REGISTER NOW! Climate Change from a Prevention Perspective - PTTC national implementation science work group

Climate Change from a Prevention Perspective
April 24th, 2:00-3:30 pm ET



"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" We often ask young people to think about their futures, but the world we're asking them to think about living in is changing quickly. From screen time to social media to emerging substance use trends to being trauma-informed, preventionists have to stay up to date on the health of young people- so have you thought about climate change? Climate change is on the minds of upwards of 80% of young people, making it a standout issue. Increased stressors on communities, families, and individuals can mean increased mental health challenges, as well as other public health concerns, and people and communities will have different abilities to adapt to these changes depending on a host of socioeconomic factors. This training is designed as a conversation to help you begin to be climate-informed about these issues and more, so these subjects are familiar to you when bolstering youth and community resiliency, and helping young people find hopeful answers to the question, "Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"



  • Discover how prevention specialists can consider this global impact problem when delivering prevention services.
  • Learn how socioeconomic differences, and health disparities change how climate change impacts people differently and their capacity for being resilient to climate change changes depending on these things.
  • Communicate a feeling of hope. This is a more powerful conversation when we know there are things we can do.
  • Focus on substance misuse prevention and positive youth development. This conversation can easily be swept up in climate change and the specifics of climate change, but we are not expected to become climate change experts. By being climate informed, we can more easily navigate this part of working with youth.


PTTC Network event. Our very own, Sarah Johnson, New England PTTC is the presenter for this webinar. Check it out!

Starts: Apr. 24, 2024 2:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 24, 2024 3:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 23, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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