2020.12.7 | Prevention on the Brain: Developing Brain-Friendly Prevention Messages for Youth | 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | 1.5 contact hours
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Adolescence is a time when young people’s brains are changing and developing rapidly, causing them to approach decision‐making in new and different ways. Understanding how youth think about risks and choices around substance use, relationships, sexuality, and other health behaviors is key to developing prevention approaches that are truly effective. This training will present the latest knowledge we have about how brain development affects the ways that young people evaluate their health choices, and how adult educators and prevention professionals can present our messages in ways that maximize our impact. This information will provide attendees with the skills to adapt and grow their prevention toolbox, and encourage prevention professionals to think beyond the frame of our current practice.
- Understand how brain development affects the adolescent’s decision‐ making and perception of risk
- Identify common pitfalls that may make prevention messaging less effective for young people
- Identify developmentally appropriate strategies for supporting healthy decision making and risk reduction
Sheila Nelson, Program Manager, Adolescent and School Health, State of Maine
A completed evaluation is required to receive a certificate of contact hours for the following:
1.5 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1.5 contact hours for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
1.5 prevention contact hours from Maine Prevention Certification Board: This conference has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine.
1.5 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.