• 2022 Coffee With The Chamber June - Virtual

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    Name: 2022 Coffee With The Chamber June - Virtual
    Date: June 29, 2022
    Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CDT
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    Capable of Success, No Exceptions

    Kids at Hope is a framework that was developed by a group of youth development practitioners in 1993. They asked themselves, what would change if instead of seeing an ?at-risk-youth? they saw a ?kid-at-hope?. This paradigm switch focuses not on the risk factors that may never change, but on the instilment of hope in our future generations. Hope in themselves that they can achieve success and hope in the future that it can be brighter.
    Since then and the development of Kids At Hope and the Arizona State University Center for the Advanced Study and Practice of Hope have worked together to conduct research on the practice and development of hope and its effect on young people and their communities.
    We live in a culture that has become increasingly low on hope and we see it, especially in our kids where rising youth crime, suicide and depression, anxiety, drug usage, and lack of interest in school all point to a startling lack of hope in a better future.
    Join us as we share about the Kids At Hope mission right here in Wood County and how it impacts your children and the future generation of workers in our community.

    About our Speakers

    Jodi Liegl
    (she/her/hers) has always had a heart for the helping profession. Growing up, she was attracted to those who faced challenges in their every day and needed additional support. Jodi pursued social work at the University of Wisconsin ? Green Bay and graduated with a Bachelor?s in social work with an emphasis in child welfare and a minor in Human Development. While attending college, she worked in a residential facility where she was committed to believing in regardless of their past or behaviors and connecting with the youth served. Following graduation, Jodi began her career working as a Child Protective Services Initial Assessment Social Worker with Wood County. Through this position, Jodi found her true passion in serving vulnerable children and linking arms with families. She served as a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team, Child Death review team, trained forensic interviewer, and a multitude of other committees within the community, always seeking to improve services for those in need. During this time, Jodi earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Wisconsin ? Madison with a child welfare emphasis. After working 10 years in direct practice, she transitioned to a supervisory role of the Child Protective Services Ongoing team where she served for three years. Currently, Jodi is the Family Services Division Administrator and Treasure Hunter with Wood County Human Services Department where she oversees all child welfare, youth justice, kinship care and foster care programs. Jodi is a servant leader, champion for Kids at Hope, and an advocate for social justice. When she is not spending time helping others, she enjoys partaking in making memories through spontaneous fun adventures, meeting new people, and traveling with her significant other and two daughters.

    Stephanie Wanserski supervises the Wood County Youth Justice team. She is committed to searching for all the talents, skills, and intelligence that exists within our children and youth. Stephanie is passionate about working with kids and helping them realize their full potential. One of their biggest goals is to ensure that all of the youth served are connected to and fully supported by their community.
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    Wednesday, June 29th, 2022
    7:30 - 8:30 am
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