Vaping 101 Training presented by Kathy Schwartzhoff.  In this Helping Services for Youth & Families presentation, learn about: What are Electronic Smoking Devices (ESD’s)? Brain and body science Are ESD’s safe? Second and third-hand aerosol exposure Resources

Peer Pressure Training presented by Sam Jennerjohn. Sam reviews the challenges of peer pressure in a young person’s life and how a mentor can respond to those challenges.

Problem Gambling: The Hidden Addiction presented by Jen Stolka and Kathy Schwartzhoff. Learn more about the different forms of gambling like sports betting, gaming, etc., how it can become a problem, how to talk to your kids or other loved ones and resources available to help. 

Jen Stolka and Kathy Schwartzhoff from Helping Services present the latest trends, signs and symptoms of use, and resources available for youth and parents/guardians.

Kathy, Mentoring Coordinator at Helping Services for Youth & Families, along with Sheriff Dan Marx of Winneshiek county, discuss the latest trends in alcohol. Special focus is given to talking with youth about alcohol.

Are you wondering how to approach difficult topics with your mentee? In this training, Meg Gelner from Delaware County offers numerous ideas on topics, and how to get started.

Are you wondering how to approach difficult topics with your mentee? In this training, Kathy Schwartzhoff offers numerous ideas on topics, and how to get started. Kathy provides mentoring services in Allamakee, Howard, and Winneshiek counties in northeast Iowa.

Mentoring Coordinator, Meg, presents on the dangers and trends of marijuana use. General information is showcased, as well as how it applies to teenagers.  To learn more about mentoring programs at Helping Services, visit our mentoring page.

DANGERS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TRAINING.  Kathy Schwartzhoff, Prevention Specialist and a Mentoring Coordinator at Helping Services for Youth & Families, presents on the Dangers of Prescription Drug Use.

VAPING AND E-CIGARETTE TRAINING.  Vaping and E-Cigarette use is a significant health concern for users, especially youth. This training will add to adult’s toolboxes and you will help you to learn some great information. You will hear about: local statistics, vaping 101, the harmful effects, information about e-cigarettes, current policies, and what we can do about youth’s and adult’s use.

Problem Gambling: What Do You Have to Lose presented by Kathy Schwartzhoff.  This vast topic is narrowed down to cover trends, gambler types, how youth are hooked, warning signs, and Northeast Iowa resources.

Problem Gambling: What Do You Have to Lose presented by Meg Gelner.  This vast topic is narrowed down to cover trends, gambler types, how youth are hooked, warning signs, and Northeast Iowa resources.