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Web Based Training

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 2019-2020 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.

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Training Dates and Topics

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.

Concepts in Youth Empowerment: A Model for Action
Tuesday, October 22nd , 2019 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.

 

Involving Youth Advocates in Policy Change
Tuesday,  January 7th 2020 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.

Developing a Counter Advertising Message
Tuesday,  January 14th, 2020 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.   


History of Lies:  A 100 Year Look at the Nicotine Delivery Industry
Tuesday, March 17th  2020 at 3 pm ET

 This webinar focuses on the ways in which the nicotine delivery industry has used advertising, promotions, money and outright lies to obscure the actual risks associated with use.  The History of Nicotine Lies webinar spans 100+ years of distortion and deception and luring kids. The presentation begins with a discussion of the consequences of tobacco use juxtaposed against the testimony of tobacco executives being questioned before congress.  The presentation then takes the audience through a historical tour of industry activities starting with the use of collectible trading cards in packs of cigarettes in the 1800s and early 1900s, and through the eras where advertising said: “it’s healthy to smoke”, advertising aimed at kids, efforts to obscure the risks, to the current advertising strategies associated with vaping and tobacco products. This webinar provides excellent background info for youth advocates and the adult advisers of groups that will be working on nicotine related issues.