10th Annual Working With Youth Conference
May 14 & 15, 2015
Killington Grand Resort, Killington, VT
Who Should Attend?
This annual conference brings together anyone whose personal or professional life impacts the lives of youth in some significant way. The event typically draws over 250 attendees. A broad spectrum of individuals attend including educators, social workers, staff members from teen-centers and out of school time programs, health care professionals and numerous others from fields that involve interaction with young people. The Vermont Working with Youth Conference is an ongoing project that delivers both general and targeted learning opportunities designed to build shared vocabulary, common tools, and the depth of commitment that Vermont’s youth deserve. By participating in this process together, we hope to highlight our common practice, forge tighter networks, and bring greater attention to all of us who work to improve the lives of youth aged 10-21.
Call for Presentations
Now accepting presentation proposals for the 2015 Working with Youth Conference!

This year our broad focus for workshop content is moving us forward by supporting our roots. We’re hoping to celebrate the growing youth care movement in Vermont by providing basic skills content for a host of new youth care workers, while also supporting our current veterans to grow their core competencies. To that end, we’re particularly interested in content that focuses on core competencies around the tools we all should have at our disposal as youth workers: trauma informed care, substance use awareness, youth culture, positive youth development, and cultural competency are just a few of the examples. Of course we’re also looking for workshops that affirm and support youth care workers through tangible self-care practices. All workshop proposals received by January 5, 2015 will be considered. Click here for more information.
Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Credit hours are being requested for: Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors and other Allied Mental Health Professionals, and Licensed and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors. Attendance certificates will be available at the end of the conference day for all participants.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available and must be pre-approved. To inquire, contact Cindy Sherwood at or 802-865-5202.
Working With Youth Award
This award is intended to honor individuals working with or on behalf of Vermont youth across all levels of youth service. It will honor an agent of change who has worked or volunteered for at least 3 years in some capacity with or for Vermont youth and who has supported or promoted youth leadership.

The Award winner could be: a caring community volunteer who has significantly impacted the lives of a small group of youth; a dedicated frontline caseworker; or an executive director who is positively changing whole agency culture and approaches. The spirit of the Award honors all work on behalf of youth, regardless of a person’s position.

This award will be given by the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs to honor and celebrate an individual who has made a significant difference in the life or lives of Vermont youth.
Thank You to Our 2014 Conference Sponsors
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