Youth to Youth now offers a variety of web based training. We have a series of topics that will be offered throughout the year. All of the 2018-2019 school year webinars are being offered to the first 100 people that register for free.
Click on the link below to complete the google registration form for any of the upcoming free webinars.
Dover Youth to Youth will again be broadcasting a series of free Youth Empowerment webinars in the 2018-19 school year. Each webinar provides in depth information on a specific topic or a skill that youth advocates need to take action. We typically provide examples of practical action steps or activities that can be replicated in your community. Webinar registrants also receive a comprehensive handout that contains work product and other tools that they may use in their community.
In the past we have charged a small fee for the webinars. This year we are able to provide this service at no cost. The webinars are helpful for new youth groups or established teams looking for new ideas.
Implementing Youth Empowerment: A Model for Action
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 3 pm ET
This session will provide attendees with core principles and extensive insight on the process of implementing a youth empowerment program. The One Voice Youth Empowerment Model will be explained and specific examples of steps that can be taken to implement that model will be illustrated. Topics covered include: important considerations for getting a program started, youth as a part of a coalition, providing advocacy skills for youth advocates, selecting action projects, and supervising youth advocates. Examples of action projects will be described. This webinar is designed for adults that work with youth advocates, those that supervise youth programs, or those wishing to implement a youth empowerment program. After the core presentation, time will be allowed for questions from webinar attendees.
E-Cigarette and Vaping
Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 3 pm ET
Students from Dover Youth to Youth will be providing a free webinar on e-cigarettes and vaping. The 50-minute presentation will cover the transition of nicotine delivery from tobacco-based to e-cigarette and vaping delivery systems. It will also examine the evolution of e-cigarette advertising, consequences of use, and activities the students have started taking to prevent the growth of e-cig use – including media, policy change and public education. The webinar will be provided by older student-members of Dover Youth to Youth, and materials related to the presentation will be made available following the webinar.
Involving Youth Advocates in Policy Change.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 3 pm ET
The focus of this webinar is to assist a youth group’s adviser in preparing youth advocates to participate in policy change activities – including state and local legislative activities, as well as non-legislative policy change efforts aimed at schools, retailers and other organizations. Presenters will provide instruction and tips for planning and preparing to conduct policy change initiatives, including preparation to deliver testimony to a legislative or deliberative body.
In addition to simple examples of policy change initiatives, the webinar will provide a step by step description of the process used by students in Dover, NH to pass the a city ordinance in that community as well as a detailed explanation of the successful effort to pass a Tobacco-21 ordinance and an ongoing effort to pass that proposal statewide. Presenters will also provide a detailed description of the “Retail Responsibility Project” a process used to test if local retailers would sell marijuana-themed merchandise to teens and pre-teens, and efforts to get them to change their practices/policies.
Implementing a Comprehensive Prevention Campaign for
Youth Groups or Coalitions, featuring:
Case Study: The Fridge Campaign
Case Study: The E-Cigarette Campaign
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 3 pm ET
This webinar is designed to provide participants with a framework for designing and rolling out a long term campaign of at least a year, or more, in length. In this context, a campaign is considered a sustained effort that uses multiple projects, activities and other means to deliver a specific substance abuse message to the community. The training includes the process of selecting a theme and core messages on a targeted substance; planning a multi-faceted approach for delivering that message to the target audience; how to conduct a “roll-out day” to announce your new campaign; and examples of resources that can be used in delivering your message.
The concepts discussed will be illustrated by featuring examples of underage drinking and tobacco use campaigns conducted over the years by the students of Dover Youth to Youth. Resources from two campaigns will be made available to participants who potentially wish to replicate them: The Fridge Campaign which sends the message to parents to control alcohol in their home and the E-Cigarette Campaign targeting teens & parents.
Working with the Press
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 3 pm ET
This webinar is designed to provide participants with a foundation and framework for youth, their adult advisers, and the coalition generally to collaborate with the mass media and press to get their message out. The webinar will address the process of training youth to refine their message and get it out through the press and media. This will include developing talking points and sound bites, teaching youth to prepare a press release, developing media contacts, preparing a letter to the editor, and preparing to be interviewed by a reporter. The webinar will also provide tips and a step-by-step process for holding a press conference and preparing youth to answer 6 common types of questions from reporters. Resources and supporting materials will be provided to participants.