Youth Change Professional Development Workshops’
Workshops, Resources &
Struggling & Problem Students
News Archive 2015-2016
Welcome to the archive for Youth Change Professional Development Workshops’ news. Youth Change Workshops is your best, most inventive source for innovative strategies to help, teach and counsel children and teens. Our news focuses on our keynote speakers, lively behavior change posters, information-packed workshops and more. This specific page of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops’ huge, information-packed website, is the place to catch up with our news from 2015 and 2016.
Here at Youth Change Professional Development, we are always coming up with exciting, new behavior and classroom management strategies; amazing, new posters and insightful articles that show you step-by-step how to help students succeed in school, home and community. Our News pages capture all those developments so you will never miss any important innovations or events.
On this page, you will find older news from 2015-2016. The news articles deliver updates, new developments, recently added events and other key happenings here at Youth Change Workshops. These news briefs keep you current on our ebooks, audio books and print books, upcoming counselor and teacher professional development training workshops coming around the country, and online courses and webinars that offer affordable graduate and undergraduate college credit and a wide range of CEUs. Our online news also keeps you posted on our latest classroom and behavior management posters, our newest online and on-site workshops and much more.
You can also keep up with us by signing up to receive our free, monthly Behavior and Classroom Management Problem-Solver Blog. The blog full of use-now behavior and classroom management strategies. It is emailed to you monthly and is jam packed with our newest classroom and behavior management ideas and the latest in our problem-stopping professional development training resources.
Links can change so if a link fails, let us know. We’ll try to locate the resource for you. All of the staff here at Youth Change Professional Development Workshops are professional development experts, and ready to help you with your professional development resource questions. We can help you with queries about keynote speakers to breakout workshops to day-long seminars and inexpensive webinars. Be sure to let us know if we can assist you with your professional development needs, or if you are seeking books or posters, we can help there too. You can email us or call 1.503.982.4220.
Student Behavior Expert Ruth Herman Wells
Quoted in Newspaper Article
According to many teachers, counselors, special educators, social workers and principals nationwide, K-12 student behavior has seriously deteriorated since the beginning of the contentious 2016 presidential election. In addition, problems with emotional functioning, mental health and stress are widely believed to be worsening, especially in students with significant pre-existing issues. Educators, counselor and others are widely reporting significant increases in problems with student bullying, racial conflict, name calling, inappropriate touch, sexually inappropriate language and lying.
In an article printed by the Waterbury CT newspaper, the Republican American, Youth Change Director Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. offers expert comment in a citation included in the piece. The article ran on October 30, 2016. To view the online version of the print article on the election’s negative impact on student behavior, emotional functioning and social conduct, click here.
2016 Portland, Oregon
Teacher Inservice Days Workshops Scheduled
Get ready for a dynamic inservice training workshop experience. Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop returns to Portland, Oregon. The popular counselor and teacher professional development training conference is coming back on October 13-14, 2016. Work-study scholarships are available by making a quick call to 503.982.4220. $60 college graduate credit and 10 free clock hours are offered. If you come from Washington State, 10 Washington State Teacher OSPI Clock Hours are available for $20. Learn more about earning Washington State Teacher Clock Hours here. Read the details of this strategy-filled professional development workshop. View the workshop flyer here. If you sign up, you will leave with 200 innovative solutions for your worst student behavior and classroom management problems. Even better, you get to name your student behavioral problems at the start of the inservice workshop, and you’ll receive specific interventions for those exact concerns. You can also take the workshop online. Online Group Licenses are also offered. October 14, 2016 is Oregon’s statewide teacher inservice day so be sure to sign up early. This is the one student behavior and classroom management inservice workshop that you’ve heard about. It’s the one you can’t afford to miss so make the one or two day investment that yields years-long results, results, results. May, 2016.
Youth Change Speaker and Director
Ruth Herman Wells, M.S.
To Present to
CASA of South Central Nebraska 2016 Inservice Training Conference
If you have difficult students, you should plan to be in Hastings, Nebraska on June 2-3, 2016 for a two day inservice training workshop with Youth Change Professional Development Workshops’ Director Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. Sponsored by CASA of South Central Nebraska, this workshop will include a special focus on the issues faced by CASA volunteers and staff. Your tuition includes the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth course workbook. Early registrations include a copy of Ruth’s Behavior Change Handout book. For details on this professional development inservice training opportunity, visit the workshop sponsor, CASA of Southern Nebraska’s website, or call CASA at 402-463-1030. May, 2016.
