First Presenter's Institution

University of Kentucky

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Ballroom F

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Creating a positive school and community climate can be obtained when youth all youth (including at-risk) are engaged as leaders and change agents. Utilizing youth survey data, protective factors and positive social norming (Positive messaging campaigns), all youth can have hope for the future and be successful.

Brief Program Description

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

Three (3) Learning Objectives:

  • To demonstrate how to engage youth (grades 6-12) in the prevention planning process through student leadership councils in the school and community domains. Also, how to engage the community and students to be actively involved in the reduction of substance abuse and other adolescent problem behaviors.
  • To demonstrate the connection between three prevention models, Communities That Care (CTC), 40 Developmental Assets, and Positive Community Social Norms. Focus will be placed on how the three prevention frameworks work together to support the Social Development Model of preventing substance abuse.
  • To share templates and other materials that will assist youth workers in the development and support of student leadership councils. Examples include; student action plans, marketing ideas, videos, sample youth summit agendas, staff trainings, etc.

Summary

This workshop is designed for professionals who work with students in the prevention of substance abuse, bullying and other adolescent problem behaviors. Information will be shared on the blending of three prevention models; 40 Developmental Assets, Youth Survey data, and Positive Community Social Norms (Positive Messaging Campaigns). The session will share best practices on how to develop student leadership councils, facilitate student leadership summits and organize school-wide events and activities designed to reduce substance abuse and create a more positive school climate.

Evidence

Youth survey data from Kentucky and Pennsylvania has demonstrated a reduction in adolescent problem behaviors and an increase in graduation rates and positive youth outcomes in multiple sample sites.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Joe has over 20 years experience as a community coalition trainer, prevention planner, evaluator and youth trainer. He has been a presenter at national conferences on the subject of risk and protective factors, evidenced-based prevention strategies, youth data, community planning and positive social norming. In 2012, Joe received the Erie County Award for Youth Violence Reduction and as Chair of the Erie County Collaborative Board he received the Statewide Community Coalition of the Year Award in Pennsylvania. In his previous employment, Joe was a statewide planner and trainer with Center for Juvenile Justice Training & Research (CJJTR), Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency (PCCD), Juvenile Court Judge’s Commission (JCJC) as well as many other youth-serving organizations. He is also a national technical assistant for the Office of Juvenile Justice Training & Research (OJJTR).

Keyword Descriptors

youth, prevention, engagement, positive, leadership, assets

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

3-6-2018 9:45 AM

Action Planning.pdf (167 kB)
Action Planning

Social Development Chart.pdf (439 kB)
Social Development Chart

40AssetsList.pdf (62 kB)
40 Assets List

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Mar 6th, 8:30 AM Mar 6th, 9:45 AM

“Engaging Youth Leaders in Prevention Planning with Developmental Assets, Survey Data and Social Norming”

Ballroom F

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

Three (3) Learning Objectives:

  • To demonstrate how to engage youth (grades 6-12) in the prevention planning process through student leadership councils in the school and community domains. Also, how to engage the community and students to be actively involved in the reduction of substance abuse and other adolescent problem behaviors.
  • To demonstrate the connection between three prevention models, Communities That Care (CTC), 40 Developmental Assets, and Positive Community Social Norms. Focus will be placed on how the three prevention frameworks work together to support the Social Development Model of preventing substance abuse.
  • To share templates and other materials that will assist youth workers in the development and support of student leadership councils. Examples include; student action plans, marketing ideas, videos, sample youth summit agendas, staff trainings, etc.