Step
1

As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

What is the staff member doing? Why would that be important in creating a safe space? (Pause at 0:40)

What do the youth say here? How does the facilitator respond? In what way does that promote a positive climate? (Listen at 1:03)

What happens here that creates a warm, comfortable, safe atmosphere for the youth? (Watch at 1:35)

What does the facilitator do here that encourages students individuality and supports different perspectives? (Listen at 1:52)

What are other strategies you could use in your program to create a safe, positive climate? Which of the strategies shown in the video could you use?

Step
2

Watch the skill video

Step
3

Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

What is the role of youth in this video?  What is the role of the facilitator?  
lupita venegas's picture
Students should be respectful, safe, responsible and having fun with the activities. Students need to use materiual appropriately and listen to directions. As far as the facilitator they are asking students what the agreements before starting an activity. Facilitators create a CHAMPS poster to go over. They also make sure that the area in which the students are in are safe.
Francisco Becerra's picture
The role of the youth in the video is to follow the agreement policy present during the activity. The role of the facilitator is to help create a safe place before the activity. By setting up and going over an agreement. Also, depending on which environment the activity is in going over how the youth can be safe in that area. All in all, making sure their is a safe fun and caring environment for the youth. 
What role does the space and materials they are using play?


How did the facilitator create a safe space in this video?
lupita venegas's picture
They made sure students were aware of the agreements before starting any activity. The facilitator also reflected it back on the students and made them aware of what materials they can use and how to use them. Useing an appropriate space area either inside a classroom or outside we need to make sure students are safe. 
What would you do differently?
lupita venegas's picture
I would probable be conscious of my surroundings and making sure that the activity matches the space in which the students are to be in. I will make a poster using : Be respectful, be safe , be responsible and have fun chart!  Within each rule i will be doing bullet point and asking students what do they beleive goes in each catergory. Its a good way to reflect that on them.

Professional Development Resources

What We Do and Say Matters

Use this Training resource to work with staff to create a mutually respectful, relaxed, supportive STEM learning environment for youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Identifying the Needed Skills

Identify characteristics of a safe environment and understand the importance and benefits of creating a safe space for youth.

1 hour, 30 minutes
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Utilizing Action Plans through Coaching

This one-on-one Coaching guide will help staff focus on one goal to implement in developing a safe environment.

15 minutes
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Utilizing Action Plans through Virtual Coaching

Even if you can't be there in person, you can offer staff the opportunity to receive effective coaching in creating a safe, welcoming environment...

15 minutes
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Creating Action Plans through Coaching

Use this coaching guide to develop an action plan with staff.  

30 minutes
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Creating Program Agreements

Use this Virtual Meeting Resource to work with staff to develop program agreements.

30 minutes
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Creating Core Agreements for a Safe Space

Develop a list of core agreements with staff.

30 minutes
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Coaching with Program Considerations

Guide staff as they focus on their settings to create a space that is safe and engaging and welcomes students’ individuality.
30 minutes
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Communication for a Safe Space

Staff have the opportunity to focus on their settings to create a space that is safe and engaging and welcomes individuality
15 minutes
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