2017 Seattle, Washington
Professional Development Training Workshop Scheduled
Sign up now to be in Seattle for our next counselor and teacher professional development conference. We are returning to Seattle, Washington for another presentation of the popular Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop. The dynamic, information-packed, strategy-filled conference is coming back to Seattle, Washington on May 4-5, 2017. If you are on a poor budget, easy-to-get, work-study scholarships are available by calling Youth Change Workshops at 503.982.4220. You can choose to earn optional $45 college graduate credit. If you need CEUs, 10 free clock hours are offered. If you are a Washington State teacher or counselor, you can earn 10 Washington State Teacher OSPI Clock Hours for $20. Read more about Washington State Teacher Clock Hours here. Read more about this powerful professional development workshop here. Or, you can view the workshop flyer. Online training options also are offered. Sign up to take the workshop online. If you have a group, Online Group Licenses are offered. May, 2016.
Student Motivation Expert Ruth Herman Wells
Explains How to Motivate Unmotivated Students
in In-Depth Radio Interview
In her third interview with the Changing Behavior Network, Youth Change Professional Development Workshops’ expert on motivating unmotivated students, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. gives exciting, new, more effective motivational methods that you can use right now. If you’re searching for creative, focused, use-now motivational strategies for K-12 students that get the job done, be sure to listen to this new interview with Youth Change’s top expert on how to motivate even the most unmotivated child or teen. Ruth also explains what’s gone wrong, and how to help even the most resistant apathetic, absent, tardy, bored, disinterested student. If you work with unmotivated students, this half hour interview has the tips, tricks, tools and strategies you need to motivate students– even those who have a history of long term failure in school, home and community. Listen to this lively interview and get expert advice here. Many of the innovative student motivational strategies are taken from Ruth’s workshops, and from the book pictured above, Maximum-Strength Motivation-Makers, part of the All the Best Answers for the Worst Kid Problems series. March, 2016.
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops
Expert Help Where You Need It and When You Need It
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops is now optimized for your mobile device. Get the same fast expert help on student classroom behavior management problems, find a live inservice training workshop, watch an online professional development course, or read a problem-solving help article— all on your cell phone or tablet. February, 2016.
Youth Change Director Ruth Herman Wells, M.S.
Is Keynote Speaker at G-CASE Conference
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops’ Director, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. will be the keynote speaker at the November 3, 2016 G-CASE Conference. That’s the training conference for Georgia Administrators of Special Education. Ruth will also be a breakout workshop presenter at the training conference. Learn more about the G-CASE 2016 Conference. February, 2016.
New Professional Development Video
Features Workshop Instructor and Keynote Speaker
Ruth Herman Wells, M.S.
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops has released a new video of Director Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. This video showcases Ruth’s work as a workshop instructor and keynote speaker. Filmed in Seattle, Washington, the video includes participants’ reviews, clips and information for teachers, counselors, principals, social workers and juvenile justice staff to get acquainted with Ruth and Youth Change Workshops. View the video. June, 2015.
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops
Gives Back to the Community
Every year Youth Change donates a portion of its proceeds to a school or agency that serves troubled students. This year, we did something completely different and purchased yearbooks for local graduating high school students who otherwise would not be able to afford their own copy. All of these students are or were coping with severe tragedies, crises, poverty or other difficult issues. None of them knew they would be receiving a yearbook and were shocked and surprised when they did. When you work with Youth Change Workshops, a portion of what you pay us is returned to the community. Isn’t it good to know that you’re working with an organization that is actively giving back? June, 2015.
2016 Seattle, Washington
K-12 Counselor-Teacher Professional Development Workshop Scheduled
Picture yourself in Seattle for our next professional development conference. Sign up now for the next Seattle, Washington Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop. The popular conference is coming back to Seattle on May 5-6, 2016. Work-study scholarships are available by calling 503.982.4220. $45 college graduate credit and 10 free clock hours are offered. In addition, 10 Washington State Teacher OSPI Clock Hours are available for $20. Learn more about earning Washington State Teacher Clock Hours here. Read the details of this information-packed professional development workshop. We promise that you will leave with 200 innovative solutions for your worst student behavior and classroom management problems. For more details, you can also view the workshop flyer. You can also sign up to take the workshop online. Online Group Licenses are also available for this powerful, problem-stopping student behavior management workshop. That means that whether you attend live or stay at your own site, you can train your whole team quickly and affordably. May, 2015.
Professional Development Workshop
Parent Partnership Benefit Scheduled
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops and Instructor Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. are excited to announce that they are going to provide a teacher-counselor training workshop that will benefit the Parent Partnership in Cottage Grove Oregon. The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Benefit Workshop costs just $99 to register. That’s a special, one-time, low rate. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Parent Partnership, a local non-profit providing an array of vital services to children who struggle or face challenges.
