This program focuses on the importance of communication with young people on substance use, social media and healthy teen relationships. The adolescent brain often processes the world differently than the adult brain and that impacts communication and understanding. Participants will learn about resources and tools to assist in developing and tailoring these important conversations with youth. This session includes the latest research, examines the risk factors and the protective factors that help prevent risky behaviors. A discussion on strategies to increase those protective factors and to support empowering youth to make healthy decisions will be covered. Participants will be equipped with tools and resources to support ongoing conversations.

Grade Level: Adults Only
Program Length Online: 75 minutes
Program Length In-Person: 90 minutes