Connecticut Department of Children and Families
May 21, 2013

Just Because You’re a Grown-up…

MLI's Prevention Series for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services


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DATE:  Tuesday May 21, 2013    


TIME:  8:30 AM to 12:30 PM  (Please arrive no later than 8:45 to register and settle in.)


INSTRUCTOR: Robin P. McHaelen, MSW of True Colors


The Connecticut Certification Board, Inc. (CCB) # of Hours: 3.5


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Young people are more controlled by others than virtually any other group (except prisoners, perhaps).  While some forms of controls (i.e., structure) are necessary, others are oppressive and undermine self-confidence, self-esteem, competency - some of the very characteristics substance abuse prevention providers, clinicians and behavioral health professionals seek to develop in the youth we serve.


This interactive workshop will use discussion, large and small group exercises and activities to explore the following questions:  What is the difference between youth and adult cultures?  How does an adult care-giver know when they are being 'adultist?'   How do values and belief systems, race, ethnicity, orientation and gender (of both the youth and the provider) play into adult/youth interactions? How might adults better provide effective, culturally competent services to the youth whose lives we touch?


Three Measurable Learning Objectives:


  1. Participants will be able to identify the differences between youth and adult cultures  
  2. Participants will recognize the impact of ‘adultism’ on outcomes for youth
  3. Participants will demonstrate their ability to utilize this information in planning youth prevention and other programming

LUNCH - optional and must prepay, Thank you!



Location: MLI, Inc. 127 Washington Ave, East Building, North Haven, CT 06473
This event is 28 miles from you (06106).

8:30 AM - 12 PM

Phone: 203-691-1486
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