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YSS Holiday Giving brings joy to hundreds of youth and families in need

Thanks to generous donors and community supporters, YSS helped bring joy and hope to local youth and families this holiday season. Through its annual Holiday...

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2021 Recognition Luncheon Honors YSS Supporters

 YSS held its 2021 Recognition Luncheon on Dec. 16 at the Gateway Hotel in Ames. The annual event celebrates YSS’s supporters, highlights the organization’s achievements, and looks to the...

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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.






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    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