Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. is the Director of Youth Change Workshops and Publishers. Youth Change is based in Woodburn, Oregon, but serves all of North America. Ruth's goal is to provide books and training to youth professionals. So if your training prepared you to work with Beaver Cleaver, Ruth's... show more
Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. is the Director of Youth Change Workshops and Publishers. Youth Change is based in Woodburn, Oregon, but serves all of North America. Ruth's goal is to provide books and training to youth professionals. So if your training prepared you to work with Beaver Cleaver, Ruth's books and training materials will prepare you instead for Beavis and Butthead. Ruth is a veteran trainer/author. Her work has been featured in the Portland Oregonian, Orlando Sentinel, Child Welfare Report, Adolescence Magazine and in countless other publications. Her huge website, many books, ebooks and podcasts are packed with ready-to-use interventions that are so new and state-of-the-art that you can't find them anywhere else. Ruth is the author of more than 20 books for several publishers, and has written dozens of articles on problem and troubled youth and children. Ruth has trained thousands of teachers, counselors, mental health therapists, special ed teachers, and youth professionals throughout North America for approximately two decades. Some of her most popular titles include: Temper and Tantrum Tamers, Conduct Disorders and Anti-Social Youth, Turn On the Turned-Off Student, The Last Chance School Success Guide, Education: Don't Start the Millennium Without It, The Personal Power Series, and The Quickest Kid Fixer-UppersRuth has helped create and manage many model youth programs including independent living, day treatment, mental health, juvenile justice and secure programs. She is a popular keynote and featured speaker at national conferences and counseling/education association events, but is probably best known for her surprising, information-packed workshops that are often standing-room-only. Ruth has trained youth professionals from all parts of the United States. Teachers and other youth professionals routinely brave snow storms, cancelled flights, and even winter power outages to attend her workshops and events. Participants routinely travel from as far away as Australia, Japan and Africa to attend Ruth's practical, one-of-a-kind workshops.Youth Change was created by Ruth Herman Wells in the late 1980's to respond to the demand for training and resource materials as more and more youth professionals discovered that their college training had not sufficiently prepared them for the ever-more-serious problems they were seeing in their schools and agencies. Ruth's methods were not developed in an office far away from actual children, but in schools, day treatment programs, special ed classes, juvenile corrections sites, and residential treatment settings. Ruth's books and workshops provide real-world answers for real-world problems, not more theory, but ready-to-use solutions that can prevent or manage the problems that contemporary youth present.