Workshop participants will learn 200 cutting-edge classroom management techniques and strategies to turnaround or prevent students’ academic, school, social, behavioral and mental health problems. This workshop is the perfect professional development skill-building training for teachers, special educators, principals, foster parents, mental health counselors, guidance counselors, juvenile justice staff and after-school program workers. Read more about the Breakthrough Strategies Workshop and see other general session workshop sites and dates here.
The benefit professional development workshop is scheduled to be held June 17-18, 2015 at Cottage Grove High School in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Cottage Grove is located about 20 minutes south of Eugene, Oregon, and about two and a half hours south of Portland, Oregon. It is easily reached via I-5 from Northern California and Southern Oregon. Lodging options are available within a mile of the workshop site. Cottage Grove is a small, beautiful, rural town that is known for preserved historic murals in its downtown. Cottage Grove has several highly rated restaurants, plus bookstores, shops and unique area activities.
Workshops participants can earn 1 grad college credit or 10-20 Oregon Teacher Professional Development Units (PDUs). College credit will cost $45 payable at the door upon arrival. 10 Clock Hours/CEUs, suitable for counselors, social workers, psychologists, MFTs, mental health therapists, juvenile justice workers and others, will also be offered at no additional charge.
The workshop will be instructed by veteran author, trainer and columnist Ruth Herman Wells, M.S., director of Youth Change Workshops.
Now Youth Change Professional Development Workshops,
the Expert on Student Classroom Behavior Management,
is an Expert on Klout
Klout has added expert badges and Youth Change Professional Development Workshops has earned that designation. If you’re looking for classroom behavior management experts, look no farther than Klout and Youth Change Workshops and you know you’re going to be in good hands. Trust the experts from Youth Change, now top-ranked by the authority on expertise, Klout. Note that you have to have an account to view Klout, but it’s free to start one. Click to enlarge picture. May, 2015.
Youth Change Workshops’
Next Professional Development Workshops Scheduled
Register now for the next Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshops, coming to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. The Seattle workshop will be held on May 7-8, 2015. The Portland, Oregon workshop is scheduled for October 8-9, 2015. Scholarships are available by calling 503.982.4220. College graduate credit and 10 free clock hours are offered.
Read the details of this popular professional development workshop that promises to help you solve your worst behavior and classroom management problems. You can also view the workshop flyer. You can also sign up to take the workshop online. Group Licenses are now available for the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop so you can train your whole team affordably online. December, 2014.
Group Licenses Now Available
for Youth Change’s
Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
Professional Development Workshop
Now you can afford to bring the best, most useful professional development training to your whole team. Affordable Group Licenses are now available for the Online Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop. This is the professional development workshop that helps you solve all your worst student behavior and classroom management problems. You can learn more about this problem-stopping online workshop, or view the workshop flyer.
Group License information is all on one page for you to quickly read and then make your purchase. Professional development Group Licenses can be purchased for as many or as few staff as you wish. If your staff can watch a YouTube video, they can watch this workshop. It’s just that easy. Even better, college graduate credit costs just $45, and there is no charge for most clock hours. 10 clock hours are offered, as is 1 graduate college credit. You’ll also learn approximately 200 innovative student success, behavior and motivation strategies, and receive a course workbook. December, 2014.
Youth Change Workshops’ Classroom Poster #323
Now #2 Most Popular School Poster on Amazon
We’re very excited because our Poster #323 has zoomed up to almost the very top of Amazon.com. It is the #2 most popular school poster in terms of sales in the U.S. on Amazon.
Poster #323 is also one of Amazon’s “Most Wished for Posters” and one of its “Hottest New Releases.” Thanks to the thousands and thousands of teachers, counselors and mental health workers who have bought thousands and thousands of Poster #323 on Amazon in the past few weeks. December, 2014.
Youth Change Workshops’ New
Amazon Partnership and Classroom Poster Page
Youth Change is now partnering with Amazon.com to sell our popular posters. Now, you can buy many of our posters directly from Amazon.com and get free shipping and the other benefits of shopping with Amazon like fast overnight and two day shipping that is often free for Prime Amazon members. Poster #323 was an Amazon Top 5 Best-Selling Classroom Poster during much of August. Visit our new Amazon poster page. September, 2014.
Youth Change Posters Dominate
Amazon’s Hot New Classroom Posters List
Youth Change Workshops’ classroom posters dominated Amazon.com’s Best New Classroom Posters list for most of August. Poster #323 was featured for much of the month as pictured at left. Youth Change’s posters are so popular this August that it is impossible to keep up with the demand both on Amazon and on the poster pages on our website. Visit our new Amazon poster page. September, 2014.
