Community Services Summit to discuss teen issues
The Community Council of St. Charles County, a regional provider of support services for nonprofit agencies, is hosting its annual Community Services Summit on Oct. 23, at Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles. The summit draws hundreds of individuals serving youth and families, and this year offers several break-out sessions directed at teen issues, including drug abuse and bullying.
Among the 10 break-out sessions are the teen-related topics of: Motivational Interviewing (a method for counseling teens); iEngage Teens (communication through technology); Trends in Youth Drug Abuse; Navigating the Treatment Arena; and Strategies to Help the Victim, Bully and Bystander. Participants can earn .4 CEU credits for these sessions through St. Charles Community College. A full list of session topics can be found on the Community Council Web site at www.communitycouncilstc.org.
The Community Services Summit also includes an extensive exhibit hall at which participants can meet and learn about local providers of services to youth and families.
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 prior to the event and $35 at the door. Guests may register at the Community Council Web site, www.communitycouncilstc.org, or by calling 978-2277. Exhibit space is also available.