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Children are growing up in a digital age and spend a great deal of time online using social media, instant messaging, researching and shopping. As a result, internet crimes and online bullying are increasing concerns as well.

Many teens don’t realize the dangers and risks that are lurking online. It is critical for adults to help youth learn how to protect themselves while still enjoying all of the benefits of the Internet. This presentation will address topics such as cyberbullying, sexting, sexual solicitation, child pornography and online radicalization. Attendees will increase awareness of these issues and learn about how to talk about internet safety with kids and teach them how to be safe and responsible online.

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Launched in 2015, Promise Indiana exists to ensure that every child has the assets, champions, and community support to pursue their dreams. The Promise initiative encourages students and their families to obtain the information and tools necessary to increase access to and success in career training or education beyond high school. This includes supporting career discovery, academic readiness, and savings for post-high school learning from an early age.

All Hoosiers benefit when the next generation is well-educated and economically secure. Post-secondary success not only improves individual outcomes, but it also helps build stronger communities and strengthens the economy

Join us for this experience and take-away:

  • The Power of Assets: what are Children’s Savings Accounts (CSA) and how is asset-building linked to post-high school learning and career discovery
  • Telling the story: what are some of the successes of Promise Indiana and how is Rush County exploring the opportunity
  • Next steps: what are some key next steps we can take as a community

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Kelsey Webb

Title: Promise Indiana Assistant Director

Kelsey is responsible for contributing to the strategic and operational development of Promise Indiana. Prior to joining IYI, Kelsey led a statewide coalition focused on asset-building strategies for low-wealth Hoosiers. She enjoys spending time with her husband Steve and their son Lewis.

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Indiana children live in many different types of families. Parents serve an important role in supporting children’s health and learning. Engaged parents help guide their kids, advocate for their children, and can help shape a healthy environment.Compared to children living in two-parent families, kids living with a single-parent or experiencing family structure transitions fare worse in developmental outcomes.

How can parent and family engagement start with you?

Join us for this presentation where you will be exposed to:

• Current methods to effectively engage families

• Focusing on areas where you can strengthen your practice and efforts

• Becoming empowered with activities that focus on family and child

• Deepen understanding of developing family strengths

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Hoosier youth are significantly more likely to consider or attempt suicide than their peers nationally and Indiana faces significant disparities in youth suicide among vulnerable groups. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24 and the 4th leading cause of death for youth ages 5-14.

Join us as we look at what schools and communities are doing to address this difficult issue and gain understanding on prevention and intervention as a continuum of practice. Along with some practitioners, we will be joined by Jeff Wittman from the Indiana Department of Education who serves as the School Social Work & Foster Youth Specialist and Laurie Gerdt from Community Health Network serving as Program Manager for the Zero Suicides for Indiana Youth.

Participants will hear about reframing for prevention as a means to address youth risk behaviors and also identify exemplars of implementation in school-based and community-based settings.

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The development of neuroimaging in the past two decades has seen a quantum leap in the understanding of the brain. Just like discoveries of the microscope and telescope expanded our understanding, brain imaging technology has and will continue to provide greater insight of consciousness and ultimately behavior. There is great promise for this method in opening up an avenue not yet available to mental health treatment. 

During this presentation, Dr. Yip will share how brain imaging methods are more easily accessible by private clinicians and used for brain mapping with patients. Attendees will hear about case studies from individuals with brain conditions such as trauma, reactive attachment disorder, autism, ADHD, depression, addiction, learning disabilities, dyslexia and others. She will also discuss how brain mapping results can support intervention strategies and how these efforts can lead to better understanding of behavior and inform and guide treatment.  

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Dr. Jane Yip, PhD, BCBA

Title: Founder and Director – Indiana Brain Mapping; Autism Parent Care

Dr. Yip is a neuroscientist specializing in brain circuitry. She is a founder of Indiana Brain Mapping and has scientific publications on brain disorders. Through brain-mapping methods, she has helped hundreds of individuals understand their symptoms in association with the brain. She uses the brain-map to advise on treatment, and to visualize the brain circuit improvement upon interventions. 

