How to Have Hard Conversations with Youth
Below is a compiled list of articles, TedTalks, documentary suggestions, podcast suggestions, and more resources on race, self-care, and how to ask open-ended questions. These lists are here for you to feel empowered to engage in these meaningful conversations. We do not expect our Bigs or Parents to have all the answers. We love working with you, as a team, to provide the best support system possible for our Youth.
The pages that go with each of these topics are designed for adults and are meant for you to digest prior to leading conversations with the youth in your life. Please reach out to your Match Support Specialist if you would like additional material.
SPACING SPACING The Learning Exchange
The Learning Exchange is a free service to our Bigs and Parents who are looking for webinars and training opportunities. Every active Big in our program is encouraged to complete a new training every six months. These trainings are here to help increase your knowledge about youth to help ignite their potential.
We also recommend Parents/Guardians to view "Your Child's Personal Safety" training. Reach out to your Enrollment or Match Support Specialist for details or access to The Learning Exchange.
How Do Volunteers & Parents/Guardians Access The Learning Exchange
To log in to The Learning Exchange for the first time, volunteers and parents/guardians:
- Visit https://bbbs.csod.com
- Enter their Username (which is the email address you entered for the volunteer in Matchforce)
- Enter the temporary password: Bbbs123
- They will be asked to create a new password
- Once they have created the new password, click “Submit”
Having trouble? The Learning Exchange FAQs
Director of Belonging & Inclusion