Youth DO Have Rights!

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Thursday, April 4, 2019
  • 2 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Great training, informative and straight to the point."

"Genuine trainer, thanks for honest answers to complicated questions."

"A good refresher on some things I already trained on, but a lot of new important information for my work."

Your Training Description

Youth need you to be the strongest ally you can be. Equipping yourself with basic knowledge of the rights of youth helps build stronger bonds of trust. By helping youth advocate for themselves within their rights, you empower them. Learn about the rights youth have in various settings and contexts and recognize the scope of your support and capacity for cultural responsiveness. Gain resources to assist youth in understanding their rights, so you can encourage your youth to self-advocate.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic legal rights youth have in their family, school, and community
  • Learn to help youth understand how to advocate for themselves within their rights
  • Recognize when and how to refer to and collaborate with other professionals
  • Assess your capacity for cultural responsiveness; recognize when a different provider might be more helpful to the youth based on cultural connection or competency
  • Integrate knowledge of youth rights into your practice

Your Trainer

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Katie Olson is the Director of Training in the Zero Abuse Project at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Katie develops training curricula focused on trauma and resiliency, secondary trauma, trauma-informed care in legal systems, and practical skills for professionals in the child welfare and related fields. Since 2012, Katie has been a volunteer attorney with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, representing children in foster care in their child protection cases. Previously, Katie was an Education Specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, where she investigated reports of maltreatment in MN public schools and served as the program’s training coordinator. Katie has worked as a judicial law clerk, family law attorney, youth program director, family advocate, and PCA.

Katie received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago and completed her undergraduate work in family social science and violence prevention at the University of Minnesota.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: THE FIELD OF YOUTH WORK.

Expand your professional acumen to understand the reach and importance of your role, serve as an effective advocate for youth, and pursue ongoing professional development.

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