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Ruth Wells, MS

Director, Youth Change Professional Development Workshops at Youth Change Workshops
Woodburn, Oregon
Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. is the director of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops. Ruth is a veteran speaker known for her emotional keynote presentations and her problem-stopping workshops that show teachers, counselors, juvenile justice workers, foster parents, therapist and principals how to turnaround students' emotional, social, academic and behavior problems.

About Me

What have you written or published within your profession?
Ruth is the author of dozens of books on how to help students who struggle. She is a columnist for a print educational publication, and writes the popular, Problem Student Problem-Solver blog. Ruth's huge website,, has thousands of pages of solutions for issues like truancy, work refusal, bullying, violence, school failure and more.
What are some recognizable representative clients?
Ruth has trained conferences, schools and agencies from the Arctic Circle to the Florida Keys. Conferences include the Iowa Children with Behavior Problems Conference, the Kentucky Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Conference, the Georgia GCASE School Counselor Conference and the WAVE National Youth Worker Conference. Ruth has provided training to thousands of schools, districts and agencies including Portland, Oregon Public Schools, Orange County (FL) Schools, LA USD, Lincoln (NY) Correctional Facility, Educational Service District 112, Madera (CA) County Office of Education and Tongue Point Job Corps.


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Association Position
Youth Change Professional Development Workshops Director

Contact Information

Youth Change Workshops

275 N 3rd St
Woodburn, OR 97071