Bringing Youth Voice Into Your Work: A Question & Answer Session with PATCH Teen Educators (Providers and Teens Connecting for Health)



We wrap up our webinar series about youth engagement by hearing directly from youth! This is your chance to ask them all the questions you still have about working and partnering with youth. Thank you for joining our mission to help make sure youth voice is included in the decisions and policies that impact them!


Wisconsin PATCH (Providers and Teens Connecting for Health) is a collaboration of youth and adults that believe programs and policies for youth should include youth. They encourage young people to raise their voices to create positive change, and have programs and resources to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER others to do the same.




  • Identify successful ways to partner with youth in their mental health and healthcare
  • Explore ways to include youth voice in decision and policy making




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.





Panelists: PATCH Teen Educators


Erica Koepsel

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.

Starts: May 3, 2023 12:30 pm
Ends: May 3, 2023 1:00 pm
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