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.
The training will be interactive with breakout rooms and group discussions.
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.
Stacey L. Stottler, State Opioid Response Prevention Manager, APNC
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