(ONLINE) DPI Anti-Human Trafficking: Practical Harm Reduction Ideas for Youth

#251 Safe and Healthy Schools and Communities

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 3/1/2023 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 2/22/2023 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Alie Hubing
Agency Assistant: Kalli Rasmussen 6087864832
Presenter(s) / Instructor(s): Claudine O’Leary
Location: ONLINE
Facility: Zoom
3/1/2023 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

(ONLINE) Practical Harm Reduction Ideas for Youth

March 1, 2022—8:30am-9:30am

— Register for only one session —
The link and passcode to the online Zoom session will be emailed to you approximately one week before the session

A harm reduction approach helps young people in practical, immediate ways. This presentation will provide options for school staff to share with young people to reduce harm in their lives when they have basic needs going unmet, housing instability, and unhealthy relationships. Staff will also learn how to access community-based resources and more options to expand young people's support networks.

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will recognize core elements of a harm reduction approach in supporting students.

2. Participants will be able to name at least 3 options for reducing harm for students facing unsafe situations and unmet basic needs.

3. Participants will learn about 2-3 options for community resources for students.

Claudine O'Leary is an independent consultant and non-profit leader, educating communities on how to effectively respond to youth and adults with life experience in the sex trade, as well as leading dynamic, youth-centered groups for teens with life experience in the sex trades and the streets. She has a BA from Northeastern Illinois University in Critical Pedagogy through the University Without Walls program. She draws on her life experience as a teen who experienced commercial sexual exploitation and many years of youth advocacy to inform her work.


Online Registration

March 1, 2022—8:30am-9:30am; ONLINE—ZOOM

Sessions facilitated by: Claudine O'Leary


Event Fee:

FREE—Sessions will be recorded. To continue to provide this training free, please only register if you are able to attend the session date.  

Funded by the WI Department of Public Instruction, and Department of Children and Families, and the WISH Center. In an effort to reach all interested parties, there is no fee, but registration is required.

Min/Max # Participants:  15/100

Registration Assistance: Kalli Rasmussen, WISH Center Communications and Project Coordinator,, 608-786-4832


Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA 4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event unless otherwise stated in the individual event details. CESA 4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA 4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA 4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Dietary Restrictions: Because of the number of meals served, number of ingredients used, and food product changes from vendors, we cannot guarantee dietary restrictions as indicated in a user's myQuickReg profile will be accommodated. Participants with dietary restrictions such as food allergies should plan to bring their own refreshments.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA 4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Additional Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.