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Kids need meals!

Help us feed the kids at Rosedale Shelter. Rosedale Shelter in Ames will be undergoing renovations from November 5-November 26, 2018. The renovation includes the...


Central IA Holiday Giving

Sign up to sponsor a Central Iowa family! YSS provides youth and families in need with gifts for the holidays thanks to your generous support....

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Speaker Requests

Our experts at YSS are pleased to present to groups, teams, organizations and more, sharing the impact we make, while providing ideas on how others can get involved. We kindly ask for speakers to be confirmed at least one week before your event.

examples of Presentation Topics >

  • Youth engagement
  • Adolescent substance abuse and treatment
  • Adoption, foster care and aftercare
  • After school programs
  • Child access and visitation
  • Child development
  • Community youth development
  • Counseling and therapy approaches and trends
    • Anger management
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Child/adolescent depression
    • Family and group counseling
    • Grief and loss
    • Strengthening families
  • Homeless youth and families
  • Human trafficking trends and solutions
  • Mental health first aid
  • Mentoring programs
  • Pregnancy prevention
  • Sexual abuse prevention and education
  • Tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Violence prevention (cases and effects)
  • Volunteering
  • Youth shelter and transitional living programs
  • YSS: Helping youth stand strong