Youth Worker Training Initiative
Engaging Youth in Discussions About Substance Use
The YWTI - Youth Worker Training Initiative is an evidence-based program aimed at training youth workers, who work with youth who are at-risk of or who are beginning to experiment with substance use, to engage them in conversations about illicit drugs.
Examine the role of illicit drugs in youth culture
Learn about the effects, signs, symptoms and consequences of use
Discover how to enhance resiliency and protective factors
Learn about the Stages of Change and the change process
Learn about the Drug Use Continuum and dependence
Learn about different drugs
Discuss possible resources within the community
Participants will have an opportunity to practice the skills and apply the knowledge gained and will come away feeling more confident engaging in discussions with youth about substance use.