This training will address the many complex issues that accompany working with youth that have trauma backgrounds and how to effectively respond and intervene.
“Dissecting The Strange Shift from Early Childhood to Adolescence” Workshop Presented by Dr. Annemarie Grassi
Ever wonder how kids actually learn? Or why your teenager believes that they are invincible? Come take a deeper dive and join a dialogue on why our kids do what they do!
Come learn about how children’s brain development progresses, how it explains their child’s behavior and needs, and tips on providing experiences to optimize that development.
“Vulnerable Populations: Additional Risks for Bullying and Digital Harm?” Presented by Dr. Michelle Drouin
As the context of bullying and isolation extends beyond physical walls of schools and community organizations and into victims’ homes, it is important that we concentrate on identifying and creating safe online spaces for all youth, including those from vulnerable populations.
"How to Unpack the Meaning & Function of Pain-Based Behaviors" Workshop Presented by Dr. Debi Grebenik
You know the feeling; you go to a training on trauma and get all fired up with the new knowledge and then a youth you are working with does something and you don't have a clue how to respond. Come hear about how you can look at behaviors as language with responses that create healing opportunities and build relationship rather than compliance. Practical interventions will be discussed with examples given. Questions are invited. Come ready to engage, laugh, learn, and think.
The purpose of our annual ATNNI training series is to collaborate with experts in the national anti-trafficking movement in order to build the collective capacity of our local communities to support persons who have experienced, or are experiencing, human trafficking.
The 29th Annual Conference on Youth featured keynote speakers, three special interest sessions, and a variety of workshop topics. The conference included a service provider fair, showcasing area agencies and services, and opportunities to network with other youth and family serving professionals