We believe healthy relationships build the foundation for a student to achieve in school.
We’ll be updating this page soon with more resources and information on how teens can build healthy relationships, and repair broken ones.
YCD Workshops on Healthy Relationships
Below is a sampling of workshops YCD has offered at prior conferences and events on building healthy relationships. Click on any workshop title to read more about the session, the presenter, and reviews from our participants.
The relationships we have with others impact how we feel about ourselves. In this workshop, we will discuss the dynamics that create healthy and secure relationships with family, friends and intimate partners. Through this workshop, you will learn strategies to recognize patterns that are unhealthy and even toxic, and what to do when this happens.
We rely on our dynamic personal history to inform our perception of the world, others, and ourselves. Experiences such as suffering, joy, gender, culture, religion, and so much more distinguish how we learned to be versus how we would rather be in our day-to-day lives and through our interactions with others. This workshop will provide strategies to help you become a more informed reader of physical signs in others and to become more aware of your own physical and psychological tendencies in order to interact authentically with others.
Together, we will explore the ways that Instagram affects high school aged girls (14-19 years old) and their developing body image. During this workshop, two current students will provide insight on the effect Instagram has on them. Additionally, The Instagram Effect will provide tools and techniques to utilize social media in positive ways to resist harmful messages, foster healthy self-esteem, and encourage body positivity in young girls.
YCD and the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado presented a workshop exploring the intersection of religion, family and sexuality. We heard from author Amber Cantorna, the daughter of an executive at Focus on the Family and who came out as a lesbian at age 27, about her experience reconciling her sexuality and spirituality, and then had a dynamic group discussion through Q&A.
How have the lessons from home, spoken or unspoken, shaped who you are? How has your family affected how you interact with people who are similar and different from you?
This interactive workshop will feature activities, panel discussions, and audience participation. Panelists/audience will share how lessons learned from home affect their everyday life choices and experiences. Basic tools required to become accepting of yourself and others will be provided.
Rushing to adulthood is something all teens want to do, it means freedom! It also means bills, insurance, career, relationships and all kinds of other stuff that no one tells you about.
Come find out about the basics of adulting. This interactive and crazy look at bills, insurance, housing, cars, jobs, promotions, money will have you laughing and crying, (and maybe wanting to live with mom and dad forever) but you will walk away armed with knowledge and hopefully a sense of humor about the stuff no one ever told you about being an adult.
Diversity is more complicated than it seems. In this workshop we will explore internal diversity (those things we can’t change, such as age, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation), external diversity (those things that may change over time such as income, spiritual beliefs and education) and social diversity (those things that may change due to the social groups we associate with at various times in our lives.) After participating in activities to recognize these various aspects of diversity, we will examine the impact they may have on our diversity of thought and how we can use this knowledge to solve problems.