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Youth Change Workshops has been lucky enough to get a lot of praise and accolades for its Inservice trainings; books for counselors and teachers; Behavior and Classroom Management Problem-Solver Blog and new online professional development classes. We’ve had so much attention that we’ve had to create an archive of past Youth Change news. Right now, you’re on our page for current news. So, If you are looking to learn even more about our innovative ideas for helping turnaround troubled and problem children and teens, stay tuned to the developments on this page.
It’s Time to Book Summer Inservice Training Workshops
It’s that time of year again. It’s time to book your summer inservice training for your school. Popular summer dates still remain but they may not last very long. If your staff struggle to engage unmotivated students, or are tired of spending precious instruction time on behavior management, then Youth Change’s Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop is the perfect solution. Taught by veteran author and instructor, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S., this eye-opening, practical, problem-stopping workshop is packed with 200 ready-to-use, more effective classroom and behavior management strategies. This is the one workshop that can actually transform your classrooms, hallways and playgrounds for the better. Your staff name the most persistent and serious social, emotional and behavior problems that their students present and we name the solutions. Click for more information on hosting on-site summer inservice training workshops. Click to read our flyer describing our popular summer school inservice training workshop. April, 2019.
South Dakota Special Education Teacher Conference
Features Youth Change Director’s Keynotes and Workshops
If you live near South Dakota, Youth Change Director, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. will be featured at the March 19-20, 2019 conference where she will give the opening and closing keynote addresses. She will also be presenting breakout training courses on students with conduct disorder who are very hard to manage. Her other breakout training workshops will focus on solutions for special education students who have motivation problems; and she is also scheduled to provide a training course offering effective classroom management strategies for sped teachers. Sign up to attend or read about this large, popular special education conference on the South Dakota Special Education Teacher Conference website. January, 2019.
Now You Can
Book Ruth Herman Wells and Youth Change
You can now book Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. and Youth Change for your next conference, institute, seminar, workshop or breakout by using eSpeakers.com. This addition offers more options to conferences, institutes, schools and universities that prefer to use a speakers bureau to book their keynotes and workshops. Youth Change is represented by several speakers bureaus. Email us if you wish to check out our list of bureaus that represent us. We are always happy to arrange your keynote, workshop, breakout or seminar with you directly. Email us or call 503-982-4220 if you wish to inquire about bringing our popular keynote or information-packed workshops to your next inservice event. September, 2018.
Youth Change Workshops Partners with How to Learn Academy
Youth Change Workshops’ signature online professional development course, Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth, is now available through How to Learn Academy. This link has an extensive preview and detailed course information. How to Learn Academy’s version of the course is the same information-packed, problem-stopping 10 hour online training, and it does have the college credit, CEUs, Oregon PDUs, and Washington State OSPI Clock Hours you need. August, 2018.
The 2018 Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin is Ready
Oregon Teacher Inservice Day is October 12, 2018 and the guide to all the workshops, courses, professional development trainings, college credit and PDUs is ready. The Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin is designed to offer fast help to teachers, principals, special educators and paraprofessionals to find the seminars and resources they need. The new edition also includes conferences for professional organizations and online distance learning professional development options as well. If you would like to list your upcoming Oregon or Southwest Washington workshop or conference, visit our workshop sign up information page that has all the information you need. There are free options to list your training. The Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin will be posted on the Oregon Department of Education site and distributed to every school, school district and ESD by email in early September. The Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin is a community service project of Youth Change Workshops with no cost to local or state government entities. July, 2018
Sundown M Ranch Annual Institute Features Youth Change Director as Keynote Speaker
On August 23, 2018, Youth Change director Ruth Herman Wells will be the keynote speaker for the annual Sundown M Ranch Institute in Yakima, WA. She will also present a breakout workshop on how to provide substance abuse treatment to youth with extremely unmanageable behavior. The conference is being held at the Yakima Convention Center. Click for more conference or workshop information or to register to attend. July, 2018
Youth Change Workshops’ Director
Featured on Lorman Professional Development Speaker Site
Lorman Workshops website is featuring Youth Change Workshop’s director, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. as one of its expert professional speakers. Lorman is one of the largest workshop providers in the country, and offers general session workshops and on-site professional development training on a wide range of topics including education and counseling. The Lorman Expert Professionals page pcitures Ruth at the far right in this screen grab shown above. July, 2018
