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All block grant providers who teach prevention education are required to attend this training at least once. Lunch is on your own, snacks will be provided. The temperature in the training center may vary, dress appropriately.
North Carolina Foundations of Youth Prevention Education prepares direct service providers to implement evidence-based and/or standards-based Youth Prevention Education (YPE) programs. North Carolina Foundations of Youth Prevention Education provides a basic understanding of the components and best practices related to implementing any YPE program. This training will increase participants’ knowledge and skills related to planning, managing, facilitating, evaluating, and monitoring a Youth Prevention Education program.
- At the end of this course, direct service providers will be able to: explain the role of prevention professionals when facilitating school or community-based programs
- Describe strategies for administering a collaborative YPE Program
- Identify specific strategies to develop strong agreements with schools for implementation of a multi-year program
- Describe strategies for working with youth using the principles of adolescent development
- Describe ways to create effective classroom environments
- Recognize facilitation techniques to engage students and manage participation
- Recognize the components of implementation criteria
- Relate how to implement a YPE program with fidelity and identify appropriate adaptations
- Identify components of process and outcome evaluation to assess program effectiveness, and
- Understand how to remain in compliance, manage, and report on YPE programming.
This training is designed for Substance Abuse Block Grant Prevention Staff and other community-based youth advocates who wish to learn more about implementing Youth Prevention Education in their community.
The event is intended to serve the professional needs of novice to moderately experienced professionals or anyone interested in improving classroom-based prevention activities.
Jamie Edwards, MA, M.Ed, CSPAC - Director, North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance Center
John Elmore, CSAPC - Associate, North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance Center
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.
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