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Upcoming National Youth-At-Risk West Conference to take place in Texas

The 2017 National Youth-At-Risk West Conference will be held on October 26 – 28 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, Texas.

The conference will showcase the latest research, teaching methods and community work addressing the youth-at-risk population. Conference participants will be trained to create safe, healthy, caring and intellectually empowering educational environments that foster the well being of all children and adolescents.

The conference will feature five different themes including rural settings, urban settings, school climate, ESOL programs and a new strand this year–juvenile justice.  The juvenile justice presentations will focus on the prevention and integration of youth into school settings and other topics concerning justice for youth-at-risk.

The National Youth-At-Risk West Conference is calling all people interested in the welfare of youth to attend. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers of all levels, principals and assistant principals, school counselors and psychologists, health and human service counselors and personnel, criminal justice professionals, business and community leaders, volunteer service providers, marriage and family therapists, public health professionals and social workers.

Registration is open. Group and student registration fees are also being offered. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available as well.

Georgia Southern University College of Education’s Eric Landers, associate professor, serves as the conference chair.

For more information about the 2017 National Youth-At-Risk West Conference, please contact the Conference Specialist Leah Edwards at (912) 478-1765 or by email at


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