Phoenix Learning Exchange
The Phoenix Learning Xchange (PLX) is an interactive, multidisciplinary, non-credit certificate program. PLX aims to broaden the knowledge of the development, challenges, positive engagement and wellbeing of youth and adolescents involved in the child welfare and other systems.
The Phoenix Learning Xchange (PLX) is a dynamic, multidisciplinary, non-credit certificate program that is interactive and uses applied learning strategies . PLX is designed to broaden learner’s knowledge of the development, challenges, positive engagement and wellbeing of youth and adolescents involved in the child welfare and other social service systems. Youth and adolescents are our future. Research tells us that adolescents are neither large children nor small adults. Adolescence is its own unique and exciting stage of development that we understand more than ever before. Our deeper understanding of this phase of life, enables professionals to better connect with the youth and adolescents they serve, and recognize the critical importance and impact that crisis, trauma, mental health challenges and/or significant systemic racial disparities have in their lives. This deeper understanding of the inner-workings and assets of youth and adolescents is integral to establishing relationships, improving services and ultimately, improving the systems that serve them.
"The relationships I built with the others in the PLX program was really a great thing I did not expect to get out of this. I am really going to miss the support and feedback and consultation. "
PLX is designed for those who support and make vital decisions regarding youth involved in systems such as child welfare, juvenile justice, or special education. This could include county case workers, law enforcement, judges, school social workers, guardians ad litem, tribal workers, corrections staff, lawyers, etc. who seek to improve positive communication and engagement with the youth they serve.