Partners in Prevention, The Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute (LMTI)
Jamie Sierfeld has been a part of the Partners in Prevention (PIP) team since 2015, when the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute (LMTI) officially became a program of the agency. Prior to stepping into her current role as PIP’s Training Director, Jamie was the Director of LMTI for 18 years. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of youth engagement and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention. A former participant of the Teen Institute herself, Jamie truly believes in the power of young people, and in the importance of providing space and opportunity for youth to gain leadership skills and confidence in themselves and their unique abilities.
Career highlights have included successfully managing LMTI through three different non-profit parent agencies, serving as a member of the National Association of Teen Institutes board for over a decade, and watching thousands of young people step into their greatness. Jamie is a mom and step mom to four human children and one fur child. She loves Broadway musicals and Animal Crossing.
DAY 1 PM WORKSHOP
Youth Engagement & Development in a Time of Isolation
When children and adolescents experience positive relationships and support, they are more likely to thrive. Many of those critical relationships and supports have been shaken and broken down in the past year as we’ve all grappled with the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In this workshop, we will review the basics of positive youth development/engagement, and will then discuss how we can adjust our methods and expectations to best serve young people as we slowly emerge together from this terribly difficult time. We’ll share practical ideas that we’ve found to be effective for virtual engagement, as well as guiding principles to support adolescent mental health and help them use this adverse experience to continue along on their path of growth, learning, and development.
This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC | DOE | NASW-NJ [General Credit]