American Teens in Crisis is a conference 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.
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8 PGP's / CEUs/ Mental Health Credits
CEUs for the American Teens in Crisis Conference are provided by Regional Mental Health.
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Jennifer Powers, MA, MCC
A highly sought after coach, trainer, and author. She is a leading expert in helping professionals improve their confidence and competence so they can live and work at their full potential.
Jennifer founded her coaching speaking practice in 2005. Since then she has coached hundreds of professionals, executives and entrepreneurs and has delivered powerful keynote addresses to over 250,000 people around the globe.
In January of 2016, Jennifer received her MCC (Master Certified Coach), the highest earned credential from the International Coach Federation, which puts her in the top 4% of coaches worldwide. She earned a Master's Degree in Sociology from the University of Houston and received her training and certification from Coach Training Alliance.
Jennifer's best-selling books Oh, Shift! and Oh, Shift! for Teens use the power of choice to step into a more productive mindset to make better decisions, step out of the victim and into the victor mentality, build confidence and become part of your own solution.
Learn more about our guest speaker here.
Todd S. Willis MA, LMHC, LCAC, LPC
Todd has been working at Porter-Starke Services since November 2000 and has been serving children and their families for 20 years. During this time period he has worked with a variety of children, adolescents, and their families in a number of settings including schools, hospitals, residential, day treatment, outpatient and juvenile detention centers. His current role of Director of Prevention and Education allows him to work closely in the community with the goal of decreasing mental health and addiction stigma. In addition, Todd has a passion to help people build protective factors and develop strategies to prevent mental health, addiction and suicide from developing within themselves and their families. He is a licensed mental health counselor and a licensed clinical addiction counselor in the state of Indiana and Missouri. Todd also serves on several community boards including: The Starke County Community Corrections Advisory Board, Porter County Drug Juvenile Drug Court, Porter County Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, and Porter County Tobacco Prevention and Education Coalition, PATH Board. PC Substance Free, Porter County Substance Abuse Council.
Todd lives with his wife Kendra in Porter County with their six year old daughter and three year old son. He is an avid musician and is very involved in his local community.
SCHOLARSHIPS- We have a limited amount of scholarships available for parents and individuals. To be considered for a scholarship please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and a brief paragraph explaining your motivation for attending the conference and how you intend to use the knowledge you gain.
CHECKS & PURCHASE ORDERS. Please contact Lori@positiveteenhealth.org if you would like to pay via cash, check or Purchase Order.