Centering Youth Voices & Prioritizing Youth Engagement with PATCH (Providers and Teens Connecting for Health)
Join PATCH as they introduce this webinar series and set the stage for successful youth engagement in school based mental health. You'll learn about the PATCH Model for Youth Engagement and how you too can center youth voice and get a sneak peak of sessions to come for the 2022–2023 school year!
- Learn about PATCH's unique Model for Youth Engagement
- Identify what makes youth engagement strategies successful
- Explore ways youth and be centered and involved in school-based mental health
Erica Koepsel, MA
Erica Koepsel is the PATCH Director of Youth Engagement. With a Master of Arts in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and experience as a sexual health educator for diverse groups of youth in Topeka, KS, and Minneapolis, MN, Erica Koepsel joined the PATCH team in 2015 to continue her passion for improving health education for adolescents and young adults. In her current role with PATCH, she enjoys combining her background in health education with advocacy while also working with Teen Educators to promote open and honest communication about tough topics.
The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.