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Inclusive Relationships

Building developmental relationships doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

The diversity of young people offers adults new opportunities to reflect on their own relationship-building and expand their efforts toward the unique needs and passions of young people from different backgrounds.

The Inclusive Relationships workshop is designed for staff from youth programs and educators to learn a research-based approach to understanding how their and their young people’s social and cultural backgrounds shape relationship-building efforts. All young people have developmental needs for identity, agency, and purpose—cultivating an inclusive approach to relationships can help caring adults build stronger relationships across social and cultural differences.


At Search Institute we help you apply research to relationships in practical and impactful ways. Whether you need workshops, surveys, continuous improvement, or more—reach out to discover solutions that are right for you.

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Course Participant Inclusive Relationships

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the key developmental needs of young people

  • See the need for an inclusive approach to developmental relationships

  • Empowered to do self-reflection on your own cultural formation and how to approach inclusive relationships in a healthy way.

  • Have activities and approaches for how you’ll help all young people in your context fulfill their needs for identity, agency, and purpose.

Workshop Structure

  • In-Person: Full-day or half-day session (up to six hours) at your location

  • Virtual: Two sessions (~2 hour each) through SI-hosted videoconferencing

Who Should Attend

Staff and leaders from: 

  • Schools
  • After-school and out-of-school-time programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • Juvenile justice organizations
  • Libraries
  • Coalitions
  • Parents

Get Started

Learn how you can bring this professional learning opportunity to your organization by filling out this form.