Youth Change Director to Be Keynote Speaker for Hawaii Family Conference
Youth Change director Ruth Herman Wells is the headliner at the June 9, 2018 Hawaii Families as Allies Conference in Honolulu. Ruth will be providing two breakout sessions as well. This conference is free to area families who have children who are involved in the juvenile justice, protective services, mental health care systems or related services. This resource fair is designed to provide strategies and help to parents of area children who present challenges. Ruth will be speaking about those challenges in her keynote, which is entitled “Doing the Impossible Just Takes a Little Bit Longer.” Her two breakout workshops will offer specific strategies. One session will focus on acting-out, and the other will be a mental health Q & A, where parents can ask questions and get specific, use-now answers. June, 2018
2019 Seattle Teacher, Counselor
Breakthrough Behavior and Classroom Management Workshop Scheduled
Solve all your worst student behavior and classroom management problems in Seattle on April 18-19, 2019. The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop is coming back to Seattle to flood teachers, counselors, Job Corps staff, juvenile justice workers, psychologists, social workers, foster parents and special educators with the newest and best strategies that exist to turnaround problem and challenged children and teens. This is the one workshop that makes working with difficult students less difficult. Scholarships are offered if you have a bad budget. To request a financial aid scholarship work study slot, just call 503.982.4220 to grab one now. This is the one workshop that can solve both your student behavior problems– and your budget problems too. April, 2018
Pacific Lutheran University to Provide OSPI Hours for
Youth Change Online Workshop Participants
Youth Change Workshops is excited to announce that starting right now, Continuing Education at Pacific Lutheran University is offering 10 Washington State Teacher OSPI clock hours to Youth Change online workshop participants who successfully complete the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Online Workshop. There is an additional fee of $25 payable to PLU to process the 10 OSPI Clock Hours. PLU is an accredited provider of OSPI clock hours for courses. If you need more information about earning 10 Washington State Teacher Clock Hours from our popular 10 hour workshop, click here. To learn more about Pacific Lutheran University Continuing Education, click here. April, 2018
New Youth Change Workshops’ Catalog
Youth Change Workshops’ new catalog is out. View the catalog here. It’s full of our newest and best classroom management resources including our online teacher and counselor workshops that have optional $55 college credit and free CEUs and clock hours. Washington State educators who need OSPI hours can also earn those hours from our Breakthrough Strategies Workshop. The catalog also includes our classroom management books, ebooks and audio books, plus our popular student behavior posters. Shipping for orders over $15 is now free for shipment to the U.S. Shipping to Canada is a flat $12 per order. Working with difficult students doesn’t have to be so difficult with Youth Change’s updated resources, that now also include free shipping. And even better, we pay your sales tax if you’re from a state that collects tax on transactions. February, 2018
Online Breakthrough Strategies Classroom Management Workshop
Now Has New York State CTLE Approval for Teachers and Educators
Education World partner S & S Online Learning has been approved for New York State CTLE credentials for teachers and educators. S & S Online Learning hosts our Online Breakthrough Behavior Management Workshop. That means that New York State teachers and educators can receive S & S Online Learning’s CTLE approval number upon registration or completion of Youth Change’s Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Online Workshop when the course is purchased and taken on the S & S Online Learning site platform. Note: you must purchase and take our Online Breakthorugh Strategies Behavior Management course (click here) on the S & S Online Learning platform (and not purchase or take the course here on Youth Change’s platform) if you want the official New York State CTLE approval. Learn more about Youth Change’s Online Behavior Management course with CTLE approval for teachers and educators from Education World and S & S Online Learning by clicking one the links shown above. January, 2018
The All New 2017 Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin
is Now Available for Oregon Teacher Inservice Day October 13
Oregon Teacher Inservice Day is October 13, 2017. Get your copy of the 2017 Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin, released today by Youth Change Professional Development Workshops. Youth Change Workshops, in cooperation with the Oregon International Council, is the new publisher of the 2017 Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin. The Bulletin is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive guide to all the professional development trainings, workshops, events, courses, seminars and Inservice classes that will be offered for primary, elementary, middle and high school educators on that day. Click to add your K-12 teacher professional development workshop to the Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin. Click to view the Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin. This link will remain your most up-to-date source of information as new workshops, trainings, courses, classes, seminars and other Pre-K to Grade 12 teacher, principal and school counselor events are added. Read the 2017 Oregon Teacher Inservice Day Bulletin press release from Youth Change Workshops. Oregon Teacher Inservice Day is not far off so get your copy of the Inservice Day Bulletin now. August, 2017
Education World Partner to Host
Online Breakthrough Behavior Management Course
