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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development Extension educators discuss research, theory and best practices.

Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, evaluation, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

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Apr 21, 2020

Practicing the use of empathy is an important skill that takes intentional practice when listening to youth, volunteers and colleagues.  In this podcast, Karyn Santl discusses the difference between being empathetic and sympathetic while offering four attributes of empathy for youth practitioners to use during difficult times.  

Read the Blog: Empathy Has Never Been More Important

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