Woodburn, OR (PressExposure) June 08, 2009 -- In these tight economic times, teachers may have many uncontrollable students, but little budget for training and other resources that could help. Even without a budget, teachers who struggle to manage challenging students, can now access problem-stopping resources and financial aid, along with other services offered by Youth Change.
The Problem-Kid Problem-Solver Conference, a two-day workshop for teachers who seek updated, more effective methods to manage and teach problem youth, will provide financial aid slots for educators who are unable to afford full tuition. Free Live On-Line Expert Help, a free Problem-Kid Problem-Solver Magazine, and free resources to help teachers and other youth professionals control uncontrollable students, are also offered, along with a range of other tools and services.
"My training prepared me to work with Beaver Cleaver, but Beavis and Butthead keep coming in," said one participant of The Problem-Kid Problem-Solver Conference. "Why wasn't I taught this in college?!" is another frequent comment from participants. The Problem-Kid Problem-Solver provides updated, "real-world" approaches that are designed to work with contemporary youth, and when conventional approaches fail. Many common classroom problems that are not usually included in teacher training, are covered in this course. Teachers learn the mechanics of how to prevent school shootings, manage ADHD, increase compliance, improve attendance, turnaround bad attitudes, and build interest and enthusiasm for school. Participants will name the problem areas that they face with their students, and receive 200 targeted, ready-to-use interventions. College credit and clock hours are offered.
The upcoming schedule for The Problem-Kid Problem-Solver includes: October 8-9, 2009 in Portland, Oregon; and May 6-7, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The class is taught by veteran instructor, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S., author of several series of books on helping troubled youth and children.
To request financial aid, the free Problem-Kid Problem-Solver magazine and free sample intervention materials, or more information, teachers may call 1-800-545-5736, or visit http://www.youthchg.com. Teachers and youth workers can access Live On-Line Expert Help at Youth Change's web site, http://www.youthchg.com.
Some of the popular interventions available from The Problem-Kid Problem-Solver include "Find Work with a Temper Like That," "My Certificate of Dropping Out of School," "Any Job You Can Do Without a Diploma, a Computer Can Do Better,: and "Maximum-Strength Motivation-Makers."