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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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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: Director – Indiana Brain Mapping

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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Achievement gaps among children of different racial and economic groups are a common problem in Indiana and across the nation. The causes of achievement gaps are many and the consequences affect children’s long-term outcomes in work and life satisfaction.

The barriers to closing achievement and opportunity gaps are complex. Yet, every youth worker, school or community program that serves young people can make a difference to advance equity and reduce achievement gaps. To truly address the issues, schools and community organizations must:

  • use data to guide work and critical discussions of the core issues;
  • connect youth to services that enable mobility; and
  • focus on excellence in each activity and program.

Join us for this presentation to learn how this multi-faceted approach can help address the complexities of the achievement gap.

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Skye Berger

Title: Chief Encouragement Officer & Executive Creative Coach – Door Opener Academy, Skye Berger Group LCC

Skye Berger has over ten years of experience as a consultant, coach, speaker and trainer. Her background includes child welfare and mental health, facilitation and program development. Skye has reached youth and families nationwide through keynote presentations and training on leadership, renewal, teen parenting and transition age youth

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According to the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, children who experience multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as exposure to violence or negative family relationships, have the highest levels of risk for negative outcomes throughout life. Data shows that an adverse childhood experience of any kind increased the risk of attempted suicide by 2- to 5-fold throughout a person’s lifespan; individuals who reported six or more ACEs had almost 25 times increased odds of attempting suicide.

The findings of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study show that leading causes of health, learning, behavior and productivity problems are often rooted in the cumulative impacts of childhood adversity. During this presentation, attendees will learn about the impact of ACEs and how understanding can lead to trauma-informed responses with children, youth and families. Attendees will:

  • better understand the ACE study and its importance;
  • discover how ACEs impact individuals and their health outcomes both at the micro and macro level; and
  • identify how to make a positive impact on childhood trauma with the youth and families they serve.

Feel free to bring your program or resource information to share and to stay after for additional networking.

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Emily Perry, MSW, LSW

Title: Founder, Executive Director, Forensic Interviewer, Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Centers

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According to the 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot, 18.4 percent of children ages 0-17 live in poverty, 15.4 percent live in working-poor households and 17.7 percent are food insecure. In addition, 48 percent of all Indiana students receive free and reduced-price lunch.

Join us for this viewing of “The Line” – a short film that chronicles real stories of real people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. Their stories are powerful, inspiring, challenging – the kind that evoke feeling and compel action.

Following the film, we will have a robust, honest discussion about the often devastating effects of poverty and how the smart use of resources and strategic partnerships between nonprofits, business and government can reduce poverty. Participants will consider ways that organizations, communities and families can address the issues of poverty in our local community.

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Emily Baxter

Title: Customer Outreach Representative – Vectren Corporation

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