Cosponsored by

Indiana Youth Services Association

IYSA operates several programs that support youth, youth workers, and other non-profit agencies. IYSA membership is comprised of Youth Service Bureaus that deliver community based juvenile delinquency and family support programming. IYSA’s current 30 members serve approximately 70 Hoosier counties. YSBs serve youth and families and offer trauma informed programming that supports positive youth development and resilience. YSB programming is defined in Indiana state statue and includes four core roles:  juvenile delinquency prevention, information and referral services, community education, and advocacy for youth.

Created by

Academy for Competent Youth Work

At the Academy for Competent Youth Work, our heroes and heroines are those who dedicate their lives to working with children and youth and those who manage and oversee programming for young people. For almost 20 years, we have been involved in the transformation of Child and Youth Care Work and in guiding individuals and organizations to excellent practice. We want to help you and your staff succeed in providing excellence.
We support Child and Youth Care Workers in every area of practice including child welfare, education, out-of-school time, juvenile justice, disabilities, recreation, transitional living, and community-based youth-serving programs. Our courses focus on core youth development principles that are widely used in all practice settings across the field of youth services.