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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC-Kaiser ACE Study, children who experience multiple adverse or traumatic childhood experiences, such as 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 trauma that haunts their minds, dictates their behavior and sometimes leads to mental health diagnosis. To support these children in a meaningful way, youth workers must have an understanding of the impact that trauma can have on the children they serve. 

This presentation will address trauma, the forms it takes in children and youth, and practical applications for those who interact with children in a non-therapeutic setting. Attendees will: 

  • learn about trauma and its impact on development; 
  • understand adolescent behaviors in the context of trauma; 
  • learn about the ARC Model and its use; and 
  • understand what trauma-informed care consists of in youth programming. 

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Robin Donaldson

Title: Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Youth Services Association

Robin Donaldson has a master’s degree in counseling and social psychology and has been teaching psychology, human resource and youth development credentialing classes at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana since August 2001. She has been a licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a licensed foster parent

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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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Evidence indicates today that youth ages 8-18 are spending an average of almost 11 hours a day (including multi-tasking) linked into media and technology.  85-90 percent of middle school students have access to a mobile device.  Yet despite all the conveniences and access these trends provide, increasing evidence is suggesting that this tech culture is not supporting healthy physical, psychological, social and spiritual development.  Understanding how we got here and where we should go is critical for all.

Join us for this informative presentation and discussion about teens and technology. Attendees will:

  • learn about current trends of media/technology usage for youth and what factors guide their use;
  • understand the benefits and risks of media/technology for youth; and
  • gain practical, empirically-supported recommendations for encouraging responsible tech usage.

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Jim Schroeder, Ph.D

Title: Pediatric Psychologist, Vice President of Psychology Department, Easterseals Rehabilitation Center

Jim Schroeder received a BS from Ball State University with a major in psychology and minors in social work and counseling psychology. He graduated with a PhD in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University in 2005. In addition to seeing youth with a wide range of backgrounds and psychological issues, he specializes in evaluating and working with children (and their families) diagnosed with autism spectrum, learning, sleep, attention-deficit, and other developmental issues.

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Common Items that May Indicate Drug and Alcohol use

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Substance use disrupts brain function in areas critical to motivation, memory, judgment and behavior. For youth, drug and alcohol use is associated with an increased risk for depression, delinquency and crim, problems in school and risky sexual behavior.

According to the most recent Indiana Youth Survey conducted by Indiana Prevention Resource Center, 13.3 percent of Indiana teens ages 14 or older say they use alcohol or drugs to relax, feel better about themselves or fit in and 37.5 percent say their parents would not catch them if they were drinking.

Join us for this informative presentation to learn about current trends in youth substance abuse and about ways kids are concealing drugs and alcohol using seemingly everyday items. A cotton swab, hair brush, optical mouse, soda bottle, shaving can…these are all very common items, but can also serve as hiding places or signs of substance use. Attendees will learn to identify different controlled substances as well as how some simple household items may signify current drug use.

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Kelli Reinke

Title: Spencer County Sheriff

Kelli Reinke has been a full-time law enforcement officer for 19 years and a reserve deputy for 10 years. She has served as a field officer for community corrections and probation, a narcotics detective and a patrol officer. Kelli is trained in searching for, identifying and detecting various drugs.

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Suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for Indiana youth between the ages of 15 and 24 since 2009. Working with youth who may be considering suicide can be difficult. In order to help, it is important to recognize the warning signs or signals of suicidal intentions. Information and education can empower all people, regardless of background, to make a positive 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 attendees:

  • learn the facts about suicide;
  • identify warning signs of someone in crisis; and
  • know how to intervene.

Participants will receive a QPR training certificate.

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Ellen Kelley, MSW, LCSW

Title: , Clinical Trainer and Suicide Prevention Coordinator – LifeSpring Health Systems

Ellen Kelley has worked in mental health care for 15 years. At LifeSpring, the community mental health center for 11 counties in Southern Indiana, Ellen trains staff and community members about mental health issues and has a passion for reducing the stigma of mental illness.

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Food insecurity has long-term effects on the mental, physical, social and economic health of children and families. Households for which the availability of food is uncertain, insufficient or limited due to economic, physical or other constraints are considered “food insecure.” More than 15 percent of children in Posey County live in households without secure access to adequate nutritious food.

When children don’t get enough food, or don’t have a well-rounded diet, they have more trouble performing in school and maintaining overall health than their peers. Research shows food insecure children are more likely to suffer from illness, to have developmental delays, and to have health deficiencies that track into adulthood.

Join us for this presentation and community discussion to:

  • better understand the definition of food insecurity;
  • learn about the causes and implications of food insecurity for families and the community; and
  • discover community resources available in Posey County to those who are food insecure.

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Lacy Wilson, RD

Title: Community Wellness Coordinator, Nutrition Education Program – Purdue Extension Vanderburgh County

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According to the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, 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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Skye Berger

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

Skye Berger has more than 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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Suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for young Hoosiers between the ages of 15 and 24 since 2009. According to the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, one in five Indiana high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year and one in six have made a plan for attempting suicide.

CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means is a workshop designed to help providers implement counseling strategies to help clients at risk for suicide, and their families, reduce access to lethal means, particularly (but not exclusively) firearms. This session will introduce attendees to:

  • background on suicide data and lethal means;
  • an introduction to firearms;
  • video presentation that models the counseling strategy; and
  • a presentation and discussion on conducting a counseling session

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

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Richard Coleman

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Richard Coleman is an educator and corporate trainer and consultant. Rick serves on the Southwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition, the H.O.P.E. Team, which reaches out to families when a suicide occurs, and the Indiana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). In addition to co-facilitating the Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group, Rick is a CALM, QPR, ASIST, and SafeTALK trainer.

Linda Evinger, MSN, RN, WHNP

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Linda Evinger, MSN, RN, WHNP, is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor Emerita in Nursing at the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville. Linda has been a member of the Southwestern Suicide Prevention Coalition for over ten years. She is a founding member of the H.O.P.E. team (loss team) of Vanderburgh and Warrick County. Linda is trained in QPR, ASIST, CONNECT, CALM, CIS-D and Individual and Group Crisis Intervention. Linda is also a suicide loss survivor.

 

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To improve the lives of all Indiana children, having access to reliable data and resources can educate and equip those who impact youth. Being familiar with the best and most recent information on child well-being helps leaders, policymakers, youth workers and advocates create positive change for youth.

Join us for this State of the Child 2019 presentation to learn about the top challenges for kids in Sullivan County, and Indiana as a whole, and what we can do to ensure all Hoosier kids thrive. You will hear critical data from the newly released 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, as well as best practice research on successful approaches to key issues.

Through a robust and data-driven discussion, you will be empowered with the information needed to inform policies, practices and decision-making that improve the health and well-being of Hoosier youth.

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

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Charlie Geier

Title: Vice President, Impact, Data Solutions & Statewide Advocacy – Indiana Youth Institute

Corey Sims

Title: Data and Research Manager, Indiana Youth Institute

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