New Online Training: Logic Models and Theories of Change

A mentor and a young person work on a computer together.

When you work with young people and families in crisis, it’s easy to focus on their immediate needs instead of how you're contributing to your program's larger goals. Daily to-do lists, phone calls and paperwork can shift your thoughts even further from the broader mission and what it means to serve youth and families effectively.

In light of these challenges, we're pleased to launch an online course introducing logic models and theories of change—two frameworks that connect the dots between what programs set out to do and how they can achieve their desired outcomes.

“Logic Models and Theory of Change” (free registration required) will walk you through the basics of each model while presenting examples from the field. If you're a program director, staff manager, or grant writer at a family- and youth-serving agency, the training can help you make plans to establish a new program or update an existing one.

“Family and youth workers know that change doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t happen by chance,” says FYSB Associate Commissioner Bill Bentley. “That’s why we want to give agencies the tools they need to end youth homelessness, prevent teen pregnancy and address other concerns in their communities.”

More Courses Offered

The newly released course is one of several free courses offered on NCFY's online training website. Our popular courses include "Introduction to Positive Youth Development" and "Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ Teens."

Later this year, we will release additional courses on the impact of trauma and the use of social media to promote youth- and family-serving programs. Subscribe to NCFY News to be notified when the courses are launched.

Go to “Logic Models and Theory of Change.”

9-5 pm Eastern