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Youth who experience anxiety or depression face a higher risk of poor health outcomes as adults. High reported levels of youth anxiety and childhood trauma highlight the importance of actively addressing the social and emotional needs of kids of all ages.

Join us for this experience and:

• Examine symptoms of anxiety in youth

• Understand basic functioning of the brain and how it is activated in anxiety

• Increase awareness of self to improve effectiveness of strategic responses with anxiety

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Hoosiers from all walks of life are facing the opioid epidemic in all corners of our state. 91 of Indiana’s 92 counties have experienced opioid drug overdose deaths from heroin or prescription opioids in the past 5 years.

Join us for this experience and learn:

• An understanding of the Opioid public health crisis and risks associated with opioid misuse

• An understanding of potential solutions to reduce the effects of this public health crisis

• Signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer Naloxone/Narcan

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Launched in 2017, the Huntington County Promise 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. Postsecondary success not only improves individual outcomes, but it also helps build stronger communities and strengthens the economy.This session will focus on the following take-aways:

• 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 have been some of the successes of the Huntington County Promise and how to we make the case for it moving forward

• Next steps: what are some key next steps we can take as a community to ensure that every student has hope for his or her future

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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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According to the latest Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey, youth who are part of the LGBTQ community are significantly more at risk for struggles with mental health, addiction, homelessness and suicide.  

Youth-serving professionals and other adults have a unique opportunity to help alleviate these disparities by creating safe, affirming environments for all youth.  

This presentation aims to increase understanding of, and ability to provide support to, the diverse LGBTQ+ youth in our community. You will gain: 

  • working knowledge of the difference between gender, sexuality and sex; 
  • awareness of risk factors surrounding LGBTQ+ youth; and 
  • understanding of best practices when working with LBGTQ+ youth. 

 

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Drake Turner

Title: Youth Program Facilitator/LGBTQ+ Support – Center for Nonviolence

Drake has worked at the Center for Nonviolence since 2015 and is currently facilitating an elementary age violence prevention program, violence intervention programming for youth of all ages, and an LGBTQ+ youth support group for middle and high school youth.  

Maria Hogle

Title: Youth Program Facilitator/Support Services Advocate and Facilitator – Center for Nonviolence

Maria has worked at the Center for Nonviolence since 2014 and facilitates trainings on domestic violence, cultural competency, and social justice issues. Maria identifies as an intersectional feminist. 

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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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Youth Workers are among the hidden treasures of every community. We are the perpetual problem solvers, educators, community organizers, liaisons, and the super heroes of multitasking. Many of us do not realize the need for renewal until we are almost fully depleted. Often our work takes precedence over our love for ourselves.  

Join us for this presentation and gain real life strategies that will make you proud to post: #ilovemyprofession, #selfcare, #livingmybestlife, #youthworkersrock, #wemaketheworldgoround, etc. You will be able to: 

  • understand the common barriers to creating a lifestyle with regular renewal practices; 
  • define self-care and determine its importance in our industry, while answering “Do youth workers experience trauma?” and 
  • understand the different forms of renewal and learn to implement renewal practices regularly. 

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Velshonna Luckey

Title: Director of Outreach & Partnership Development – United Way of St. Joseph County

In addition to her role with United Way of St. Joseph County, Velshonna Luckey is the owner of Pendulum Consulting, LLC & Living in the Rest, Inc. Through Living in the Rest, she assists individuals and organizations in planning retreats. Her work with Pendulum Consulting is two part: to assist organizations who work with underrepresented students and their families and to assist individuals in developing work-life balance strategies with their whole self in mind. 

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What happens when you put stories and data together? Big things.

Join this webinar to learn how data can help your organization capture, cultivate and communicate stories that will build your brand, promote your mission and support long- and short-term sustainability.

Clarence Hogan, center director of the Chicago Youth Centers – Sidney Epstein Youth Center, will guide you in:

  • capturing and cultivating your clients’ stories
  • using social media and promotional materials to share stories
  • learning how to obtain data to aid in building stories

Don’t miss this opportunity to use the power of stories and data to support your organization and community!

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Clarence Hogan

Title: Center Director, Chicago Youth Centers – Sidney Epstein Youth Center

Clarence Hogan uses storytelling skills to build community by developing and facilitating storytelling events and public dialogues on the west and south side of Chicago. 

Through Living 2 Learn after-school programs, Clarence collaborates with local organizations to offer programs to youth, teens and young adults. Prior to his recent promotion to center director for Chicago Youth Centers – Sidney Epstein Youth Center, he served as the Makers Lab Specialist, developing STEAM programs and activities.