2018 ‘Be the Change’ Youth Program Agenda

Sunday

 Sunday, June 24, 7:00-9:00pm

Champions Dinner

‘Be the Change’ participants will kick-off convention with an evening of fun, all while enjoying great food at Speedway Indoor Karting. Chaperones are welcomed.

 

Monday

Youth A

Monday, June 25, 8:30-9:45am

Expectation v. Reality: Media Influences on Adolescent Health Behaviors

Media play an integral role in the health behaviors of young people around topics such as body image and substance use. Join this workshop, led by the School-Based Health Alliance’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC), to hear youth perspectives on media influences, receive skills-building tools to identify negative impacts and create healthy patterns, and learn how adolescents and adults can work together to develop programming that improves student health outcomes.

Nate Batiste, Psychology Major, Youth Advisory Council, School-Based Health Alliance, Baton Rouge, LA

Nicole Carrillo, BBA Business Management Major, Youth Development Intern, School-Based Health Alliance, Omaha, NE

Cameron Estrada, Social Work and Entrepreneurial Management Major, Youth Development Intern, School-Based Health Alliance, Roswell, NM

 

Youth B

Monday, June 25, 10:15-11:30am                                   

Confronting Addiction Begins with Teens: One Choice for Healthy Brains

Drug use is one of the most pressing health issues of our time. Teens are constantly presented with different messages from parents, peers, schools, and the media about drug use and health. Now it’s time that teens lead the discussion. In this workshop, youth leaders will learn the basic brain science of addiction and better understand national trends in youth drug use. Participants will assess the messages they’ve received and develop strategies for their own efforts to prevent youth drug use in their communities.

Caroline DuPont, MD, Vice President, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., Rockville, MD

Cassandra Fowler, BA, Research Assistant, Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., Rockville, MD

 

Luncheon and Plenary 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

 

Youth C/D

Monday, June 25, 1:30-4:00pm

Health Care Simulation Activity

What is life without a school-based health center (SBHC)? Presenters will educate youth about the components of the current health service systems available to people nationwide. Through role-play and interaction, young people will better understand the value and benefits of SBHCs, as well as learn language they can use to advocate for peers to obtain the health services they need in a non-SBHC setting.

Nate Batiste, Psychology Major, Youth Advisory Council, School-Based Health Alliance, Baton Rouge, LA

Nicole Carrillo, BBA Business Management Major, Youth Development Intern, School-Based Health Alliance, Omaha, NE

Cameron Estrada, Social Work and Entrepreneurial Management Major, Youth Development Intern, School-Based Health Alliance, Roswell, NM

 

Tuesday

Youth E/F                                      

Tuesday, June 26, 9:00am-11:30am

Inclusive Youth-Led SBHC Advocacy and Resource Development Efforts

In this workshop, presenters will empower youth to return to their communities and lead successful school-based health center (SBHC) advocacy outreach and promotion efforts. They will also identify and discuss ways to fully engage stakeholder groups that haven’t historically been included in SBHC youth-led advocacy efforts, such as students with disabilities. Workshop participants will learn how to identify and communicate with potential new community resources. Participants will also develop their own proposals for approaching potential community partners to secure their support.

Kelsey Norris, Special Needs Ambassador and Advocate, Norris Consulting Group, Inc., Bonaire, GA

Carol Norris, MHA, President and Senior Consultant, Norris Consulting Group, Inc., Bonaire, GA

 

Luncheon and Plenary 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

 

Youth G                                         

Tuesday, June 26: 1:30-2:45pm

Youth-Friendly General Sessions

Choose one of the following (see descriptions here):

G4       Population                              

Click It or Clinic: How Can Health Resources Show Up for Students?

 

G5       Mental Health Clinical Skills                              

Good Play/Bad Play: Drama Therapy with Put-at-Risk Youth

 

G6       Oral Health                              

State Coalition and Local Student Alliance Council:  Working Together for Better Oral Health

 

G7       Population, Advocacy and Policy                              

The Policy Playbook: Top Tactics for Catalyzing Youth-Driven School-Based Health Advocacy

 

Youth H

Tuesday, June 26 3:00-4:00pm

Youth Program Wrap-up

Young people are an essential advocate for SBHCs nation-wide, with the power to shape programs, policy, and outreach activities that affect the health of students. Join us to share your youth leadership stories, give feedback from the convention, and contribute thoughts on future networking.

Seleena Moore, MPH, Program Manager, School-Based Health Alliance, Washington, DC

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