behavior. Such efforts may, over time, reduce the strength of unconscious biases.


Megan Vlaming

Program Quality Specialist, Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care
Megan Vlaming is a Program Quality Specialist for afterschool programs through the Office of Child Care. She oversees State and Federal funding through grants provided to different youth development organizations. With 15 years of experience in the afterschool and child development... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1008


Making the Connection Between Art and Social-Emotional Learning
This session will begin to touch on the vast effects that arts programming can have on our youth's well-being, communication skills, and ability to self-regulate emotions. Front line staff will be encouraged to think outside the box when it comes to utilizing the arts as a valuable tool in planning, behavior management, and connecting with youth! We will also discuss how to utilize basic therapeutic art techniques to promote Social and Emotional learning, and how add these tips and tricks to your Afterschool tool box.

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Taylor Grzeskiewicz

Center Coordinator, Promise South Salt Lake
Taylor Grzeskiewicz is currently the Promise South Salt Lake Center Coordinator for the Historic Scott School Arts and Community Center and the Commonwealth Performing Arts and Youth Entrepreneurial Center. She has worked in the Afterschool field for seven years, combining her passion... Read More →
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Tori Smith

Center Coordinator, Promise South Salt Lake
Tori Smith is currently the Promise South Salt Lake Center Coordinator for Roosevelt Elementary and the Meadowbrooke STEM Center. She has worked with youth in various capacities for over four years, most recently focusing on cultivating collaborative high quality planning on a organization... Read More →

Saturday February 29, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 1022