CEUs added to Youth Leader Skill Building Series
Adult sponsors of youth leadership groups can now recieve 3.25 CEU hours when attending our youth trainings scheduled this spring.

We have responded to the request that adult sponsors of OS Chapters and other youth leadership clubs recieve CEU's for attending our youth trainings. These OS Inc. trainings have been approved for 3.25 CEU hours for the following categories:

Training #1 - Facilitating Peer Discussions: Drugs In Today's World: 3.25 CEU's for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CUSS II, ATE.

Training #2 - Youth Facilitation Skills: Responding to Crisis Situations: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II

see below for our workshop descriptions
Youth Leader Skill Building Training Series:
Spring 2018 Training Schedule
MULTIPLE DATES! MULTIPLE LOCATIONS!
APPROPRIATE FOR ANY YOUTH
LEADERSHIP GROUP!
These workshop are designed with youth leaders in mind. We encourage any school/community group that utilizes high school-aged youth as leaders to facilitate, present, mentor and lead their peers in creating positive change in their school and community to attend our workshops. Adult leaders should attend but we encourage bringing youth in order to maximize the leadership experience.

See below for each workshop's training objectives,
trainer's bio and how to register


Training Objectives:
· Youth leaders will increase their knowledge about marijuana and other drugs with current accurate information and how these drugs affect youth’s health and success.
 
· Youth leaders will learn facilitation strategies and  activities to increase their effectiveness in formal and informal settings when discussing drugs with their peers.
 
· Youth leader sponsors (adults) will increase their knowledge of today’s drug issues.
 
· Youth leader sponsors (adults) will increase their capacity to lead training components with strategies and activities that address a teen leader’s skills to appropriately facilitate discussions & activities about illicit drugs.
 
· Have fun while learning information, applying strategies and skills in a supportive learning environment.

Trainer: J. Randall Webber
JRW Behavioral Health Services
 
J. Randall (Randy) Webber holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Public Health. He is currently the Principal at JRW Behavioral Health Services and an instructor at the CADC School of the Behavioral Services Center in Skokie, IL. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals and The National Association for Addiction Professionals.
 
 
Training Objectives:
· Youth leaders will increase their knowledge of mental health issues, crisis and trauma in a teen’s life such as depression, anxiety, etc. Current trends, reducing stigma, and understanding a youth leader’s role in responding to peer discussions will be covered.
 
· Youth leaders will learn communication and facilitation skills as well as activities to increase their effectiveness in formal and informal settings when discussing crisis situations with their peers.
 
· Youth leader sponsors (adults) will increase their knowledge of youth leaders roles, responsibilities and skills needed to appropriately address crisis situations.
 
· Youth leader sponsors (adults) will increase their capacity to lead training components with strategies and activities that address a teen  leader’s skills to appropriately facilitate discussions & activities about crisis topics.
 
· Apply information to practical skills in a fun and supportive learning environment.


Trainer: Dr. Brenda K. Nelson, DSW, LCSW
Prevention & Wellness Program Coordinator
Libertyville High School
 
Brenda has been the Prevention & Wellness Coordinator at Libertyville HS for the past 3 years. Prior to that she spent 13 years at Barrington HS as a Special Ed. social worker and as the Student Assistance Program Coordinator. She has numerous career experiences in youth and adult mental health settings and has been in private practice since 2011.
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