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PARTNERS Conference 2021

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PARTNERS with Youth Conference

The 10th annual Minneapolis PARTNERS with Youth Conference happens on Friday, December 9, 2022 at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus. This year's theme is Youth Mental Health: how youth workers can support a young person’s mental health. Please continue exploring this page for updates, the link to register you and your team, and for ways to get involved in this year's conference. Thank you for joining us this year and for your continued work serving youth!

PARTNERS Registration

Registration Now Open For 2022 PARTNERS Conference!

Click HERE for the registration page. PARTNERS Conference is always free, but we ask that everyone register so we can properly prepare materials, order enough lunch, and create the best environment possible. Thank you!

Meet 2022 Keynote Speaker Brandon Jones!

Brandon Jones is the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Executive Director. He has a consulting and therapy background in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Brandon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a master's in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a master's in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Brandon is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. He lives by the motto of “Live life with Purpose on Purpose.”

Brandon Jones headshot

2022 PARTNERS Conference promotional flier

More details on workshops and other offerings coming soon. Here are examples of potential workshop topics you might see this year:

  • SEL strategies to support YMH
  • Non-western modalities to support YMH
  • Youth rights re: accessing mental health supports
  • Supervisor strategies to supporting a team of youth workers re: YMH
  • YMH supports for LGBTQ+ young people, people of color/culture, young people with disabilities
  • Addressing secondary trauma in youth workers
  • Suicide prevention strategies
  • Understanding confidentiality/mandated reporting as it relates to YMH
  • What is “normal” adolescent behavior vs. behaviors that could be mental health challenges?
  • How does the YMH system in Minneapolis/MN work? 
  • Trauma-informed approaches

QUESTIONS? Email Rachel: 

Rachel  Oberg-Hauser

Rachel Oberg-Hauser

Director of Projects

Phone: 612-673-2131