Success Stories - Youth and Tobacco Control
For many years, coalitions have searched for the most effective ways to engage young people in prevention. No effort has seen greater and more lasting success in creating authentic and meaningful roles for youth than tobacco control. Guided by established best practices from the Centers for Disease Control, anti-tobacco groups have engaged and utilized young people at every level of prevention campaigns, from research, to message development, to delivering testimony to public officials. Come and learn how YOUR coalition can adopt some of the best and most impactful strategies for involving youth in population-level change!
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1) Identify at least three specific ways to engage youth at every level of a public health-driven campaign to reduce substance use
2) Understand the historical evolution of youth involvement and engagement in substance use and misuse prevention
3) Identify and put into practice at least three attributes of an ideal adult collaborator/mentor in your youth engagement efforts