Virtual Event: UpStart’s Field Lab for Teen Program Providers


Posted 12/16/20


We know this time can feel as uncertain for you as it is for the teens you work with. At UpStart, we want to provide the opportunity for professionals like you to seed new collaborations, cross-pollinate ideas, and create win-win partnerships that enable you to weather the current moment and thrive on the other side.

That’s why we’re bringing you a new virtual series on supporting teen mental health to give you tools to help your teens thrive while learning impactful strategies for yourself and your work.

Together with the experts from UpStart network member BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, we have crafted a four-part arc of learning on building rapport with our teens, empowering them to be resilient, and equipping them with the essential skills of self-care. We will do this as we support you in integrating this information and creating a space among peers to share ideas and reflect on new ways to move forward.

Each session can be attended on its own, however, the four sessions are designed to be a full arc of learning. Please attend all four!

Session 1: Understanding Stress, Anxiety, and the Current Moment
January 21, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 PM Mountain Time

Session 2: Facilitating for Resilience
February 22, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 PM Mountain Time

Session 3: Communication Tools for Empathy and Rapport
April 8, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 PM Mountain Time

Session 4: Self-Care and Whole Health Wellness
May 13, 2021
1:00 – 2:30 PM Mountain Time

Details and links will be provided upon RSVP
RSVP Required

Participants will:

  • Learn why self-care, particularly now, is vital to maintaining health and preventing burnout
  • Analyze their own approach to self-care and implement strategic steps to caring for themselves
  • Forge new connections to other community professionals and volunteers