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Askable Adult Campaign

Think of a time when you felt listened to. When someone allowed you space to wonder and figure things out and offered support when you needed it. Think of a person who accepts you for who you are without judgment. For children and youth, when these core elements are embedded in consistent connections with caring adults, it really makes a difference.

Who this program is for

Adults who want to build the skills necessary to be an informed, approachable adult for young people.


Interactive group presentation

2-3 hours



Course Description

The single most common factor for children who develop resilience to stress and adversity is having at least one stable relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or another adult (Harvard Center for the Developing Child). This is especially critical for young people working to develop a positive sense of self in a culture that often devalues them based on their identity, ability, background, or status.

Participants will build the skills necessary to be an informed, approachable adult to whom young people can turn for help in navigating stress and challenges on a day-to-day basis. 


This program was developed by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence 

Upcoming Sessions

No upcoming events at the moment

What participants are saying about Askable Adult Campaign Trainings

I have learned the importance and value of silence in a conversation. I want to have more meaningful conversations with the youth in my life, and that begins with giving them the space to respond, not answering questions for them, and not rushing them to reply if they are quiet...
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