2017-10-11 / Front Page

Forum to focus on The State of Children in Carroll County

Comet staff report

From teen drug use to education, poverty and health information, they are the numbers that paint a picture of what life is really like for children and teens in Carroll County. But sorting through piles of papers and hundreds of government sources is a time-consuming and tedious process.

The Indiana Youth Institute, Bauer Family Resources, Family Health Clinic of Carroll County and Purdue Extension Carroll County are hosting a seminar to help educators, parents, youth workers and other adults from in and around Carroll County learn more about what is going on with young people in their community. The forum will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Event & Education Center located at 102 N. 4th St. in Flora.

Attendees will learn about the top challenges for kids in Carroll County and Indiana, as well as potential solutions for those challenges. This session will provide the latest data from the 2017 KIDS COUNT in Indiana Data Book and county snapshots, as well as best practice research on successful approaches to key issues. The data-driven discussion will equip attendees with the in- formation and strategies they need to begin making changes for kids at the community level.

As part of IYI’s Youth Worker Café program, the seminar and lunch are free, but reservations are required. Those interested can RSVP at www.iyi.org/calendar. If there is any trouble with the link, contact IYI Statewide Outreach Manager Debbie Jones at djones@iyi.org. For information on the Youth Worker Café, contact interim IYI North Central Indiana Outreach Manager Skye Berger at ncoutreach@iyi.org.

This event is funded in part by Bauer Family Resources through Community Partners Prevention dollars from the Indiana Department of Child Services. Youth Worker Cafes are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children.

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