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Children in families with high levels of stress are twice as likely as their peers to be disengaged in school and four times as likely to have behavioral or emotional problems. An increasing number of children are affected by past or current trauma that impacts their neurological functioning, influences their behavior and sometimes leads to mental health diagnosis. 

In order to support these children in a meaningful way, youth workers must have an understanding of the effect that stress and trauma can have on the children they serve.  

Join us for this event to learn about how stress and trauma can impact a young person’s social and emotional health and development. Attendees will gain insightful knowledge on how to provide trauma-informed support and environments to youth in school and community program settings.  

A key component will be how to build positive relationships and provide tiered levels of social and emotional supports that can help young people heal and thrive for long-term success.  

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Tracy Butler

Title: Director of College and Career Connections – Indiana Youth Institute

Tracy leads IYI’s College and Career Connections effort to expand the capacity of adults who can help youth fulfill their potential with a postsecondary credential. Tracy has spent over 25 years serving youth-impacting organizations and is unwavering in her belief that every child deserves to feel loved and hopeful. 

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Board members are an important part of your team.   

Join this webinar to learn how to identify and recruit the right board members for your organization.  

Cathy Brown, an experienced practitioner and nonprofit expert, will lead you in understanding the importance of board leadership and its effects on organizational stability and fundraising success.  

You’ll gain insight into: 

  • Recruiting and engaging your board  
  • Effectively using research  
  • Leveraging your board in fundraising 

Don’t miss this opportunity to better support your organization through your board! 

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Cathy Brown

Title: Associate Director of Education at The Fund Raising School, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Cathy serves as lead practitioner faculty for face-to-face and online courses. Cathy has 20 years’ experience in small nonprofits and government agencies, as well as board/volunteer experience. In addition to the Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Cathy earned a Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies from IUPUI and a Master’s in Education from IU. 

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Strategic planning is critical for your organization, but it can also be daunting.

This webinar will outline what strategic planning is and why it’s important to your work 

Trina Pulliam, an experienced trainer with a focus on strategic planning, will lead you in: 

  • Understanding the steps to move forward with strategic planning in your organization 
  • Identifying your objectives and what you need to be successful  
  • Gaining access to resources to stay on track in your planning 

We hope you can join us for this important and helpful webinar! 

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Trina Pulliam

Title: President of Trainnovations

Trina and her team have provided diverse training on culture shifting, strategic planning and efficiency projects for over four dozen public agencies. Along with 14 years’ experience as a Florida Sterling Examiner and National Malcolm Baldrige Examiner, Trina is also qualified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. In 2018, her organization was certified in Comprehensive Wellness from the Center for Mind Body Medicine and received certifications in Safe Conversations. 

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Do volunteers power your organization? 

Join this webinar to learn how to identify and leverage your volunteers’ passions and talents while deepening their commitment to service.  

Barry Altlandauthor and nonprofit leader, will guide you in: 

  • Understanding the volunteer life cycle 
  • Learning techniques to elevate volunteer engagement 
  • Uncovering what motivates your volunteers  

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your volunteer leadership and engagement skills! 

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Barry Altland

Title: Author, speaker and non-profit executive

Barry has deep experience working with volunteers and leaders of volunteers. He has 15 years’ of strategic and tactical talent strategyorganizational developmentlearning and performance initiative leadership, as well as 10 years’ of hospitality leadership. 

Barry is the author of “Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer.”

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Working with youth who may be considering suicide can be difficult. To help, it is important to recognize the warning signs of suicidal intentions. Information and education can empower all people, regardless of background, to make a difference in the life of someone they know. 

Attend this training to become certified in the QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer – suicide prevention model. Like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. This training will help you 

  • recognize the warning signs of someone at risk for suicide 
  • demonstrate increased knowledge of intervention skills; and  
  • become familiar with referral services and how to refer someone.

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Ann Grisez

Title: Practice Manager, Meridian Health Services

Ann Grisez has worked as a teacher, a behavioral clinician, operations coordinator and practice manager within the mental health field.