EMPOWER Porter County is proud to be a sponsor of the American Teens in Crisis conference, which is designed to equip, empower and encourage parents, educators, counselors, youth workers, clergy and anyone who is a part of a youth support system.
Be equipped and empowered with up to date information on current topics of concern and take away practical tools of implementation. Be encouraged to continue the positive and important work that you are doing. You are making a positive impact! Together we can make a difference one child at a time.
American Teens in Crisis: Teens Under Stress is focusing this year’s efforts to empower adults in coping with current teen issues, improving communication and increasing commitment to today’s youth.
SafeTALK: It Starts with Community (Check out our FAQ section)
3.0 CEUs/mental health credits • $15 additional fee 8:30–11:30 am or 1–4 pm
SafeTALK, a 3-hour training, teaching you how to identify someone with thoughts of suicide and connect them with help. ANYONE CAN SAVE A LIFE!
Teens Under Stress: Coping
Teens Under Stress: Depression, Self-harm, and Suicide 8:30–11:30 am or 1–4 pm
An overview of the many pressures our teens face and the unhealthy ways they are coping. We'll offer some helpful tips for how we can encourage our teens to release the pressure in healthy ways.
Teens Under Stress: Substance Abuse & Addiction
Risks and protective factors 8:30–9:50 am or 1–2:20 pm
Teens under pressure often turn to drugs and alcohol as a coping skill. How can we recognize the signs and what can we do?
Teens Under Stress: Breaking the Stereotypes
Rebellious, moody, antisocial & caving to peer pressure 10:05–11:30 am or 2:35 – 4 pm
Not everything is as it appears. We have to look beneath the symptoms and think outside the box. This is a practical session with benefits for both teens and those who serve teens.
Tuesday April 15, 2014
7:30 am - 4:30 pm 7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast & Registration
Strongbow Inn 2405 U.S. 30 Valparaiso, IN 46383 Google Map
$80 - Main Conference Registration
$95 - Main Conference Registration Plus SafeTALK training (includes materials)