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Resource: Prevention Profiles: Take Five – David Anderson

Posted | Dec 01 2022

In this podcast episode, David Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, discusses the following: 

  • Findings on substance misuse prevention efforts from the College Alcohol Survey 

  • Insights from campus-based professionals working on alcohol and drug misuse issues 

  • A new guide on professional competencies for drug and alcohol misuse prevention in higher education 

In the interview, Dr. Anderson expresses sentiments of hopefulness and explains how he applies his advice of "persevere, maintain optimism, and hope" to drug and alcohol misuse prevention efforts. Learn more. 

Nationwide Pre-Apprenticeship Initiative

Posted | Nov 30 2022

DOL announced an initiative to expand its pre-apprenticeship opportunities for Job Corps students and connect them to Registered Apprenticeship programs. The effort will allow Job Corps centers throughout the nation to emphasize pre-apprenticeship programs in green energy, healthcare, information technology, and other high-growth industry sectors. Learn more. 

Resource: Ask Youth Challenge

Posted | Nov 30 2022

This webpage provides graphics and information about the #AskYouthChallenge. Individuals and child welfare professionals are encouraged to use the graphics to show that they are committed to listening to teens and are practicing making their voices heard in every conversation. The Ask Youth Challenge focuses on using every opportunity to ask youth about their journey, get their perspectives, establish trust, and participate in engaging conversations about adoption and permanency options with youth. Learn more.