YPC is a great time to gather as Youth Pastors and Youth Workers to extend support to one another, to stay informed on trends in our field and to sharpen our skills & foundations for ministry. We meet at Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton, MN, usually the 3rd Thursday of the month, from 12-3 pm. Bring your own lunch with you.
Children and Youth can find themselves in over their heads with various online concerns from cyberbullying to sexting. This presentation details the risks students are facing online and practical ways that adults can respond.
As a classmate of Jacob Wetterling, Alison learned early on how important it is to protect children and youth from exploitation, and believes strongly in avoiding fear-based approaches when educating young people. The Jacob Wetterling Resource Center is committed to using what they’ve learned in 25 years of case management of missing and exploited children to empower audiences to walk around smart and not scared.
Alison previously worked as a minister to youth and children at a metro area faith community for six years. She continues to be inspired and re-energized by working directly with children and teenagers at camps, retreats, and theater companies.
This event is open to any staff people or parents who are available and interested in this topic.