2023 RAD Fellowship Program Product - Supporting Youth & Addressing Underlying Causes of Substance Use

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SUPPORTING YOUTH & ADDRESSING UNDERLYING CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE USE

 

OVERVIEW

This handbook is designed for adults to better support youth while addressing underlying causes of substance misuse. Throughout this resource, the reader will build a better understanding of the role Adverse Childhood Experiences play in substance use and proven solutions to prevent and mitigate their impacts. The target audience is parents/caregivers, teachers, counselors, coaches, and anyone else who interacts with youth. 

 

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Janet Dosseva, MPH, PS-C

Janet Dosseva HeadshotJanet (pronounced like “Jeanette”) Dosseva, MPH, PS-C is a dedicated public health professional, specializing in youth substance use prevention. She is the Program Director for Westbrook Partners for Prevention, a drug-free community coalition in Southern Maine. Janet is a certified Prevention Specialist and a two time alumnus from the University of New England, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Biology as well as a Master of Public Health degree.

Janet loves implementing creative and innovative ways to engage communities in prevention and harm reduction strategies. She focuses on promoting health equity and amplifying youth voices. Janet is delighted to be working in the Westbrook community, where so many people are committed to supporting youth through collaborative efforts.
 

 

 

 

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