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Teens who use drugs may show behavioral problems and struggle in school. Substance use can cause lasting brain changes and places youth at an increased risk of dependence, risky sexual behaviors, risk of motor vehicle accidents and can lead to addiction. Factors such as monitoring and support by caring adults, positive relationships, antidrug policies and neighborhood resources are protective for youth against substance misuse. 

Join us for this experience and learn as we: 

  • Identify youth substance trends
  • Understand how to interpret data associated with youth substance use and abuse
  • Identify evidence-based strategies to assist in prevention 

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Teens who use drugs may show behavioral problems and struggle in school. Substance use can cause lasting brain changes and places youth at an increased risk of dependence, risky sexual behaviors, risk of motor vehicle accidents and can lead to addiction. Factors such as monitoring and support by caring adults, positive relationships, anti drug policies and neighborhood resources are protective for youth against substance misuse.

Youth who are overtly involved in drug culture can be wearing certain clothing or talk in a certain way that pertains to drugs and alcohol. It is important to be able identify these and confront the youth in a positive manner as well as making local law enforcement aware of what is happening

Join us for this experience and learn: 

  • How to identify youth involved drugs or drug culture
  • How to react to your observation
  • Who to contact regarding youth involved in drugs or alcohol

 

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Attend this training to become certified in the QPR – Question,Persuade, Refer – an evidence based suicide prevention program.

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 you:

• recognize the warning signs of someone at risk for suicide;

• demonstrate increased knowledge of intervention skills; and

• become familiar with referral services and how to refer someone.

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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 you:• recognize the warning signs of someone at risk for suicide;

• demonstrate increased knowledge of intervention skills; and

• become familiar with referral services and how to refer someone.

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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 Indiana Department of Child Services, the child abuse and neglect rate has nearly doubled in the past 10 years. In 2017, the Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline handled more than 244,000 calls and there were just under 34,000 substantiated assessments of child abuse or neglect in the state.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that children who are abused or neglected often suffer both temporary and long-term physical and emotional harm; childhood maltreatment is associated with depression, suicide, alcoholism, criminal behavior and future abuse as an adult.  

Individuals who have contact with children as part of their jobs (teachers, police officers, lawyers and social services staff) are the most likely to report alleged child abuse or neglect, followed by friends, relatives and neighbors who submit reports. During this presentation by Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, you will learn: 

  • the four types of child maltreatment; 
  • to better understand both behavioral and physical indicators of child maltreatment; 
  • Indiana’s mandatory reporting responsibilities; and 
  • abuse and neglect prevention strategies. 

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Carol Pool

Title: Prevention Specialist, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana (PCAIN)

Carol Pool received her Master of Social Work from Indiana University in 1990. She worked as a patient representative at Methodist Hospital for five years in the critical care areas, then became an educator and lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Indiana for 13 years. Carol then joined PCAIN as prevention educator and she also facilitates the Nurturing Fathers program held at Edinburgh Correctional Facility. 

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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.  

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.  

You 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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According to the 2018 Indiana Youth Survey, nearly 30 percent of 12th-graders in Indiana report using electronic vapor products in the last month, an increase of 45 percent over 2017 numbers. 

Hoosier youth health is threatened by the harmful effects of tobacco use. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth are sensitive to nicotine addiction and feel dependence earlier than adults. And, as the brain continues developing until age 25, adolescent use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine can harm the part of the brain responsible for mood, learning and impulse control. 

This presentation will help you gain understanding about: 

  • the different types of e-cigarettes, including Juul; 
  • what makes e-cigarettes appealing to kids; and   
  • the various health risks of youth usage of e-cigarettes.  

You will learn about specific actions you can take and gain access to resources that you can use in your work with youth to educate, prevent use, and help those who are addicted to quit. 

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Sally Petty

Title: Regional Program Director – Indiana State Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission

Sally has worked in the field of tobacco control for 11 years, first as a local program coordinator and currently as a Regional Program Director for ISDH-TPC. In this role, she provides training and technical assistance to local program coordinators and coalitions in southern Indiana. 

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Food insecurity has long-term effects on the mental, physical, social and economic health of children and families. 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.  

Join us for this presentation and discussion about how nutrition impacts a student’s learning ability, social factors that impact food insecurity and diet quality, and what educators, parents and community members can do to help solve the problem. 

You will: 

  • learn how nutrition affects learning ability and behavior; 
  • gain a basic understanding of the social determinants of health; and 
  • learn ways you can help hungry students excel in school. 

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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.