The farm economy of the last few years has been difficult and destructive for farm families. The downturn doesn’t just affect the financial and emotional well-being of farm and ranch owners; it also impacts their children. This free, 3-hour workshop provides an overview of the stressors unique to growing up on a farm and equips attendees to support adolescents in stress.
Who should attend? Teachers, school counselors, school administrators, 4-H leaders, FFA advisers, youth pastors, social workers, mental health professionals, health care professionals, and others who work with farm youth.
Continuing education credits (CEUs): The MN Board of Social Work and MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy are reviewing this course for three CEUs. Teachers, clergy, and other professionals may be able to self-certify. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.
This workshop is offered by the MDA with financial support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through North Central SARE.