#YouthCulture Spring Workshop Series with the Poe Center

03/02/2021 - 05/04/2021 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

#YouthCulture – A Spring Workshop Series hosted online
by the Poe Center

The Poe Center’s #YouthCulture workshop series is designed to empower parents/guardians by providing up-to-date information on substance use prevention, internet safety, and relationships to support healthy choices. The adult program series is for adults only.

Throughout this COST-FREE series, we will also offer separate Youth Programs that complement adult programs. The youth programs are for youths only.

All sessions will be held online. Feel free to attend any and all workshops.

Session ID Date & Time Program Sign-Up and Description Age
1 Tuesday, March 2
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
#YouthCulture: Adolescent Brain Development
& Social Media
– Click to sign up

This ADULTS ONLY program will inform about current research on adolescent brain development and teen risk perception.

Adults ONLY*
2 Thursday, March 4
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Smart on Social for Youth – Click to sign up

In this YOUTH program, participants will dig deeper into understanding safety on phone and computer apps and why it is important to make good choices while using those platforms.

Youths: Middle-High Schoolers
3 Tuesday, March 9
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
#YouthCulture: Bullying Uncovered – Click to sign up

This ADULTS ONLY program is an interactive program for adults who interact with youth. The program explores bullying definitions, statistics, and trends, including cyberbullying.

Adults ONLY*
4 Tuesday, March 16
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Don’t Stand By, Be a H.E.R.O. – For Families – Click to sign up

This program uses an intervention strategy that focuses time and skill-building to help bystanders stand up and speak up when it comes to bullying in their schools, neighborhoods, and communities.

and their 4th & 5th graders
5 Tuesday, March 23
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
#YouthCulture: Healthy Teen Relationships – Click to sign up

This ADULTS ONLY program will teach parents and other adults to recognize warning signs of unhealthy dating relationships and potential dating violence in teen relationships.

Adults ONLY*
6 Thursday, March 26
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
#YouthCulture: E-Cigarettes 101 – Click to sign up

This ADULTS ONLY program addresses the growing concern of e-cigarettes and youth. Participants will explore adolescent brain development and the effects of e-cigarettes as we cover the latest research.

Adults ONLY*
7 Tuesday, April 13
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
#YouthCulture: Vaping 101 – for youths – Click to sign up

Vaping 101 educates students on the latest research about the addictive nature of nicotine and how it impacts their growing brain and body.

Youths: Middle-High Schoolers
8 Thursday, April 15
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
#YouthCulture: Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction – Click to sign up

This ADULTS ONLY program will teach how early-onset substance use affects the development of the adolescent brain. Participants will learn important skills and resources to address the trends in substance use today.

Adults ONLY*
9 Tuesday, April 20
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Choices & Consequences: Family Edition – Click to sign up

In this FAMILY program, parents/guardians and children will learn the facts about alcohol, tobacco/e-cigarettes, marijuana, and other drugs through an interactive game modeled after the popular show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Parents/guardians and
their 5th graders
10 Tuesday, April 27
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
#YouthCulture: Opioids 101 – Click to sign up

This ADULTS ONLY program will teach about the growing concern of opioid use (prescription pain medicine and heroin) in our communities and how to recognize the risk factors, youth perception of risk, the scope of the opiate problem, signs and symptoms, as well as action steps and resources to keep children from opioid use.

Adults ONLY*
11 Thursday, April 29
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Science of Addiction – Click to sign up

The Science of Addiction presentation will address the neurological ramifications when a psychoactive drug is introduced in the brain.

Youths: High schoolers
12 Tuesday, May 4
6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Dimensions of Wellness – Click to sign up

The Dimensions of Wellness is an interactive program that provides ADULTS with the educational tools to manage stress and build a self-care plan. In addition, this program empowers adults to assist young people with their self-care and coping strategies so they can build emotional resilience as they grow.

Adults ONLY*

*North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board hours will be available for adult sessions.

Please contact Susan Foster with questions at s.foster@poehealth.org

Sessions 6, 8, and 9 are sponsored by the Raleigh Substance Use Advisory Commission.