Target Audience: Anyone working with or for young people ages 9–25, influencing programs, practices, and policies

Adolescence is a time of great change and opportunity. The physical, social, and psychological changes young people undergo during the ages of 9 to 25 can not only impact their behavior and how they interact with the world but also how the adults around them respond to this transformation. Understanding adolescence through a developmental lens guides adults toward supporting adolescents in ways that are developmentally appropriate, with an end goal of helping youth transition into adulthood successfully, and gives cause for operationalizing a positive youth development approach into the work we do with and on behalf of young people.

An evidence-based public health strategy, positive youth development is an approach that guides communities and organizations in the way that they organize services, opportunities, and supports. In practice, this approach incorporates the development of skills, opportunities, and authentic relationships into programs, practices, and policies so that young people reach their full potential.  



This is the place to enter all of your non-CWTS training hours that you would like reviewed for progress toward earning your recertification. 

**ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ENTERED BY JUNE 22, 2020, TO ALLOW TIME FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL BEFORE THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR**