Teen Relationships in the Digital Age


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Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council

Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) has partnered with The YWCA to offer a free educational session for community members on current information regarding the Digital Age. The session is entitled “Teen Relationships in the Digital Age.”

The presenter, Lisa McLaughlin, is a Community Educator for the YWCA CAPP (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention) Program. The session will take place on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Lakewood Baptist Church, 150 Erie Street, Lakewood, NY 14750. We appreciate the church making their facility available for this important informational session.

This workshop will begin by defining the digital age and where teens are digitally. Data collected from the recent Relationships survey taken of Chautauqua County youth will be reviewed. Explored will be how different relationships are, based upon the pre-digital age and during the digital age and how to teach healthy and unhealthy relationships skills to digitally active teens. Several educational resources will be offered and introduced including games and activities. Parents, teachers and those working with youth can certainly benefit from attending. It’s important for families and professionals to stay informed on current relationship trends involving youth.

Professional (CPP) or Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS). The 1.5 CPP/CPS (Sec. 1) hours are approved for CPP/CPS initial credit hours and for CASAC/CPP/CPS renewal by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.

CASAC training offerings are suitable for community members that are aspiring to learn more about addictions, and other related topics to improve their lives and the lives of others. This course work is also recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board through reciprocity.

This workshop is offered at no charge. Pre-registration is required. To register for the above course contact CASAC or Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services, 664-3608, kjcolby@casacweb.org visit our Web Site: www.casacweb.org

CASAC offers a number of community and professional educational opportunities throughout the year. Individualized on-site training, depending upon staff needs, is available. All trainings can be designed either as an in-service training, conference or workshop.

Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a United Way partner agency, has been providing prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit our Web Site: www.casacweb.org.