JANUARY 26 & FEB 16 YES Summit: Young Child Focus

The 11th Annual YES Summit: Young Child Focus


Yes! (Youth Emotional Stability) in Rock County presents the 11th Annual YES Summit: Young Child Focus.

January 26th Schedule:
8:00-8:30        Registration
8:30-9:00        Lite Breakfast
9:00-12:00      Skills for Self-Care and Sanity

February 16th Schedule:
8:00-8:30        Check-in
8:30-9:00        Lite Breakfast
9:00-12:00      Kindness Curriculum

Online Registration Fee:  $35 per person, $25 group rate for 4+  | Registration Fee at the door:  $40 | Student Fee: $20

All registration fees include curriculum materials and lite breakfast.

Thanks to grant money from The Women’s Fund of Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., a limited number of scholarships are available.  They can be requested when registering. Please email [email protected] with requests.

Curriculum materials will not be guaranteed for those who register after January 18th.

Payment Options:  Credit Card, Check, Money Order, Purchase Order or Cash.  No refunds will be given unless notified by January 18th.

Checks can be made payable to: RWCFS, Inc
Please send checks to:
Attn: YES! Summit
1221 Henry Avenue
Beloit, WI 53511

In this 2-session workshop, you will engage in mindfulness practices that support your personal well-being and resilience.  Through this hands-on understanding, you will also learn strategies of the Kindness Curriculum for sharing social-emotional skills with your students.

January 26th Session: 9:00-12:00
Skills for Self-Care and Sanity – Orienting teachers and staff to mindfulness practices for themselves, providing exercises that staff can incorporate into daily lives
Presenters:  Lori Gustafson, MS and Lisa Thomas Price, MPH


February 16th Session: 9:00-12:00
Using the Kindness Curriculum in your classroom – sharing Kindness Curriculum practices for students, connecting these to practices from the first session, support group discussions and Q&A
Presenters:  Lori Gustafson, MS and Lisa Thomas Price, MPH

Thank you to our Sponsors!




Presenter Information

Lori Gustafson:  Lori is a dedicated educator, having worked in the Madison Metropolitan School District of over 20 years.  Currently, she serves as Mindfulness and Positive Behavior Support Coach at Madison’s Lincoln Elementary School.  Previously, Lori worked as an Education Outreach Specialist supporting research considering benefits of mindfulness for students and teachers at the UW Center for Healthy Minds.  She completed professional mindfulness training programs through the UMass Center for Mindfulness and UCSD.  She also participated in the CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) program training based at the Garrison Institute in New York.  Lori’s interests include working with teachers and students to discover ways to cultivate awareness, patience and compassion.

Lisa Thomas Prince:  Lisa is a Co-Program Manager at the UW Health Mindfulness Program and a mindfulness instructor for youth, families and adults.  Lisa’s long-standing practice of yoga and mindfulness meditation supports her professional focus on public health and education.  Lisa worked for 12 years as a world language teacher in grades pre-K through 8.  From 2012-2017, Lisa served as an Education Outreach Specialist with the UW Center for Healthy Minds, supporting research in education and working with teachers and staff to integrate mindfulness practices into schools.  Lisa completed the Inner Kids professional training program and the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training Intensive through UCSD.  Most recently, Lisa completed training in the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Program.


January 26
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Blackhawk Technical College
6004 S County Road G
Janesville,WI53546 United States
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