Workshops teach skills to help farm youth experiencing stress

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture will be holding workshops this July that will provide rural professionals with the tools to help farm youth experiencing stress. The free, three hour workshop will be held in Willmar on July 22 and Detroit Lakes July 25.

As the challenges facing the farm economy continue to impact Greater Minnesota, the workshops will be an opportunity for rural residents who routinely engage with school-aged children to develop the knowledge and skills to understand and support rural youth impacted by on-farm stress.

Educational objectives for the workshop include helping attendees better understand the unique stressors for youth in farming today, the impact of stress on childhood development, and the techniques and interventions to help in a wide variety of situations. 

Registration for both workshops is now open: supportingfarmyouth.eventbrite.com

Teachers, school counselors, school administrators, 4-H leaders, FFA advisors, pastors, social workers, mental health professionals, health care professionals, and others who work with farm youth are all encouraged to attend.

July 22, 2019, 9am to noon                                             
Willmar
Ridgewater College       

July 25, 2019, 9am to noon                 
Detroit Lakes
Minnesota State Community & Technical College            

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