ClassRoom Training

Adolescent Services Training (AST) provides classroom training in the areas of adolescent self-sufficiency, in addition to topic specific training in developing adolescent services programs, including establishing "youth voice" programs, working with foster parents, and other special topics based on an assessment of need.


With online training, trainees receive instruction through their computer and participate in all classes and activities from their home or office at a time that is convenient for them. Trainees can now take advantage of online training offerings in which the advantages of interactive, real-time instruction are made available to both instructor and students. In this virtual classroom made possible by iLinc software, trainees can listen to and speak with a live instructor, electronically "raise their hands," and pose questions to the instructor or other trainees. Text chat and other student feedback tools are also available. Students are required to take the online introductory course, Introduction To iLinc, as a pre-requisite for any iLinc courses. During the introductory course, students are given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the various software functions. The introductory course is about 45 minutes long. Trainees can register with their training coordinator or Staff Development Coordinator. Go to iLinc

This material was developed by the Professional Development Program, Rockefeller College, University at Albany
under a training and administrative services agreement with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services
through the Research Foundation of the State University of New York . © 2016