Minnesota Department of Health

March 2016 Evergreen Annual Conference:
Creating Hope & Healingfor Youth & Families


Conference Dates:  Thursday, March 24th & Friday, March 25th, 2016
Location:                  Sanford Regional Events Center in Bemidji
CEUS:                      12 CEUs for the full conference (Thursday – 6.5 CEUs & Friday – 5.5 CEUs) Ethics participants receive 7 CEUs on Thursday for 12.5 total conference CEUs)
Check Out our New Seminar line-up for 2016:
  • "Her:' A Personal Story of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Healing the Wound: The Family's Journey Through Chemical Dependency
  • Emerging Natural and Synthetic Drugs of Abuse
  • Helping Homeless Students Succeed
  • Promoting Independence: Resources & Best Practices for Foster Care Youth
  • Understanding Epilepsy to Promote Correct Diagnosis in Childhood and Effective Early Intervention
  • Restorative Parenting: Rebuilding the Parent-Child Relationship in the Aftermath of Violence or Trauma in the Home
  • Compassionate Care for Sexually Exploited Youth
  • Hope & Resilience: Cultural Protective Factors in American Indian Suicide Prevention
  • Nurturing the Spirit: Beyond Behavior Management
  • Following My Dreams: The Story of a Bi-racial, Two-Spirited Young Woman Who Becomes a Youth Advocate
Who should attend? This annual conference is intended for parents and caregivers, youth workers and nonprofit organization staff, tribal staff, teachers and paraprofessionals, mental health professionals and therapists, nurses, county child protection and human services staff, social workers, Rule 25 assessors, judges, probation officers, and others working with children, youth, and families. The conference is also appropriate for: ATOD prevention and treatment professionals, public health professionals, health educators, and other concerned community members and leaders.


Still a Great Deal! Registration fees for the full conference include: registration, all materials, a continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee available throughout the day for both days. Participants who have attended previous conferences say that they were well fed!


Early Bird Deadline:  Register by Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 for the lowest conference rate.  Group discounts available.
Or via the Evergreen website:   Visit www.evergreenyfs.org and click the conference & training link on the home pageand then click the 2016 Conference link.  Note:  You may still pay by check (to avoid a credit card processing fee) even if you register online.
Registration Questions:  Please feel free to call our registration coordinator, Kari Bloomquist, at (direct line) 218-441-4562 or (218) 751-8223, x123 or email her at:  kbloomquist@evergreenyfs.org.


Conference Sponsors:  Sanford Events Center, the Bemidji State University Social Work Department, Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless Foundation, Minnesota Children’s Trust Fund/Minn. DHS, the George Family Foundation/Catalyst Initiative, Bemidji Area Indian Health Service, Minnesota DHS/Office of Economic Opportunity, First National Bank of Bemidji , and Northern Dental Access Center

Conference Supporters:   ■ Nystrom & Associates – Brainerd ■ Prairie St. John’s – Fargo  ■ WINGS Treatment Center Lichtfield Accountable Communities for Health & Statewide Health Improvement ProgramMinnesota Teen Challenge


Becky Schueller, Executive Director
Evergreen Youth & Family Services
610 Patriot Drive, NW/PO Box 662
Bemidji, MN  56619-0662
Direct Line:  (218) 441-4561
Auto Attendant:  (218) 751-8223, x119
Fax:  (218) 751-8070
Email:  rschueller@evergreenyfs.org
Web:  www.evergreenyfs.org


Amy Kenzie
Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN)
Program Coordinator Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Coordinator, Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health

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