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You are invited to attend the Indiana Youth Institute’s 2019 State of the Child presentation. Hear about the key data for Hoosier youth first-hand from IYI’s 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book.

Light refreshments will be served. You will not want to miss this opportunity!

Hosted by the United Way of Delaware County

and Ball State University’s Office of Community Engagement

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You are invited to attend the Indiana Youth Institute’s 2019 State of the Child presentation. Hear about the key data for Hoosier youth first-hand from IYI’s 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book.

You will not want to miss this opportunity!

Sponsored by the Commission on Improving the Status of Children

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Children who experience multiple adverse early experiences, such as prenatal exposure to substances and/or prenatal stress, exposure to violence, or negative family relationships, have the highest levels of risk for negative outcomes throughout life.  An increasing number of children are affected by past or current exposures and events that can affect their behavior and sometimes lead to mental health diagnosis.

In order to support these children in a meaningful way, youth workers must have an understanding of the impact that such exposures can have on the children they serve. This presentation will address prenatal exposure to smoking, prenatal stress, early childhood experiences and their impact on later behavioral and mental health outcomes in youth. We will also discuss simple health and wellness techniques that can aid in building resilience against the negative influence of early adversity.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of:

  • how early experiences can affect physiology;
  • behavioral and mental health outcomes associated with early adversity; and
  • simple mental health and wellness techniques that can be used to by youth workers to help to equip youth with tools to enhance their lives and thrive.

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Ben & Maxine Miller

Title: Professor of Human Development and Family Studies – Purdue University

Valerie S. Knopik, Ph.D.,

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We live in a digital age where kids spend a lot of time online using social media, instant messaging, researching, shopping and more. While social media can be a powerful means of communication and information sharing, internet crimes and online bullying are increasing concerns. Children are being targeted by online predators at an alarming rate and cyberbullying is becoming increasingly more prevalent.  

 

This presentation will highlight the challenges that social media presents and how online experiences may lead to victimization such as cyberbullying, sexting, solicitation and extortion. Attendees will receive information on what parents and professionals working with children can do to ensure children use the internet safely.

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Amanda Giddings

Title: Youth Educator, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Indiana State Police

Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has many years of experience in social services, including mental health agencies and the Department of Child Services.

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We live in a digital age where kids spend a lot of time online using social media, instant messaging, researching, shopping and more. While social media can be a powerful means of communication and information sharing, internet crimes and online bullying are increasing concerns. Children are being targeted by online predators at an alarming rate and cyberbullying is becoming increasingly more prevalent.  

 

This presentation will highlight the challenges that social media presents and how online experiences may lead to victimization such as cyberbullying, sexting, solicitation and extortion. Attendees will receive information on what parents and professionals working with children can do to ensure children use the internet safely.

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Cathy Bledsoe

Title: Youth Educator, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Indiana State Police

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