Mentoring Impacts on ATOD Prevention
by Friends for Youth, Inc. on Oct 17, 2011
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This webinar, as part of the free monthly series from Friends for Youth, takes a look at several ways mentoring can serve as an effective intervention in youth substance abuse prevention efforts – ...
This webinar, as part of the free monthly series from Friends for Youth, takes a look at several ways mentoring can serve as an effective intervention in youth substance abuse prevention efforts – directly because of the mentor’s impact and also through a program’s participation in collaborative activities with other prevention-focused entities. Looking at San Mateo County’s prevention efforts, where Friends for Youth is an ongoing partner, you’ll learn about effective primary prevention, the importance of collaborative efforts, and see examples of youth-led activities. Friends for Youth will share results from their ongoing mentee evaluation, specifically at how mentoring affects ATOD use and abuse, along with a working theory about why. This webinar will also feature an overview of several toolkits developed specifically as resources for mentors to guide conversations and we’ll hear about some of the strategies mentors can use when meeting with their mentees.
This special webinar features Sara Randazzo, Manager of Community Wellness Initiative from San Mateo’s Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center; Sarah Kremer, Program Director of Friends for Youth’s Mentoring Institute; and staff from The Governor’s Prevention Partnership in Connecticut, Catherine LeVasseur, Program Manager of our Statewide Wellness Initiative (Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse Prevention).
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