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Spring session: April 20–21, 2018

The workshop is full. Please add your name to the waiting list. We will contact people on the wait list (in order of sign-up) to offer seats that become available due to cancellations.

Friday: 4–10 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m.–6p.m.
UW-La Crosse | Room 3310, Student Union

This interactive program will provide the basic proactive and responsive knowledge, skills and tools to assist professionals, future professionals and youth services staff to best serve all youth.

Topics include:

  • Youth development
  • Cultural diversity
  • Mental health
  • Trauma informed care
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Effective guidance

Who should attend:

Staff who work with youth in any capacity in: 

  • Schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Youth services agencies

In collaboration with:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • YMCA
  • YWCA
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Gundersen Health System
  • Better Together
  • School District of La Crosse
  • La Crosse County

Beth Mullen Houser

Beth Mullen Houser
Associate Professor, Counseling and Testing Center
UW-La Crosse

Bethany Their

Bethany Their
Better Together Project Coordinator
Great Rivers United Way

Betty DeBoer

Betty DeBoer
Professor, Department of Psychology
UW-La Crosse

 Lisa Caya

Lisa Caya
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology
UW-La Crosse

 Patricia Markos

Patricia A. Markos, Ph.D.
Institute for Professional Studies in Education
UW-La Crosse

Emily Whitney

Emily Whitney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Health Education and Health Promotion
UW-La Crosse

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) when attended in full

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-Ex) awards one CEU for every 10 contact hours in a continuing education experience. Actual contact hours are recorded. CEUs are offered at no additional charge, through UW-Ex. In order to receive a certificate, participants need to sign up for CEUs at the time of registration.

UW-Ex CEUs fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals, agencies and organizations. Professional associations may have specific licensing requirements. Individuals should contact their licensing association before assuming UW-Ex CEUs will fulfill all requirements.

UW-La Crosse keeps records of individual CEUs for three years of programming. Certificates are emailed within two weeks of the conclusion of each program.

Effective Strategies for Working with Youth
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse| Room 3310, Student Union

Friday, April 20, 2018

Time  Session Title Instructor/Facilitator
4–4:45 p.m. Welcome and Introduction to the class Pat Markos,
Emily Whitney
5–6 p.m. ACES and Intro to Trauma Informed Care Betty DeBoer
6–6:30 p.m. Dinner provided  
6:30–7:30 p.m. Trauma Informed Care Betty DeBoer
7:30–9 p.m.  Intro to the Trauma Informed Community
Screening of the film, "Resilience"
Bethany Thier

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time Session Title Instructor/Facilitator
8–8:30 a.m. Breakfast provided  
8:30–9:30 a.m. Reflections, Self-Care Pat Markos,
Emily Whitney
9:30–11:30 a.m. Youth Development Lisa Caya
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch, participant on their own  
12:30–2:30 p.m. Motivational Interviewing Emily Whitney
2:30–4:30 p.m. Mindfulness – The Science and Practice Beth Mullen Houser
4:30–5 p.m. Wrap-up and Evaluation Pat Markos,
Emily Whitney