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Youth Professional Leadership Training
Tue, May 23, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
This interactive training is to further enhance the skills of Youth Professionals by giving them the opportunity to identify their strengths as leaders and the tools to operationalize those strengths in support of youth voice and recovery. This curriculum has been customized for Youth Professionals in Washington State based on the Leadership Academy developed and facilitated by Ellen B. Kagen, M.S.W., an international expert in the field of Leadership.
THIS IS A TWO DAY TRAINING. IF YOU REGISTER FOR ONE DAY YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED FOR BOTH TRAINING DAYS, UNLESS OTHER WISE NOTED IN YOUR REGISTRATION.
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MEET THE TRAINERS
System Partner Trainer
Andrea Parrish, MA, LMHC
Andrea's has a long history of working with youth and families, as well as transition age youth moving moving into adulthood. Andrea provided leadership in a system wide development and implementation of children’s mental health improvements at the state and local level. She worked in children’s community mental health, juvenile justice and special education for over 30 years. Andrea has a strong interest in leadership, experiential learning, cross systems work and community and organizational development. Andrea has expertise in clinical supervision, program development and worked in upper management at community mental health providers for 17 years. Andrea can be found hiking, skiing, boating and playing outdoors whenever possible.
Youth Professional Trainer
Lorrin Gehring, CPC
Lorrin Gehring, is a passionate leader and advocate with over 15 years of experience working within youth serving systems. At 14, she joined a youth advocacy group called Health N' Action (Now Youth N' Action) and began advocating for youth rights and voice to be heard within the systems that serve them. Lorrin served as a peer mentor on Wraparound teams and also as a consultant both locally and federally on issues of youth engagement within a System of Care framework. At the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (NFFCMH) Lorrin served as the Youth Resource Specialist and as Social Marketing Technical Assistance Provider/Youth Outreach Director. In her role as the Youth Involvement Resource Specialist she provided support to system of care communities throughout the country on building and supporting youth engagement and leadership for young people with system involvement. While at the Federation, she developed and managed the Federation's first ever youth advocacy track at the NFFCMH's annual conference. Lorrin went on to work as an Employment Specialist and Case Manager at a Homeless Youth Resource Center in Salt Lake City and also as a teacher working with preschoolers on the Autism spectrum in a therapeutic classroom setting. She has authored numerous articles on youth involvement and is the 2011 Voice Award recipient for excellence in the field of youth advocacy, as well as the 2012 Marlene Matarase Advocate for Youth Rockstar awardee. Lorrin recently served as the Youth Engagement Specialist for the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Unit at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery in Washington State. She is currently the Program Manager for Statewide Youth 'N Action.