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops is excited to announce that online K-12 giant, Education World and its partner S & S Online Learning are now hosting our Online Breakthrough Behavior Management Workshop. This course is the first classroom management course from Education World and S& S Online Learning. It offers 10 clock hours and 1 graduate credit. This popular professional development training course can be taken completely online, meaning that now teachers, school counselors, principals and other youth professionals can upgrade their skills and solve their worst classroom management problems without leaving their classroom or office. Learn more about Youth Change’s Online Behavior Management course from Education World and S & S Online Learning. August, 2017
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops
is the New Publisher
of the 2017 Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops, in cooperation with the Oregon International Council, will be the new publisher of the 2017 Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin. Oregon Teacher Inservice Day is October 13, 2017 and the Bulletin is your guide to all the professional development workshops, courses, seminars and classes that will be offered for educators on that day. Click to add your K-12 teacher professional development workshop to the calendar. Click to view the Oregon Teacher Inservice Bulletin. This is the link that will be kept up-to-date as new workshops, seminars and other events are added. The Bulletin is getting a makeover and will now have color and larger print. In addition, the new Oregon Inservice Bulletin will be ADA compliant and easier to read for everyone. July, 2017
Seattle, Washington Breakthrough Strategies
2018 Teacher, Counselor
Professional Development Workshop Scheduled
If you have defiant, depressed, angry, absent, difficult or violent students, then plan to be in Seattle on April 19-20, 2018 for the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop. You’ll learn hundreds of use-now strategies that are more effective and more powerful than conventional approaches you learned in college or on the job. If you’re a teacher, counselor, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, school guidance counselor, family therapist, social worker or juvenile court staff member, this workshop will make your job so much easier. What kind of year will it be without Youth Change Workshops’ problem-stopping, problem-preventing, innovative behavior improvement strategies? Make the two day investment that delivers years-long results. We make working with difficult students less difficult. On a bad budget? Financial aid is a quick phone call away at 503.982.4220. Whether you have kid problems or money problems– or both– we can help. May, 2017
Online Breakthrough Strategies Workshop
Grad Credit and OSPI Washington Teacher Clock Hours
Registration Now Completed Online
When you sign up to take our Online Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop and want to earn 1 graduate credit, you can now sign up for credit completely online. The provider of our college graduate credit is Seattle Pacific University, and they have moved to a totally online registration system. Our Washington State OSPI Teacher Clock Hours provider for our online video Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop has also moved to online sign up. You still need to purchase the online professional development workshop here on Youth Change’s website. After purchasing, you will instantly be able to watch the online video workshop. After the purchase, you will also be receive sign-up information for earning optional college credit and 10 Washington State OSPI Teacher Hours. Our new Online Workshop College Credit and Washington State Clock Hours Information page has all the details you need to sign up. May, 2017
Seattle, Washington Workshop
Grad Credit and OSPI Teacher Hours
Registration Now Completed Online
When you register to attend our Seattle May 4-5, 2017 Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop and want to earn 1 graduate credit or 10 Washington State OSPI Teacher Clock Hours, you can now sign up for credit and hours online. The provider of our college graduate credit and Washington State Teacher Clock Hours, Seattle Pacific University has moved to online registration, streamlining sign-up for our participants who attend our conference in Seattle, Washington. You still need to register for the workshop here on Youth Change’s website, then you sign up for optional credit or hours. You can quickly sign up for credit and clock hours on Seattle Pacific University’s online registration page. You can start registering here for college credit and hours for our May 4-5, 2017 professional development workshop. You will find the new online university credit and clock hours registration system to be much faster and easier than using the old paper forms. Our College Credit and Washington State Clock Hours Information Page has all the details you need to register. April, 2017
Free Scholarships Open for
2017 Seattle, Washington
Counselor and Teacher
Professional Development Training Workshop
Sign up now to attend our Seattle May 4-5, 2017 Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop free as a scholarship participant helping out with workshop logistics. There are just a limited number of these free workshop registrations so call us now to grab one. Call 503-982-4220 and in just a couple of minutes you will be signed up to get all 200 awesome behavior and classroom management strategies offered in this information-packed workshop. Anyone who says they need a free slot can qualify. In exchange for free tuition, you will help out a bit with workshop logistics for the conference. You will still receive the same course workbook and materials, and can still earn affordable college graduate or undergraduate credit, along with free clock hours. (Washington State Clocks Hours cost $33.50 but all other clock hours have no charge.) Get the best classroom management workshop in the country at no charge by calling to become a scholarship participant. February, 2017.
