Stressed Out – Today’s Young People and Stress

Taylor Ann Winter

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Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council

Chautauqua Alcohol & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) has partnered with The YWCA to offer a free educational session for community members on current information regarding our youth. This is the first of five sessions. The session is entitled “Stressed Out – “Today’s Young People and Stress.” Our Presenter is Taylor Winter, Certified Health Educator.

Taylor Ann Winter is the Program Director for two prevention programs (Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention & Safe Harbour) at the YWCA of Jamestown since June 2017. Taylor Ann has focused on issues surrounding sexuality and reproductive health throughout her educational and professional career. Taylor Ann serves on the Board of Directors for the organization, It Happens to Alexa, which assists survivors of sexual assault at the time of trial.

The session will take place on Tuesday, April 2, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Lakewood Baptist Church, 150 Erie Street, Lakewood, NY 14750. We appreciate the church making their facility available for this important informational session.

Parents, teachers and those working with youth can certainly benefit from attending. This course will help us better understand youth stressors, how the teen brain copes with stress, and what adults can do to help young people deal with stress. Discover how to identify stressed out youth; what stress does to the brain; how stress affects development; what young people are doing to cope with stress. We will explore what we can do as professionals and practice stress management techniques.

The 2 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, visit our Web Site:

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 & 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 & 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: