Training Description

The goal of the Utah Department of Health & Human Services Interagency Outreach Training Initiative (IOTI) project is to help parents and youth serving individuals to build social and emotional skills with young people who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Youth with disabilities are considered an at risk group that need a higher level of support to be able to succeed as healthy teens. To improve multiple risks that these young people face, training is needed to increase protective factors and improve health.

The Social & Emotional Learning training developed by the Adolescent Health Program at the Utah Department of Health & Human Services utilizes the University of Minnesota’s resource, “Social and Emotional Learning in Practice: A Toolkit of Practical Strategies and Resources”. While the activities in the toolkit are universally beneficial, the training will allow for group discussion to address the needs of diverse learners. The training is divided into four sessions:

University of Minnesota’s “Social and Emotional Learning in Practice: A Toolkit of Practical Strategies and Resources”
  • Session 1- Setting the Stage to Support SEL in Adolescents
  • Session 2- Equipping Adults
  • Session 3- Creating the Learning Environment & Using SEL Data for Improvement
  • Session 4- Designing Impactful Learning Experiences

Each of these sessions runs for 1 hour and 30 minutes, and are offered on a regular on-going basis. Participants who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate from the Adolescent Health Program.

Training will be offered in a live and virtual format. The training is hands-on and will require active participation and minimal pre-work for participants.

This training and the toolkit were designed for adolescents, but can be modified to support youth of all ages.

Who Should Take This Training?

This training is designed to support any adult in Utah who may interact with youth (10-19) with an IEP.

Upcoming Training Dates:

February 1st, 2023:

  • Session 1- Setting the Stage to Support SEL in Adolescents
  • 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
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February 8th, 2023:

  • Session 2- Equipping Adults
  • 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
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February 15th, 2023:

  • Session 3- Creating the Learning Environment
  • 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
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February 22nd, 2023:

  • Designing Impactful Learning Experiences
  • 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM
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February 23rd, 2023:

  • All Sessions Combined
  • 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM (includes lunch break)
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