Are you thinking about integrating environmental approaches into your prevention efforts? Environmental prevention involves promoting health and safety by changing the policies, settings, and community conditions that contribute to high-risk, unhealthy behaviors. This training focuses on the distinctions between environmental and individual-based prevention, and the theoretical foundation for using environmental strategies. Presenter Shari Egeland, will review evidence-based environmental prevention strategies and highlight ways that they can include best-practice cultural competence. The training also looks at ways to effectively engage communities in these efforts, including how to work with youth to get them ready to implement environmental prevention projects. This training is appropriate for county prevention coordinators and administrators, county-sponsored prevention providers, schools, communities, and faith-based prevention providers.
Promoting Health and Safety through Changed Policies, Settings, and Community
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT
About the Presenters
Shari Egeland (she/her) has a Master’s degree in counseling MFT and is currently the Associate Director and Research Specialist and Youth ATOD Prevention Counselor at Omni Youth Programs in Sacramento, CA. She has over 23 years training and teaching professionals, teens, young adults, parents, and families on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) prevention and other topics, is certified Model Program Trainer in 6 ATOD Model Programs, and also leads and helps develop trainings for CARS. She has developed curriculums, presented and been a guest panelist as a prevention expert at over 50 summits and conferences and was the recipient of the Harold Cole Award in Prevention in 2021.