Behavioral Health Programs
There are many prevention strategies that can be implemented by the community, family,
school, and youth. Peer Helper and Peer Empowerment trainings were designed to help young people develop the skills to prevent some of the problems of adolescence, and to take the initiative to be leaders and improve their school and community.
1:00 Registration, room check-in
1:30 Welcome and introductions
2:00 Energizer: Do you know your neighbor?
2:15 Poster activity: introductions
3:00 Profile an empowered peer
3:15 Swiss cheese theory: why teens act the way they do
3:30 What is prevention? (assessing school/community needs)
6:00 Fitness time/relaxation
7:30 What are risky behaviors?
8:00 Risky behaviors, short attention span theatre, presentations & awards
9:45 Housekeeping reminders
10:00 Ice cream social
8:30 Check in and review
8:45 Your groups as a team; team building
9:00 Energizers: people to people
9:15 Decision making
9:30 Effective communication
10:15 Refusal skills and practice
10:45 Carefrontation skills and practice
12:25 Conflict resolution skills
12:50 Goal setting activity (dream doodling)
1:15 AODA continuum
1:30 Recovering teen panel
3:00 Self care/relaxation
3:30 Walk and talk
7:30 Special objects
7:30 Breakfast and packing
8:15 Empowerment pictionary
9:15 Options for peer helping
9:30 Marketing and implementing peer helping
10:00 Action planning: what will you do for your school?
12:15 Sharing action plans
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