Workshop Descriptions (Youth)

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Friday, November 3 | Workshops (Repeated) | 9:00 – 12:00 pm

 

  1. A HOW TO WORKSHOP: FROM PREVENTION PROJECT IDEA TO COMPETING AT THE SPRING YOUTH FORUM
    Zach Fincher, Chiara Power, Luke Fincher, & Debbi Fincher – Rock Solid [Winners from 2017 SYF]
    Rock Solid Teens are paying it forward with a presentation on how to effectively create a community prevention project and submit your application for the Spring Youth Forum (SYF), for a chance to participate for the Grand Prize, too! They have created a checklist of what worked for them and will be sharing it with you. Want to be motivated and inspired on how you, too, can create positive change in your community? Come join us! Getting a chance to attend the SYF has been so beneficial for us, too, we got new ideas to share from watching the other teams present their prevention projects.
  2. HOOKED – ADDICTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
    Elizabeth Glavish, B.A., Communications and Outreach Specialist, Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
    This session will explore the relationship between addiction and technology, especially as it concerns youth and young adults. This session will highlight the ever-evolving relationship between gambling and video gaming addiction, including signs and symptoms of gambling and gaming addiction, popular methods of play, and effective prevention techniques.
  3. MARIJUANA 101
    Matthew Shellhart, Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program Manager with CHOICE Regional Health Network
    This presentation explains how marijuana is marketing toward youth and how marijuana can get in the way of your future.
  4. SHELTON HS SADD MAJOR PROJECTS
    Rachel Darch, President of Shelton SADD Club; Viola Lanman, VP of of Shelton SADD Club; Ellie Smetzler, Secretary of Shelton SADD Club; Melanie Sanders, Treasurer of Shelton SADD Club
    The Shelton SADD club does many projects in our schools and community to promote leadership skills and develop a safer, healthier and cleaner atmosphere. We will discuss the following projects: 1. TAMATU (Teenagers against Marijuana and Tobacco Use) 2. Media Awareness in dealing with alcohol and other drugs 3. Little Stars- Going into first grade classes and talking about bicycle, pedestrian and booster seat safety 4. Seatbelt checks; and lastly, 5. Texting and driving projects.
  5. The “College Success” workshop has been cancelled. We apologize.
  6. COMMUNICATE CONFIDENTLY
    Alexander Cook, National Youth Trainer, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
    Want to be able to approach anyone and begin a conversation, or present in front large groups? In this workshop we will identify the simple and powerful techniques and principles of communication that make people interesting and confident.

Saturday, November 3 | Workshops (Repeated) | 9:10 – 11:00 am

 

  1. THE POWER OF HOPE & CONCERN: USING YOUR VOICE TO REDUCE SUBSTANCE ABUSE
    Jeff Linkenbach, Ph.D., MA in Counseling, Research Scientist at The Montana Institute & Fellow at the University of Montana – Mansfield Academy of Global Leadership
    There is tremendous power in your voice if you know how to focus your message. The Science of the Positive Framework can teach you how to be effective by combining your HOPES and CONCERNS about substance abuse in your community. This workshop is highly interactive and will teach you this powerful way of using your voice for making a positive change for any difficult issue you will face. Come ready to work in small groups and learn together.
  2. WHAT CAN YOUTH DO ABOUT RX DRUG ABUSE?
    Erin James, MBA, CPP, Outreach Marijuana & Opiate Prevention Coordinator, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division; Janine Koffel, MS.Ed, CPP, Health Promotion and Prevention Professional
    Prescription medication abuse has been identified as a national crisis and YOUth can do something about it in their communities. Hear how YOUth can make a difference by reducing social access and building first-responder capacity. Develop your advocacy plan for a community Rx drug take-back program and increase awareness about the life-saving overdose reversal drug, Narcan, at this hands-on workshop for YOUth.
  3. TENSPIRATION: THE ATTITUDE TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD
    Ty Sells, BA, Certified Prevention Specialist II, Director of Training and Development, Youth to Youth International
    An autistic student in New York scores 20 points in a varsity basketball game on senior night. A Chinese man stands in front of three tanks in Tiananmen because he believes he is right and his government is wrong. A teacher in a tough school district motivates her students to achieve beyond their wildest dreams. These are all true stories, all memorable, all inspirational. None were an accident. Inspirational moments aren’t some fluke that happen every now and again. They are the result of many people making anonymous choices, just because they are the right things to do. No one in this world gets anywhere without being challenged and inspired by someone else, and we all inspire others without even knowing it. The dictionary gives 5 definitions of inspiration, but each of them calls for an action. As leaders, if we truly want to inspire others, we must stimulate thought and provoke action.
  4. SPEAK UP! YOU HAVE THE POWER TO EFFECTIVELY INFLUENCE POLICYMAKERS
    Julie Peterson, Senior Director of Policy, Foundation for Healthy Generations; Hannah Stewart, High School Senior
    Come to this interactive workshop and learn how to effectively influence elected officials and other policymakers who are making decisions about policies that impact the lives of youth. You’ll leave the workshop with a Youth Advocacy Guide and access to free on demand advocacy videos.
  5. YOUNG AND VULNERABLE: THE EFFECTS OF ACES, TRAUMA, AND RESILIENCY ON MENTAL HEALTH
    Tyree Abella, Teddy Avestruz, Noah Logman, Messiah Biney-McCullum, Gustavo Garcia, & Chala Mohammed (Cleveland High School Students, Garfield High School Students, & Seattle Central College Student)
    Discover how common Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are and how they affect one’s risk for suicide and other problems. We will discuss ways to protect yourself against the trauma of ACEs and become more resilient. This workshop will be led by the Seattle Peer Mental Health Educators, a group of young men of color working to improve mental health and prevent suicide in our communities.
  6. YOUTH CONNECTION – “I AM NOT ALONE”
    Janis Clark, Ph.D. Candidate, M.S., HRMD, B.A., Business Management – Retired Commissioned Officer in the Military, The Military Wellness Initiative Network (MILWIN)
    This workshop mission is to help especially military children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. It will help youth develop the life skills in the area of critical thinking, decision-making, communication, managing feelings, stress management and goal setting to help them resist risky behaviors.