Dover Youth 2 Youth Webinar - Concepts in Youth Empowerment
Video Recording of Webinar
This webinar is designed to serve as a follow up to our Winter 2019 Dover Youth 2 Youth Empowerment Training. Even if you did not attend the prior training, the webinar is a great fit if you are interested in the respective topic!
This session will provide attendees with core principles and extensive insight on the process of implementing or enhancing a youth empowerment program. The One Voice Youth Empowerment Model will be explained and specific examples of steps that can be taken to implement that model will be illustrated. Topics covered include important considerations for getting a program started, youth as a part of a coalition, recruiting youth participants, planning the kick-off meeting of the group, providing advocacy skills for youth advocates, selecting action projects, and supervising youth advocates. Examples of action projects in 4 key categories of advocacy will be described: Educational, policy change, media and community awareness activities. This webinar is designed for adults that work with youth advocates, those that supervise youth programs, or those wishing to implement a youth empowerment program. After the core presentation, time will be allowed for questions from webinar attendees.
At the conclusion of the training the attendee will be able to:
- Describe the difference between youth involvement, engagement and empowerment
- List 6 "best practices" associated with effective administration of a youth empowerment program
- Effectively navigate the One Voice Youth Empowerment Toolkit to locate resources needed to replicate prevention activities by a youth group
This training is designed for Substance Abuse Block Grant Prevention Staff and other community-based youth advocates who wish to learn more about integrating youth and younger adults in overall community-based activities.
The event is intended to serve the professional needs of moderately experienced professionals or anyone interested in improving their ability to better manage projects.
Dana Mitchell - Prevention Coordinator, Dover Youth to Youth - Dover Police Department
Dover Youth to Youth Participants
An application for continuing education credit has been submitted to the NCSAPPB.
Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.