Posted by on October 28, 2019

Michigan AfterSchool Association in Collaboration with First Ward Community Center Presents:

The Fall Regional Workshop Series on Friday, November 22, 2019


First Ward Community Center 

1410 N. 12th Street

Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Time: 9:00-3:00 PM (4.25 CEU ‘s will be provided)


Michigan AfterSchool Association is proud to be hosting a workshop with First Ward Community Center. It will be an all-day event that will provide workshops for people who work with youth in school and out-of-school time settings.

Day in a Glance:

8:30-8:55 Registration

9:00-9:15 Michelle McGregor Executive Director First Ward

9:15-9:30 Jennifer Bonner President Michigan AfterSchool Association

9:30-9:45 Kirk Lowis, Director of Youth Programs, Portage, MI

                 (Mapping Resilience: Inspiration from the Frontlines)

9:45-9:50 Michelle McGregor 

9:45-9:55 (Break)

10:00-3:00- Workshops


Workshop Offerings

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Brain: 10:00-12:00

(The Impoverished Brain: Understanding the Importance of Relationships to Healthy Brain Development)

We live in a country that experiences relational poverty.  Loneliness is the number one issue across all ages.  While we can connect electronically anywhere in the world, we experience difficulties in face to face interactions.  Learn tools to set up healthy rules around the use of technology in our lives. Too much technology in our lives create barriers to healthy brain development.  Understand the recommendations about technology use at all ages – even our own.

“Bad” Behavior: Trauma Informed Intervention 10:00-12:00

What are our expectations and assumptions when working with challenging youth behaviors? What do healthy trauma-informed and culturally sensitive guidelines look like in practice. This interactive workshop will explore the context behind “bad” behavior so that we can better help the youth and ourselves. Learn about more effective strategies which consider the roles that chronic stress and trauma play in challenging behaviors. Gain a better understanding of how to distinguish between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so that we can build resiliency in youth and in ourselves.

Lunch: 12:00-12:30 

Social-Emotional Learning: a hands -on-overview 12:45-3:00

What does SEL look like at the program level when interacting with youth? This interactive workshop gives participants a look at the basics of social-emotional learning concepts and practices while modeling SEL integration into successful youth programming.

 Finding JOY: Turning Stress in to your new SuperPOWER! -12:45-3:00

Staff are expected to have working knowledge of curriculum expectations, social-emotional and mental health needs of their students.  Staff need to juggle all the demands of their jobs while controlling with own emotions and maintaining a safe calming atmosphere.  Learn a variety of coping tools to help mitigate the impact of stress and use the remaining positive stress to empower your GREATNESS.

3:00 Checkout for CEU’S



MAA Members 50.00

Non MAA Members  (will include a one year Membership 75.00)  Contact our office at 269-337-0707 to invoice or apply on line at


“Building a field of Professionals that develops, supports, and promotes quality out-of -school time (OST) for children and youth.”

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  • Fall Regional Workshop - First Ward Community Center
    November 22, 2019
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm