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Building Resilience in Rural Youth: Making an Impact Through Youth Programming

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Add to Calendar 2022-02-01 18:00:00 2022-02-01 20:00:00 Building Resilience in Rural Youth: Making an Impact Through Youth Programming Have you noticed youth struggling with changes and how to cope with ongoing stressors? Behavioral issues that seem to be coming out of nowhere?  On December 14, 2021 KARE 11 News ran a story about stress in Minnesota youth. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, there has been a 30% increase in children arriving at emergency departments with mental health issues. Often, when a youth is discharged after receiving services - there are two youth waiting for that one bed. Teaching our youth resiliency and coping skills may help reduce the frequency of youth hitting this crisis stage of stress and requiring emergency services.  Recognizing that youth in rural and farming communities have different needs and strengths than their counterparts in more urban centers, we are looking forward to an engaging evening talking about resiliency - and how to foster it in our rural youth.  We hope that by participating in this conversation you will come away with a greater understanding of the needs of our youth, and how you can make an impact through youth programming. We will provide background information, hands on tools and resources for further education through our time spent together. Ag Partners Ag Partners Ag Partners America/Chicago public

Time

Central time

Location

Ag Partners
101 Broadway St N
Goodhue, MN 55027

Contact

Danielle Rice, Administrative Assistant
riced@umn.edu or 651-385-3100

Aly Kloeckner, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
schw1348@umn.edu or 651-385-3100

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Have you noticed youth struggling with changes and how to cope with ongoing stressors? Behavioral issues that seem to be coming out of nowhere? 

On December 14, 2021 KARE 11 News ran a story about stress in Minnesota youth. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, there has been a 30% increase in children arriving at emergency departments with mental health issues. Often, when a youth is discharged after receiving services - there are two youth waiting for that one bed. Teaching our youth resiliency and coping skills may help reduce the frequency of youth hitting this crisis stage of stress and requiring emergency services. 

Recognizing that youth in rural and farming communities have different needs and strengths than their counterparts in more urban centers, we are looking forward to an engaging evening talking about resiliency - and how to foster it in our rural youth. 

We hope that by participating in this conversation you will come away with a greater understanding of the needs of our youth, and how you can make an impact through youth programming. We will provide background information, hands on tools and resources for further education through our time spent together.

Audience

4-H leaders, youth workers, youth group leaders

Cost

Free

Registration

Please complete this Google Form if you plan to attend to ensure we have enough materials for all participants.

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