Prevention Starts with Healthy Relationships
Just one healthy connection with a caring adult can make a world of difference in a young person’s life. At MYAN, we approach youth prevention with engagement. When young people feel supported by the adults and communities in their lives, young peoples’ health outcomes improve, and they build resiliencies that will help them through life’s challenges.
MYAN offers a three-part training series focused on using prevention-informed practices to effectively engage youth in our communities. All trainings in this series are free to attend and offer continuing education units (CEUs) or contact hours for completion. These trainings provide an excellent opportunity to connect with other professionals and expand your personal network.
In This Series, We Cover
- How the neuroscience behind developing brains can make your messaging more impactful
- The benefits of community driven research projects, and how they can be used as a model to engage young people directly in prevention focused research.
- Why supportive relationships between adults and young people are key to better health outcomes, and strategies for building and sustaining those relationships.
Using Neuroscience To Reach Developing Brains
Learn the neuroscience behind developing brains, and why scare tactics often miss the mark. We’ll develop a framework for creating effective messaging—backed by research. We’ll practice new strategies and connect with each other.
Community Driven Research With Youth
Community-driven research is a model for researchers to collaborate with the communities their projects impact. Learn the value of community-driven research for engaging young people and creating environmental change. Using these models as a guide, develop strategies to directly partner with youth on prevention focused research to build their skills and confidence.
Relationships As Protective Factors
We’ll develop skills to grow and sustain lasting and supportive relationships with young people. As a group, we’ll positive relationships with adults can build resiliency in young people and improve their long term health outcomes.
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Using Neuroscience to reach developing brains – Augusta
Community Driven Research with Youth – Augusta
Relationships as Protective Factors – Augusta