Self-Care, Truth-telling, and Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos
About This Event
Hear about the key data for Hoosier youth first-hand from IYI’s 2021 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book. IYI’s 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and continuation of racial and ethnic disparities in outcomes across all four domains – Family and Community, Economic Well-Being, Education, and Health. Though different in chronology – COVID-19 is a recent phenomenon and racial and ethnic disparities have decades-long data – both have significant and long-term impact on Indiana’s children and youth. Learn more about the impact of COVID-19 and systemic racism on Indiana’s children and youth and potential effects on future data and outcomes if these issues are not addressed head-on.
The event will be webcast live this year from the State Library. This event page will be updated prior to the event with the weblink.
About This Event
What you do for Indiana’s youth counts. That’s why you can count on us.
2020 looks a little different than we expected. But through it all, you’ve been there. Leading by example. And helping our children and communities thrive. We see your resilience, your courage and your commitment. And, well, we want to see more!
Though our KIDS COUNT® conference also looks a little different this year, we want you to be part of it.
We’ve heard your needs and concerns during this unprecedented time and have developed an immersive conference that offers you the same valuable learning with networking opportunities, in a safe and interactive virtual environment.
We want to know you’ll be attending, and we want to see how your 2020 has been, from the tiring… to the inspiring.
Submit an image of the kids you serve, your team, or a project you’ve been working on, and we may feature it as part of this year’s virtual conference. (Disclaimer: Please ensure your images comply with your organization’s disclosure agreements and are suitable for public sharing.)
Email us at email@example.com to submit your image, and please include your name, organization, and the names of those featured in the photo.
Once you’ve done that, it’s time to start counting down to KIDS COUNT® 2020. Stay tuned for more information on how to register.
About This Event
Part 1: Supporting Youth in a Virtual Environment
8:00 AM (EDT)
Research tells us that relationships are the key to successful learning, but can you build a relationship and support youth using digital tools? Yes, you can. This interactive presentation will demonstrate ways that youth-serving organizations can leverage digital resources and e-learning opportunities to connect with the youth they serve.
Part 2: The Innovators Mind and Disposition – How to Engage in a Paradigm-shattering Event for Educators and Youth Workers.
9:15 AM (EDT)
In the spring of 2020, students across the United States joined others across the world in school closures. Educators and youth workers were thrust into new ways of interacting with students. Many will continue with this challenge for the foreseeable future. In this session we will discuss the complexity of what has happened, the health disposition of innovators, practical frameworks for innovation, and why educators and youth worker are needed now more than ever.
Part 3: Panel Discussion
10:30 AM (EDT)
Join us with leaders from the area to discuss how they have implemented new strategies for staying engaged with students virtually. They will also share their thoughts on the morning sessions and takeaways from those sessions to improve their practices.