Indiana Disproportionality Committee's 14th Community Forum: Positive Youth Development


We are cordially inviting entities and individuals that are addressing the issue of disproportionality in the areas of child welfare, education, health, juvenile justice and mental health and additions system to join us for an opportunity of learning and sharing. We understand that we are all working hard to address the issue and we would like to provide a platform for all entities to join to report to each other and community members. We hope that you will be able to join us.

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Presented by the Indiana Disproportionality Committee in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Social Work Diversity Committee and the Indianapolis Public Library.

  • Free for IU Affiliated Persons & IDC Members (1.75 CEHs)(Staff, Faculty, Field, Instructors, Field Liaisons, and Task Instructors)
  • Free for Indiana State Library Librarians (2 LEUs)

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Positive Youth Development (1:30-2:20pm)
Aaron McBride
Director of Prevention Services, Reach for Youth

Approach to Violence Prevention (2:30-3:30pm)
Timike Jones and Collean Yeakle
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)

About the Presenters

Aaron McBride, BSW
Director of Prevention Services, Reach for Youth

Aaron McBride, Director of Prevention Services, leads prevention services strategy and maintains partnerships with schools and other community-based organizations at Reach for Youth. Aaron has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, a Nonprofit Management Certificate through Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and over six years of experience in working with at-risk youth and families as a Case Manager for DCS. Aaron also served as a Youth Development Specialist in the Philippines through the United States Peace Corps. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Affairs program through the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


  • Review of Positive Youth Development Best Practices
  • Positive Youth Development Success and Benefits
  • Advocacy for Positive System Change in Schools and Juvenile Justice

Timike Jones, MS
Rape Prevention Educator and Program Specialist,

Timike Jones is a Rape Prevention Educator and Program Specialist for the Primary Prevention team at the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Timike earned her MS in Human Services from Argosy University and her BS from Ball State University, majoring Criminal Justice and Criminology and minoring in Interpersonal Relationships. Timike has held positions within state government and the not-for-profit sectors, including child abuse prevention, corrections and reentry, and juvenile delinquency prevention. Throughout the various platforms, Timike has consistently encouraged decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors for vulnerable populations and promoting concepts of equity and inclusion for system reform. Timike is a co-chair of the Indiana Disproportionality Committee, a participant of the Commission of Improving the Status of Children in Indiana’s- Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence Workgroup, and an active member the Indiana Ending Violence Together collective impact steering committee.

Collean Yeakle, MSW
Prevention Initiatives Coordinator, ICADV

Colleen Yeakle, MSW, has served as an advocate in the domestic and sexual violence fields for over 20 years. Colleen currently serves as the Coordinator of Prevention Initiatives for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In this role, Colleen works with national, state and community partners to develop, implement and evaluate new strategies for preventing intimate partner violence. These prevention efforts have focused on promoting protective community conditions in order to deter multiple forms of violence and have included strategies like changes to public policies, practices, and norms.


  • Attendees will gain knowledge of ICADV primary prevention efforts
  • Attendees will learn about the framework ICADV uses to create effective prevention strategies
  • Attendees will identify how inequities fuel violence of multiple forms


Tuesday, August 27, 2019 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Indianapolis Public Library E. 38th St. Branch
5420 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208