Art & Craft of Storytelling

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Session Description: Nothing is more powerful in social change work than sharing our stories. Young advocates often have stories to tell, but could more effectively share that story to help bring about change within the Foster Care System. This workshop supports your ability to tell your story in compelling ways.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Share a short, compelling story in public and for specific audiences (Story of Self/Personal Narrative)
  • Describe the role of stories within advocacy work (Purpose/Meaningful contribution)
  • Connect with another workshop participant to listen deeply and strategically share (Attachment & Connectedness)
  • Determine how to engage one’s story to change the system (Knowledge of System)

Session outline:

  • 10m / Introduction & Overview
  • 3m / Real Story
  • 30m / Activity: Connecting with Your Story
  • 10m / Discussion: Adapting Your Story
  • 5m / Wrap-up

Slides: Included (optional - not required for presentation)

Reproducible handouts included:

  • Storytelling Tips & Tricks
  • The Story Spine Tool & Worksheet
  • List of Core Emotions

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Download of this Curriculum provides a license for ONE TRAINER to deliver the training an unlimited amount of times to young people in foster care. See our License Agreement for details.