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Statehouse Report: How Kids Fared In The 2017 Legislative Session
Updated April 4, 2017 8:56 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - State lawmakers are charged with drafting the laws and policies that impact Hoosiers, including Indiana's children. However, keeping tabs on the many changes that happen at the Statehouse each year and the implications of those new laws can be a challenging task.

The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) and the Asset Building Coalition of the United Way of Monroe County are teaming up to host a free event for educators, youth workers, community leaders, parents and other caring adults to learn more about the decisions that will specifically affect young people in the state.

The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 in the community room at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, 2700 East Rogers Road in Bloomington.

Mindi Goodpaster, the director of public policy and advocacy for the Marion County Commission on Youth, will speak at the event. From education to human trafficking to suicide prevention, Goodpaster will walk attendees through which bills passed, which bills did not survive and what lies ahead for children's policy in Indiana. Attendees also will learn how policy is created and how they can engage in legislative advocacy to advance policies to help Hoosier kids.

As part of IYI's Youth Worker Café program, the forum and lunch are free, but reservations are required. RSVP at If you have trouble with the link, please contact IYI Statewide Outreach Manager Debbie Jones via email at For more information about the café, contact IYI's Central Indiana Outreach Manager Lela Smith at

Youth Worker Cafés are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children.

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