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops
Partners with Central Washington University
To Offer Washington State Teacher Clock Hours
UPDATE: As of 2018, our new OSPI Teacher Clock Hours Provider is now Pacific Lutheran University. Read more details on our new partnership with PLU and the reduced price for OSPI Washington State Teacher Clock Hours here. Youth Change Professional Development Workshops has partnered with Central Washington University to offer Washington State OSPI Teacher Clock Hours for the affordable price of $33.50. We have 10 clock hours available for our online, in-person and on-site Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Trouble Youth Workshops. That means that if you’re a Washington State teacher who needs to quickly earn 10 Washington Teacher Hours, you’ve found the live, online or on-site professional development course that will deliver fast hours. To earn the hours, you attend a 10 hour live workshop, watch our 10 hour online course, or host a 10 hour on-site presentation at your school, agency or conference. Your homework is a pre- and post-test. Once you complete the two tests, you are ready to send in your forms and receive your hours– if you pass your tests, of course. Stop worrying about how to find Washington State Teacher Hours in a hurry. Youth Change Professional Development Workshops has you covered. We offer an information-packed classroom management workshop that will be one of the most useful, helpful, informative, problem-stopping course you’ve ever taken. Even better, we can help you get those important Washington State Teacher OSPI Clock Hours quickly, usually within a week to three weeks from start to finish. If you have questions about earning Washington State Teacher OSPI Clock Hours, email us for help, or call 800.545.5736. To read more details on all our inexpensive graduate and undergraduate courses for teachers, counselors, principals and other professionals and para-professionals, click here. To view an online workshop preview and see our easy clock hours sign up process, click here. View the CWU Washington State OSPI Teacher Hours registration page for Youth Change’s Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Workshop to see how fast and easy it is to sign up for Washington State OSPI Teacher Clock Hours. February, 2017.
Youth Change Director Ruth Herman Wells, M.S.
Keynotes Annual Lynn University Transitions Conference
Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. was the opening keynote speaker at Lynn University’s annual Transitions Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. Speaking to nearly 500 high school teachers, special educators, educational coaches, psychologists, school counselors and professors, Ruth discussed the reality of teaching students with learning differences. Read more details about the conference and keynote. To book Ruth for your next conference keynote, or for conference breakout workshops, call 1.800.545.5736 or email for information. Find out why Ruth’s keynotes and breakout workshops are often standing room only. February, 2017.
2017 Portland, Oregon
Professional Development Training Workshop Scheduled for
Oregon Teacher Inservice Day
Sign up now to be in Portland for our next counselor and teacher professional development conference. This popular workshop has limited space so don’t wait to sign up. The workshop features Youth Change Workshops Director, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. as instructor (shown at left.) Portland, Oregon teachers always turn out for a presentation of the popular Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Professional Development Workshop so early registration is highly recommended. The information-packed, fast-paced conference is coming back to Portland, Oregon on October 12-13, 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 also can choose to earn optional $55 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 from this course for a $20 fee. Read more about Washington State Teacher Clock Hours here. Read more about this powerful professional development workshop, or look for the workshop to be featured in the Oregon State Teacher Inservice Bulletin published each September. 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. January, 2017.
Call Ruth Herman Wells, M.S., Director of Youth Change Workshops at 1.800.545.5736 or click to email