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In this webinar we will break down biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pronouns, transgender, demisexual, third gender, and gender expression. While addressing the spectrum we will discuss proper ways of asking questions and how to communicate, i.e. names and pronouns. We will also discuss bias elimination, hurtful terms, how to communicate, and the effects on mental health, including the best ways to cope. Despite the existence of different views, we hope to change negative views and help create a healthier world.
The purpose of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) is to better understand youth health and the protective factors that support Colorado youth in making healthy choices. HKCS results can be used to assess community needs, identify disparities, and guide strategies to equitably impact youth health at the local level. In this panel discussion, we will provide an overview of the HKCS instrument, methodology, and data products available later this summer. We will also highlight how one Colorado community started with their local HKCS results to build connectedness and resilience for youth who identify as LGBTQ+. Attendees will be encouraged to participate in the conversation and share their experiences.
Revolutionize your approach to prevention work by infusing it with hope! Practice integrating hope into your communications to increase engagement, correct misperceptions of norms, and reduce stigma. Discover how the Positive Community Norms approach to prevention can be used to build hope and grow healthy norms across a wide range of health and safety issues.
MOST youth are making healthy, positive choices. Learn how to engage them as leaders-in-training and powerful partners in your prevention efforts with the Science of the Positive. Learn from two experienced prevention professionals with years of successful youth engagement in this webinar.
This webinar will include a panel format consisting of representatives from youth focused organizations who will provide insights into working with and engaging young people. During these unprecedented times it is important to continue supporting our young people and provide opportunities for youth leadership. Each organization on this panel will be represented by a young person working with the group and an adult who will provide perspectives where needed. A facilitated discussion will explore topics including how groups are leveraging the tech savvy skills of young people, how are authentic relationships created and maintained, how groups ensure inclusivity, and overall how engagement is maintained.
In this webinar you will learn the 2 key qualities of a trusting relationship between an adult and a young person, and 7 effective strategies for building rapport with young people. These tools will empower you to know how to assist youth in making healthy choices around marijuana.
Designing meetings so they are focused, effective, and engaging is a key leadership skill. Whether you lead a community coalition, an accreditation or QI team, workgroup or committee meetings, stakeholder planning sessions, or other types of meetings, this virtual workshop will provide you with strategies and techniques to help you keep your VIRTUAL meetings on point, engaging, and action-oriented. This workshop focuses on how to plan and structure a meeting to achieve your desired outcomes.
Learn about both the process and the decision-making tools needed to set the conditions and engage stakeholders in effective decision-making. While exploring different decision making scenarios, this workshop will provide you with strategies for maximum stakeholder involvement and tools/strategies to move a group forward.
Youth need positive, nurturing environments in which to learn and grow into healthy adults. So, what does a positive environment look like? What are the characteristics of an effective program? How do we move from theory to practice? In this interactive session, we'll discuss HOW you can implement Positive Youth Development in our work and organizations. We'll dive into the five principles Strengths based, Inclusive, Youth as Partners, Sustainable, and Collaborative, to develop an action plan to put these principles into practice.
In this virtual workshop, participants will delve into the “how” of bringing about policy, systems, or environmental change – namely through identifying the decision makers who can make the change and how to influence those decision makers through an understanding of change management, communication strategies, and power-building tactics.
Closing the Gap is an interactive lesson designed for youth that facilitates critical thinking about substance use data and the ways in which our perceptions and misperceptions influence teen substance misuse prevention. It is based on the principles of Positive Youth Development and the Montana Institute's Science of the Positive.
This poster session webinar will highlight programs and strategies in use across Colorado communities as it relates to substance use prevention.
This poster session webinar will highlight programs and strategies in use across Colorado communities as it relates to youth mental health and wellbeing.