Thursday, July 27, 2017
10 AM- Noon CDT
FREE for YIPA members
$40 for non-YIPA members
Youth work is difficult but it can be especially challenging when a youth has unique physical, emotional or cognitive needs. Most likely, you will encounter a youth struggling with Tourette syndrome or who is on the autism spectrum. As youth workers, we need to be able to engage these youth so that they can better interact with their peers and get the most out of our programs.
With a basic understanding of these disorders, there are ways you can help a youth living with Tourette syndrome or on the autism spectrum to succeed in one-on-one services or in a group setting. This includes strategies for supporting a youth in managing the behavioral symptoms that can negatively impact their engagement with you, their peers and others.
From this training, you will learn to identify the characteristics associated with Tourette syndrome and autism spectrum disorders and how they impact a youth’s interactions with others. You will also learn strategies that will enhance your work with youth living with these challenges.
- Identify the characteristics of Tourette syndrome and autism spectrum disorders
- Understand the impact of these disorders on group performance
- Identify strategies and techniques for working in group settings that will support youth living with Tourette syndrome and autism spectrum disorders
Brian Swerine, a program relations executive with Northern Star Council-Boy Scouts of America, has presented on this topic to schools across Minnesota. He brings to this presentation experience in Youth Intervention work (e.g. diversion, intercultural exchange and disability services) in addition to having a loved one who lives with Tourette syndrome.
In addition to his work with the Northern Star Council, Brian is the acting executive director and board secretary of the Tourette Association of America-MN Chapter and was named the Tourette Association of America National Volunteer of the year for 2016 along with his wife, Lori.
Brian received his Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D) from Hamline University and a bachelor of arts degree from Augsburg College. Since 2005, he has been a Visiting Adjunct Professor at DeVry University in Chicago where he lectures on juvenile justice, drugs and society, and victimology.
Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: MENTAL HEALTH
- Online Training
- Thursday, July 27, 2017
- 10 AM- Noon CDT
- FREE for YIPA members
- $40 for non-YIPA members
- Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
- This training will count as 2 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.