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Professional Development

Our Anchorage Youth Development Coalition program is committed to building a stronger and more resilient youth community in Anchorage. AYDC’s expert instructors provide research-based, relevant learning opportunities, including professional development for staff at all levels of organizations. We empower our partners to apply best practices in the youth development field, leading to better outcomes for youth.

Second Order Change

AYDC Second Order Change offers a unique leadership development and reflective practice setting. Small teams of staff from diverse organizations, including senior leadership staff from each, engage in this opportunity to strengthen the way they apply emotional intelligence in their work.

Youth Program Quality

The AYDC Youth Program Quality initiative engages Anchorage teams of staff in meaningful exploration and continuous quality improvement—building the environments, relationships, and experiences youth need most.

Training at Your Site

As a contributing AYDC member you can receive 2 hour on-site training on positive youth development strategies and skills. Contributing members should contact Ciara to schedule the onsite training, at

SEL Reflection Decks

Social and Emotional Learning Reflection Decks are an effective, interactive resource developed to support staff and leaders in exploring and strengthening their emotional intelligence. They will be available for purchase on our webpage for a limited time.

Youth Work Methods Workshops

AYDC is pleased to offer the research-based Youth Works Methods workshops to youth-serving organizations, both those currently enrolled in our Youth Program Quality initiative, and other youth programs interested in gaining the skills to improve their program.

Car Seats

Need help installing your car seat? 

Our certified technicians are here to help keep you and your loved ones safe. Contact us today to schedule a personal car seat check.


Center for Safe Alaskans and the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition depend on the generosity of donors like you. 

Clicking the donate button will take you to the Alaska Injury Prevention Center and Anchorage Youth Development Coalition’s PayPal account page.

Join Us

Center for Safe Alaskans supports  organizations through advocacy, resources, networking, and training to help prevent injuries, improve safety and promote well-being. Together, we are creating a community around professional youth work, injury prevention and safety in our broad and inclusive coalition. We’re able to do this because of organizations and individuals like you. 

Contact Us

Center for Safe Alaskans

4241 B Street, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 929-3939

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  1. October AYDC Leadership Team Meeting

    October 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  2. November AYDC Full Coalition Gathering

    November 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  3. November AYDC Leadership Team meeting

    November 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  4. December AYDC Annual Meeting

    December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  5. Empathy and Emotion Management workshop

    January 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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