Structure and Clear Limits

How do you prevent chaos in an afterschool environment without stifling the positive energy of youth? Youth need structure and clear limits in order to feel safe. This training will help you to analyze the level of structure in your program and practice identifying and maintaining clear limits.

Core Competencies Addressed
Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth:
5.A: Promote meaningful engagement, leadership and guidance of the children/youth – Entry Level, Level 1, and Partial Level 2.
5.B: Respect and honor cultural and human diversity – Entry Level, Level 1 and Partial Level 2.

Primary QIS Scales Addressed
Safe Environment:
I-A: Cultural competency.

Supportive Environment:
II-F: Staff provide a welcoming atmosphere.
II-H: Staff effectively maintain clear limits.

Training Objectives
Participants will:
a. Explain how Structure and Clear Limits meet the developmental needs of youth.
b. Explore ways to improve their programs’ structure.
c. Establish limits for their programs.