Among the variety of programs focused on drug abuse prevention among youth, mentoring is often overlooked as a strategy. Adult role models can provide a meaningful role in preventing adolescent substance use. This workshop will look at the effectiveness of mentoring in reducing risks among youth. We will review the factors that influence the effectiveness of mentoring and how consistent mentoring can build.
1. Describe the risks of substance use and abuse by youth.
2. Identify the benefits of mentoring youth in the prevention of substance use and abuse.
Social workers, agency staff, behavioral health agency staff, educators, and school staff.
Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within 7 days to receive a Certificate of Attendance.