Welcome to NCFY's Online Training Site

This is a place for people who work with youth and families. Here, you can get self-guided, free professional development courses. The courses were developed for the Family and Youth Services Bureau by the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth and other members of FYSB’s network of training and technical assistance organizations.

If this is your first time on the site, please create a new account. Then choose a course from the list below.

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    This course is designed to introduce you to Logic Model and Theory of Change processes. It is intended for those who are planning to start a youth and family program, or for those who have an existing program that needs some additional strategic planning.

    By the end of the course, you will be able to:

    ·Describe a logic model and its benefits

    ·Identify steps you can take to develop a logic model

    ·Describe a Theory of Change and its benefits

    ·Identify steps you can take to develop a Theory of Change

    ·Explain key differences between a logic model and Theory of Change

    This course is intended for people who are working with youth of all ages.

    At the end of this e-learning module, participants will be able to:

    • Describe 3 characteristics of early, middle and late adolescence;
    • Explain how brain development affects how adolescents process information and how this might influence facilitation skills;
    • Articulate how adolescent developmental stages should influence decisions about programming for youth at different stages of development;
    • Apply the understanding of adolescent developmental stages to make decisions about programming for youth; and
    • Describe 5 characteristics that are associated with healthy adolescent development.