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Teens Against Human Trafficking Offers Hope and Healing

Recently a TAHT team member presented to nearly 300 middle school students and faculty over a four day period.  This single TAHT outreach effort had...


Grant Gifts Give Life to YSS Initiatives

Thanks to the support of those in the community, we help youth stand strong! Variety – the Children’s Charity, $500,000: YSS Recovery Centers: Development of...

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October 2017

Teens Against Human Trafficking

Oct 30 2017

Freedom in Action II: Fighting Human Trafficking in Iowa This  training is designed for law enforcement, first responders, victim advocates, healthcare workers, educators, legal professionals and...


Reggie’s Sleepout Des Moines

Oct 21 2017

Join the hundreds of people that will sleep out on the Drake Stadium field in boxes, tents, and sleeping bags! While one night can never...


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Speaker Requests

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.

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