People Need to Be Talking About This More: Addressing Complex Topics with Youth (presented by PATCH)



Join the Great Lakes MHTTC and PATCH (Providers and Teens Connecting for Health) to learn more about diving deep on some really hard topics with youth. Youth want to learn, but how can we best talk about things like sex trafficking? Intimate partner violence? Alcohol and drug addition? Hear from adult facilitators and teen participants of My Life My Choice about their successes and challenges with hard conversations.

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.




  • Recognize topics that may be missing from your conversations with youth.
  • Identify successful ways to raise and discuss complex topics with youth.
  • Explore ways to keep youth engaged in prevention work.




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




Lauren Hollie

Lauren Hollie, APSW /Anti-Human Trafficking Regional Specialist


Lauren Hollie is a Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin.  Lauren has worked extensively with youth and families over the past 10 years within the child welfare system serving in roles such as: Residential Treatment Center Case Manager at Rawhide, Inc., Youth Justice Social Worker at Waupaca County, and Youth Justice Social Work Specialist at Outagamie County.  Lauren served in the role of Region 2 Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist from January 2020 to April 2023.  Lauren has facilitated My Life My Choice: Empowering Youth. Ending Exploitation for the last two years in numerous settings with youth.   This group is designed to equip and empower female-identifying youth to keep themselves safe.



Joined by: PATCH Teen Educators




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: Apr 12, 2023 12:30 pm
Ends: Apr 12, 2023 1:00 pm
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