This webinar was 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!
The focus of this webinar is to assist a youth group’s adviser in preparing youth advocates to participate in policy change activities. Participants are provided with a variety of examples of non-legislative policy change related to substance misuse targeting the policies of schools, businesses or government entities. Presenters will also provide a detailed description of the “Retail Responsibility Project” a process used to test if local retailers would sell marijuana-themed merchandise to teens and pre-teens, and efforts to get them to change their practices/policies.
Webinar participants are also provided with a 10-step process for engaging in legislative policy change and these steps are illustrated with examples of actual legislative efforts initiated by youth advocates. This includes a case study of: Passing a Local Ordinance, a step-by-step description of the process used by students in Dover, NH to pass a city ordinance in that community; as well as a detailed explanation of the successful effort to pass a Tobacco-21 ordinance and an ongoing effort to pass that proposal statewide. A comprehensive handout and other tools to assist adult advisers in training their youth advocates are provided.
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.
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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.