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STEPPS Group Starting Soon!

Do you or someone you love have Borderline Personality Disorder?  YSS is now offering STEPPS training for adolescents and young adults.  This group therapy program...


Thank You Pratt-Fenton Charitable Trust; Boone, IA!

On behalf of YSS we would like to thank the Pratt-Fenton Charitable Trust of Boone, IA for the award of $250! The $250 award will...

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March 2018

Reggie’s Sleepout – Ames

Mar 24 2018

Join us as we sleep out on the field at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames! On Saturday, March 24th YSS, ACCESS and ERP will be...


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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