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Parks and Recreation Departments (P&R Depts) across New England provide various programs and services for young people, such as before and after school childcare, sports programming, and summer camps. They also offer employment to older teens and young adults. While P&R Depts can be one of the largest childcare providers in a community, they often receive little support and training on positive youth development, trauma-sensitive approaches to working with young people, and substance use prevention strategies. P&R Dept directors recently received a toolkit and attended workshops on preventing youth substance use and addressing substance misuse.
In this webinar, participants will become familiar with the toolkit and explore ways to create relationships, provide technical assistance, and support P&R Depts to improve programs, staff training, and parent engagement. Participants will also receive a P&R staff training slide bank on brain development, childhood trauma, youth substance use and strategies for implementing a positive youth development framework.
Dates: June 10 & 11, 2020
Times: 9am-11am, each day
Location: Zoom Webinar