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ISSWA 50th Anniversary Annual Conference

  • 09 Nov 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
  • Grandview University, 2811 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA


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Please join us for ISSWA's Annual Conference and help us celebrate ISSWA's 50th Anniversary!

“No Such Thing As A Bad Kid!”

Understanding and Responding to Students with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Trauma-informed,  Strength-Based Approach & Creating a Positive, Strength-Based Culture in Your School

with Keynote Charlie Appelstein

Youth care specialist Charlie Appelstein, M.S.W., President of Appelstein Training Resources, LLC (ATR) provides expert strength-based training, consultation, publications, CDs, and DVDs for individuals and groups who work with children and youth experiencing serious emotional and behavioral issues.

Described as "the best youth care trainer in America" by Robert Lieberman, former president of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers, Charlie has devoted his entire adult career to helping children and youth struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges and those who guide them. An engaging, informative, and humorous speaker, Charlie is the author of three critically acclaimed books on youth care and the creator of two innovative CDs that helps kids and parents make better choices and lead happier lives. Charlie's strength-based approach delivers a message of hope and possibility to our most vulnerable youth and those who shape and influence their lives.

Full conference brochure below:

ISSWA 50th Conference Flier 2018-FINAL2.pdf

ISSWA would like to thank our conference sponsors!:


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