Keep Connected Institute

for Strengthening Family Relationships

November 11-12, 2019

Minneapolis, MN

This two-day workshop, designed for teams of two or more, will teach you how to bring the Keep Connected Family Program to your community, school or program - and give you the tools for success!

You’ll receive:

  • The research-based framework for strengthening relationships that young people need to learn, grow, and thrive
  • The Keep Connected Planning Guide with curriculum, containing handouts available in English and Spanish
  • Program and family facilitation training for leaders
  • Resources and guides to help promote the program in your community
  • Two-year access to online tools and resources, including facilitator materials, strategies for recruitment and retention, effective facilitation guides, promotion tools and resources (press releases, email template, social media templates, videos, etc.)


The workshop is designed for teams of two or more from an organization who will work together to coordinate the program and facilitate parent, youth, and family sessions.


You'll learn:

  • The research-based framework for strengthening relationships that young people need to learn, grow, and thrive.
  • Professional development for program leaders and facilitators
  • An introduction to the six-session, interactive workshop series that strengthens parent-youth relationships.
  • A curriculum and guidebook that gives you tools to lead the sessions and recruit families, with handouts available in English and Spanish.
  • Resources and guides to help promote the program in your community.

Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being. These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives.


But great family relationships don’t just happen.


Keep Connected offers all kinds of families - and organizations that support them  ideas, activities, and experiences to help build strong family relationships. Our goal is to strengthen family relationships to help kids be and become their best selves.

The workshop is designed for teams of two or more who work with youth and parents, especially: 

  • School leaders, especially middle school
  • Parent-teacher coordinators
  • Family engagement program leaders
  • Juvenile justice programs
  • Child and family services programs
  • Family engagement programs
  • Faith-based programs
  • Community education programs
  • PTA/ PTO leaders

Who should attend?

Registration

Early bird registration: $745 - Through October 12

Registration through: $795 - October 13-November 7

Registration for 3 or more: Group discounts are available. 
Contact us
 at 800-888-7828 for group discount information.


Workshop fee includes:

  • All print and online training materials 
  • Keep Connected Guidebook and Curriculum
  • Workshop materials
  • Continental breakfast and lunch on each day
  • Refreshments & Snacks
  • CEU’s Provided
  • 2-year access to online tools and resources, including facilitator materials and strategies for recruitment and retention, effective facilitation, and other implementation issues. 

 Questions? Contact us for more information.


The Keep Connected Institute includes 2-year access to our online curriculum and online tools and resources, including facilitator materials and strategies for recruitment and retention and effective facilitation.

Dates: November 11-12, 2019

Time: 9am-4pm

Location: Search Institute Headquarters 3001 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 Lower Level

Presenters: Dr. Gene Roehlkepartain and Jazmin Danielson

Hotel: Radisson Red, Minneapolis, MN

Airport: Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Recommended Hotel

Radisson Red Hotel Minneapolis

609 S 3rd Street

Minneapolis, MN, 55415

(612) 252-5400

Special rate: $119/night (through 10/25/19)

Airport & Transportation

The closest airport is Minneapolis- St. Paul International airport (MSP), approximately a 20- to 30-minute drive from downtown, where the workshop will be held. 


Airport Transportation

Rental Car: All major car rental companies are available at the airport. 


Light Rail: Minneapolis' light rail's Hiawatha Line runs every 7-15 minutes and will take you to the US Bank Stadium Station, just blocks from the hotels, in less than 30 minutes. Cost is $2.25 (at rush hour) or $1.75 (off-peak times). Once you arrive, contact your hotel for complimentary shuttles to pick you up and take you to the hotel.


Taxi: Available 24 hours a day, taxi service will cost from $30-$45. Lyft and Uber are also available.


Super Shuttle: SuperShuttle offers shared van service for $16 per person. Call 800-258-3826 to schedule or for more information.


Once you are downtown, bus and lightrail trains are readily available.

Please use this link to book your hotel or call (612- 252-7739) with code SINOV. After October 25 contact hotel directly  to see best available rate.

The Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships is a research-based program for strengthening parent and child relationships during the critical middle school years. It prepares program leaders and facilitators to utilize the Keep Connected curriculum through a series of seven relationship strengthening workshops and associated activities.


The Strengthening Family Relationships resources consist of two primary components – the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships, a two-day training institute for parent and youth facilitators, and online access for two years following training to the most current Keep Connected curriculum and support information.


Individuals trained at the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships may deliver the curriculum to parents and youth for the sponsoring organization as part of their regular professional work. However, trained individuals are not authorized to market the Keep Connected curriculum or content in an entrepreneurial fashion. Trained individuals are not authorized to train others to deliver the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships or Keep Connected.


Online access to the Keep Connected resources will belong to the sponsoring organization which sends individuals to the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships (e.g. school or community based organization). Your purchase of this program is a license to use the curriculum, as described here, for a period of two years.


Keep Connected is the copyrighted property of Search Institute. All rights reserved.

Keep Connected Training Policy

Keep Connected in Action

Youth gather together for a Keep Connected session in IJ Holton Intermediate School in Austin, MN.

Keep Connected sessions at Jubilee Housing, Inc. in Washington, DC. began with a shared meal.

"I find it to be a holistic approach. I think you need to deal with everyone in the home; kids are often left out of family conversations..."

                              

- Marcus Clark, Jubilee Housing, Inc., 

Washington, DC

What Others have Said About the Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships

What participants have said about the
Keep Connected Institute for Strengthening Family Relationships:

"This is really empowering for professionals in our field. It’s always valuable learning from people who are in the same boat as you. I feel like we need to find new ways to support families.”

                              

- Michelle Morehouse, 

IJ Holton Intermediate School, Austin, MN


“There were really well-defined steps within the actual workshop itself, and for us to be able to take the material and give it back to our people, I feel a lot more comfortable now after these three days of training.”

                              

- Marcus Clark, Jubilee Housing, Inc.,

Washington, DC


“It’s one thing to hear about a program from the top down. But it’s very different to sit with peers who have gone through it, and share those experiences. I feel like I can really go back and sell the program.”

                              

- Kelly Skokowski,  

YWCA Tri-County Area, Pottstown, PA

About Search Institute

For more than 60 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Our 40 Developmental Assets are use worldwide, and now we have begun a new chapter studying the power of developmental relationships. Our research, resources, and expertise help our partners in organizations, schools, and community coalitions solve critical challenges in the lives of young people.



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