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Speakers Bureau

YSB knows kids! Are you looking for information on issues that impact youth and families– YSB can help!

YSB has a long history of working with others throughout the community to provide education and resources. From finding a balance with technology to learning effective parent-child communication strategies, we have the expertise you’re looking for! 

 

Questions?

Interested in a specific topic? Researching dates and times?

Please email questions to: merri.guggisberg@ysb.net or call 651-735-9534.

From Presentation: ‘ANGST’- A Documentary Raising Awareness about Anxiety

Shown left to right: Dan P. – NAMI Washington County, Pam M. – Woodbury Thrives & Make It OK, Shelby B. – YSB Diversion Specialist, Mike H. – YSB Family Therapist/Program Director, Margaret W. – Woodbury Thrives & Make It OK, Gina J. – YSB/D833 Chemical Health Prevention Specialist, Merri G. – YSB Youth & Family Education Coordinator

 

What is the “Speakers Bureau”?

YSB’s Speakers Bureau program helps you provide high quality parent education to your audience or workplace.

Raising kids is more complicated than ever before. Kids are exposed to things that didn’t exist when their parents were kids – e-cigarettes, social media, cyber-bullying – and there aren’t a lot of community resources to help parents of teens and pre-teens figure it all out.

Through Speakers Bureau, our staff share their expertise to help your audience better understand the challenges youth and families face and provide practical solutions for managing those challenges.

We realize that parents are busy and fitting another thing into their schedule can be challenging. We also know that parents don’t stop being parents when they go to work each day. Lunch and Learns help us reach busy parents right in the workplace.

“Thank you for your passion and knowledge! I’m glad there’s help for this age. Counties do a great job with birth to 5 programs, but we parents need more help with grade school, middle school, and high school. We can’t help what we don’t know – we need to be taught too.”

Parent Attendee

Group Presentations – in the Community

By engaging a YSB speaker for your school, community organization or faith community – you help families get the practical tips and tools they need to support the emotional and behavioral health of their kids.

How does it work?
YSB partners with you to determine staff availability on the topic of interest. Presentations range from 20 – 90 minutes based on your needs. YSB will remain available after the presentation to answer any questions.

Cost
Please contact Merri Guggisberg, Youth and Family Education Coordinator for details about Speakers Bureau fees. merri.guggisberg@ysb.net or call 651-735-9534.

Lunch and Learns – at Work

Our Lunch and Learn program helps employees learn right where they are!

Benefit to Employees
It’s no secret that what we are dealing with at home has a direct impact on our work performance. At YSB our goal is to address concerns early, before they become too large or costly to handle. By hosting a Lunch and Learn, you help your employees get practical tips and tools to support the health and well being of their kids and family.

How does it work?
YSB partners with you to schedule a time and location for the Lunch and Learn. Employees are invited to bring their lunch and listen to an informal 20-30 minute presentation on a topic of your choice. Employees can come and go as they please. YSB will remain available after the presentation to answer any questions.

Cost
Please contact Merri Guggisberg, Youth and Family Education Coordinator for details about Lunch and Learn fees. merri.guggisberg@ysb.net or call 651-735-9534.  

Interested?

Contact Us! Call, Email, or Complete a Online Request Form.  Once we receive your request, we’ll respond within 5 business days.