Prevention in Action: Cultivating Youth Mattering (HHS Region 1)

Date: October 7, 2021 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  
Time: 12:00 PM—1:30 PM EST Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table  


As part of the New England PTTC Prevention in Action webinar series spotlighting innovative prevention initiatives in the region, the Maine Resiliency Building Network (MRBN) will host an interactive learning session on cultivating mattering for youth. State data highlights that a number of youth feel they don’t matter to their community and an overwhelming number suffer with anxiety, depression and feeling of loneliness. This session raises awareness of the science of mattering, provides data and offers strategies to foster connections to build stronger communities and ensure youth believe they are part of the solutions. During this time of opportunity and challenge, together we must create a springboard for community driven change for youth. Together we will listen, learn and share perspectives from our work.



Photo of the presenter Ruby ParkerRuby Parker is the Engagement & Education Director for the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN). Ruby provides education across the state to build awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of protective factors in building resilience. Ruby provides opportunities for learning to parents, policy makers, professionals, and community members. Prior to joining MRBN, Ruby worked on a similar statewide education effort in the state of Maryland where she built a learning collaborative of professional trainers who worked to spread awareness through presentations designed to build self-healing communities. Ruby participates as a member of a number of coalitions, committees and task forces all aimed to address trauma and promote safe and supportive environments for children. Ruby obtained her education in Baltimore with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Goucher College and a master’s degree in Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore.


This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03). This webinar is in response to a need identified in HHS Region 1 New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, RI) to provide substance misuse prevention professionals with information about youth mental health initiatives. A certificate of participation for 1.5 contact hours will be awarded to all webinar participants. No partial credit will be awarded.

Starts: Oct. 7, 2021 12:00 pm
Ends: Oct. 7, 2021 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
October 6, 2021
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