Youth Change Workshops’ Classroom Posters
Star on Popular TV Show
Look at the poster to the left of the board in this screen grab of an episode of Season 4 of the popular TV show, The Wire. One of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops’ posters is clearly the star of the episode. It’s our Poster #33, a really hard-hitting substance abuse prevention poster. You don’t need to be on TV to add Poster #033 to your classroom. Poster #33 will star in your classroom for the humble price of $8. July, 2014.
Youth Change Workshops’ Classroom Poster #323
Rockets to the Top of Amazon
It’s back-to-school poster buying time and Youth Change’s Poster #323 has zoomed up to the top (#14) of Amazon classroom poster sales in the U.S. (Late July update: Poster #323 is now ranked #5.) This poster is only about 6 months old but is already a favorite with teachers who have students who refuse to do their work, fail to finish their work, or frequently turn in assignments incomplete or late. Since most teachers have a least a few students evidencing these problems, I guess the success of this classroom poster was inevitable.
Another surprise: a grammar poster, Poster #217, is very high on Amazon’s list of Most Wished For School Posters, coming in at #23. You can own all of Youth Change’s amazing classroom posters quickly and easily, and you don’t have to click over to Amazon to get them. You can purchase all of our classroom posters right here on our website for just $8 each. Even better, for a short while, you’ll find free shipping too. Just enter the code FS into the online order form when you check out, or be sure to mention the code when you order by phone. July, 2014.
Behavior and Classroom Management Workshop
Set for 2015
Youth Change Workshops’ popular professional development workshop is scheduled to return to Seattle, Washington on May 7-8, 2015. The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop delivers hundreds of use-now, improved behavior modification strategies for social, mental health, and in-school problems posed by students in grades Pre-K through 12. Scholarships are offered by calling 503.982.4220 or request information via email. Learn more about the workshop financial aid scholarships open to teachers, students, counselors, mental health workers and anyone who works with difficult children or teens. June, 2014
Breakthrough Strategies Professional Development Workshop
Coming to Idaho School Social Worker Conference
If you’re an Idaho social worker, plan to be in Boise on October 2-3, 2014 to participate in Youth Change’s Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop. All 10 hours of the popular professional development course are being presented at the Idaho School Social Worker Conference. Clock hours and other continuing ed options are offered. This is a reduced fee event with tuition starting at just $25, courtesy of the Idaho School Social Workers Association and the Boise Education Association. Contact the Idaho School Social Workers Association to learn more. May, 2014
Youth Change Director
Author and Trainer Ruth Herman Wells’
Article Featured on Los Angeles Education Partnership
Blog and Website
Youth Change Director Ruth Herman Wells’ article “Regulators or Educators: Who Should Run K-12?” is featured on the Los Angeles Education Partnership (LAEP) website and newsletter. Read the article on the LAEP site or view the article and comments here on our site. The article was first posted on May 6, 2014 and examines the future of innovation and change in K-12 education. May, 2014
New On-Site Webinars
Make Professional Development Easy
for Your School or Agency
If you’ve got lots of student behavior problems but little time or budget to upgrade staff’s behavior and classroom management strategies, Youth Change Workshops’ new online professional development webinars can transform your behavior and classroom management problems right now. All you need is an internet connection and a large monitor, and you can instantly receive a live workshop tailored to provide solutions to your staff’s most serious student behavior problems. A webinar is a live workshop that is interactive, held online at your site via streaming video. You choose the day and times that work for you. Staff will name the student behavior and classroom management problems and will immediately see and learn hundreds of updated, more effective behavior and classroom management methods. Each webinar is customized to fit your staff and students, as shown in the image of a online course schedule shown at right. This webinar was provided to a charter school in Ohio, and delivered about 70 strategies. To learn more visit our On-Site Online Professional Development page, call 1.800.545.5736 or email us for cost and details. You could be solving your worst student behavior problems tomorrow. April, 2014
Youth Change Classroom Posters Popular on Pinterest
Youth Change Workshops’ classroom posters are proving to be very popular on Pinterest. As shown on the left, the posters and images pictured are the most pinned items from Youth Change Workshops. To see our popular counseling and classroom posters for yourself, visit this link or access Pinterest directly from the icon below.
New Professional Development Resource
Youth Change Workshops’ new professional development resource catalog is now out. Now in full color, this edition of our catalog makes ordering our professional development resources easier. Check out the catalog to see all of our problem-stopping classroom and behavior management books, surprisingly effective school and classroom posters, and affordable online professional development workshops. April, 2014
Call Ruth Herman Wells, M.S., Director of Youth Change Workshops at 1.800.545.5736 or click to email