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Spring session: April 20–21, 2018

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

Laquita Becker

Laquita Becker, M.S.
Behavioral Health Specialist
Boys and Girls Club of La Crosse

 Lisa Caya

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

 Diana DiazGranados

Diana DiazGranados, M.P.H., M.S.W.
Better Together Project Evaluator

 Molly Hilligoss

Molly Hilligoss
Social Justice and Advocacy Director
La Crosse YWCA

Patricia Markos

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

 Heather Quackenboss

Heather Quackenboss, M.S.
Better Together Project Coordinator

 Keely Rees

Keely S. Rees, Ph.D., MCHES
Undergraduate Director, Public Health-Community Health Education Program
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.