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Statewide Conference on LGBT Youth
April 11, 2014
GSAFE and Diverse & Resilient will be partnering to host "Safe Schools, Safe Communities: Statewide Conference on LGBT Youth" on Friday, April 11, 2014 at UW-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Click here for more Information and registration.
Communities in Action to Prevent Suicide Conference
April 29, 2014
Stevens Point
A conference for School Professionals, Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, AODA Professionals, Veteran Groups, Clergy, Healthcare Providers, Community Coalitions - Existing and Starting, and Anyone Interested in Suicide Prevention on the Local and State Level. Click here for more information and registration.
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Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference
December 11-12, 2014
Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
The theme this year will be on school climate.  More information to come.
The Faces of WI
Safe and Healthy Schools Center

DIRECTOR: Tracy Herlitzke
Phone: 608-786-4838

NORTH (CESAs #5, #9, #12)
Coordinator: Lynn Verage
Phone: 715-453-2141

WEST (CESAs #4, #10, #11)
Coordinator: Carol Zabel
Phone: 715-720-2145

CENTRAL (CESAs #2, #3, #6)
Coordinator: Jackie Schoening
Phone: 920-236-0515

EAST (CESAs #1, #7, #8)
Coordinator: Christine Kleiman
Phone: 920-465-2139
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March 2014

Safe and Healthy Updates
We Need Your Feedback!
We are planning professional development for next year. Please take less than 5 minutes to complete our survey to let us know what you need:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WISHCenter
Thanks for your feedback.  Results will be posted on our
websiteIf you have specific request for a training date or place, please email myself or your Regional Coordinator and we will try to meet as many needs as we can.
Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) 2013 Results Available
submitted by Tracy Herlitzke, WISH Center Director
Executive Summary 2013 WI YRBS
I could not think of a better place to get started with making your school healthy and safe than taking a look at the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  This survey has been conducted in our state every two years since 1993.  Many local school districts and counties rely on the their local survey results to assess, plan, and evaluate school and community health. We are able to compare to state and national trends.
Learn more about conducting a local, free, online survey in your school or community on the WI DPI website.
"Talk. They Hear You." Underage Drinking Resource for Parents
Talk. They Hear You.
There is a whole series of information on this SAMHSA website for parents to talk to their kids about underage drinking.
There is an interactive parent learning tool where parents can practice talking to their kids about the dangers of alcohol.
Using avatars, parents practice bringing up the topic of alcohol with a teen; learn what questions to ask; and get ideas for keeping the conversation going long after the initial talk has ended. 
New Campaign Shows the Real Cost of Tobacco Use


The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched a national public education campaign focused on preventing youth tobacco use. The "Real Cost" campaign looks at numerous consequences of tobacco use such as losing teeth, aging prematurely, and the hold addiction takes on your life. 


The campaign is scheduled to last a full year and future ads will target specific populations such as rural youth and Lesbian/Gay/Bi-sexual/Transgender youth. For more on the campaign, visit www.therealcost.gov. To see the ads, visit the campaign's You Tube page.  

2014 WISH Professional Development Opportunities


Please visit our website calendar often for updates and to register for events.

3/19/14 & 4/9/1412 Highly Structured Individual Behavior Interventions*
Chippewa Falls
Using Restorative Practices and Circles in a School Setting*Oshkosh
PREPaRE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
School-Based Suicide Prevention TrainingGreen Bay
PREPaRE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
PREPaRE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
6/19/14-6/20/14PREPaRE Workshop 2 Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of the School-Based Mental Health Professional*
6/24/14PREPaRE: School Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Wintergreen Resort-WI Dells
PREPaRE Workshop 2 Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of the School-Based Mental Health Professional*
Wintergreen Resort-WI Dells
*Graduate Credit Available
All events are contingent upon a minimum number of participants needed to hold event.
Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Center | 608-786-4838 | therlitzke@cesa4.k12.wi.us | http://www.wishschools.org
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669

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