Thursday March 16, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm  

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Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd. Ste A
Hamilton, OH 45011

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Heather Wells 
Butler County Family & Children First Council 

Your Trainer

Kelly Felton is a speaker, trainer and technical assistance provider for community leaders, organizations and communities interested in positive youth development.  She has committed her career to helping youth make safe and healthy choices with a wide variety of experiences. 

She currently is the West Central Minnesota Regional Prevention Coordinator providing training and technical assistance for communities wanting to make environmental change to reduce substance abuse within their community. 

Prior to working in the prevention field, Kelly spent 5 years as a Probation Officer for Cass County, MN.  Her experience working within systems and making community connections allows her to influence community partners and systems to work together to make communities a safe and healthy place for youth.   She helps community members understand their role in reducing risky behavior while promoting protective factors.


The Developmental Relationships Workshop: Creating Connections That Help Kids Thrive and Motivating Youth by Igniting their Sparks

Join us for a full day of training presented by Kelly Felton from the Search Institute! The day will be broken up into the following two workshops;

Relationships are too important to leave to chance. Educational success and social-emotional development blossom when caring adults and supportive peers are present in young people’s lives. During the The Developmental Relationships Workshop, participants will learn practical ways to put these concepts into practice while strengthening motivation, persistence, and other skills that are essential for success in school and beyond. 

Learn how to motivate young people in your school, organization, or community by tapping their “sparks,” their deep passions and interests. We will discover the central role of sparks in engaging and motivating youth to learn, contribute, and grow. Participants will explore how to engage young people in identifying, cultivating, and expressing their sparks and will develop strategies for intentionally engaging young people in conversations and actions that are rooted in their passions and interests.

For more information on either workshop check out the Search Institute websiteFull day attendance is required to see how these two important concepts work together.

CEUs: 5.5 Social Work CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Social Worker Board Approval RSX050901. 5.5 contact hours for educators. 

Who should attend: Teachers and school administrators, social service providers, adults that work directly with youth, staff from family serving organizations, peer partners or mentors (High school ages and up), faith organizations or leaders, etc. 

Cost: Free!!

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This event is presented in collaboration with The Butler County Juvenile Court and Strong Families Safe Communities Grant