Thank you to everyone who joined us for this premier conference on at-risk youth

Featuring Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author and bullying expert


We also thank Rosalind Wiseman for her contribution to this important event. Please check back next year for information on the 2014 conference. In the meantime, we leave the 2013 information here for your reference.


Male and female children and adolescents often experience physical, neurological and psychological issues differently. This conference will give you the tools to work with those differences for better outcomes. You’ll learn from experts the latest research, models of engagement, interventions, and treatments from a gender-sensitive perspective.

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When: Nov 15, 2013

Where: Madison Marriott West Atrium Hotel and Conference Center (map)

Who the conference is for: Social services and school professionals dealing with at-risk youth and their families

Cost: $125

Continuing Education: 0.6 CEUs (6 hours)

Questions? Email Mary Unmuth Yockey or call 608-263-4431, toll-free 800-442-4617

Keynote speaker Rosalind Wiseman discusses teen “sexting” with Katie Couric

Rosalind Wiseman’s book signing event (open to the public)

Friday, Nov 15, 11-11:30am
Books and DVDs will be available for purchase
Masterminds and Wingmen by Rosalind Wiseman

Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials $8.99
Masterminds & Wingmen $20
Masterminds & Wingmen (Audiobook) $45
Mean Girls (DVD) $4.99
Queen Bees and Wannabes $16
Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads $14.95

Book signing hosted by Barnes & Noble

Join us for a free screening of the movie Mean Girls

Friday, Nov 15, 9:30pm and
Saturday, Nov 16, 9:30pm
Wisconsin Union Film Committee logo

Location: Union South, The Marquee map»
1308 W Dayton St, Madison, WI

Presented by Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Film Committee
Visit the Wisconsin Union Events page for full details and to view the trailer»

About the keynote speaker

Rosalind Wiseman is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. She is an internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice, and ethical leadership. More»

Learning outcomes you’ll take away from the conference:

  • Teach boys to value non-violent conflict resolution from a gender sensitive approach
  • Explain the different grieving process boys and girls experience and suggestions to help them cope in healthy ways
  • Review empirical research testing the effects of violent video games, movies, and television programs and what these studies reveal about gender differences
  • Encourage girls and boys to become law-abiding and productive citizens through gender-sensitive juvenile justice approaches

Get complete details about sessions & speakers, program schedule, and fees, CEUs, location, lodging, and logistics.

Enrollment is limited, so don’t delay! Only $125. Register online now»