Webinars for Youth Advisors
Below is a listing of upcoming and archived webinars of interest to youth advisors wanting training, refreshers, and ways to expand their knowledge base and skill set. Webinars are great ways to learn from home or with other advisors in your congregation. This listing will be updated as new webinars are announced and old webinars are archived. Please note that not all live webinars are archived, so don’t miss your opportunity to attend.
Upcoming webinars will be listed here. They are also announced on our blog, Blue Boat. Follow Blue Boat for notice on webinars as they are scheduled. You may also want to check to website of your district or region for webinars they may offer.
Webinars hosted by the Pacific Western Region: Look for "Good News in Youth Ministry" for the PWR series on topics in youth ministry. For 2013-2014, these webinars address safety, relational youth ministry, small group ministry, suicide prevention and pastoral care and more.
These webinars have been recorded and are available to view at any time. They may contain slides, video and/or audio from presenters and participants.
- Youth Leadership 101 Webinar: This webinar (held October 2013) provides youth ministry professionals and leaders with an introduction about how we think about UU youth leadership, options for youth leadership in your congregation, as well as national opportunities coming up for youth.
- Pastoral Care for Youth and Young Adults Engaged in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Webinar: Non-suicidal self-injury may be more prevalent in your community than you know. If you are a religious professional working with youth or a parent looking to support a young person who may be "cutting," find answers to common questions and guidance for next steps in this webinar presented October 30 and November 4, 2013.
- Youth Ministry Updates Webinar for Religious Educators and Youth Advisors: This webinar (last held February 2013) presented by the UUA Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries covered new developments and resources in youth ministry. Email youth [at] uua [dot] org to be notified about future webinars of youth ministry updates.
- Sustainable Youth Ministry: Presented by the MidAmerica Region, this webinar is from October 2011.
- New Youth Advisor 101: Presented by the MidAmerica Region, this webinar is from September 2011.
- Ministry with Transracially Adopted Youth: Transracially adopted youth of color belong to many UU congregations that are mostly white. Download this free webinar, originally held December 2011, to better understand the needs of transracially adopted youth and explore how religious professionals can address those needs.