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Engaging Youth in Alcohol Prevention: The Power of Personal Stories (Day 1)

November 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 2 day training, co-facilitated by Blake Works and Health Resources in Action (HRiA), will build upon your knowledge and skills to more effectively communicate about underage drinking with young people (Grade 5 – 12). Participants will learn how to implement and utilize Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon with groups of young people and groups of parents/other caring adults. In addition, we will provide strategies for engaging youth in substance abuse prevention activities, coalitions and policy change.

Who Should Attend
Teachers, counselors, principals, school health and supportive staff, youth workers, after-school personnel and program supervisors and managers.

Jeanne Blake
Creator, Words Can Work
Producer, Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon
Affiliated faculty member, Harvard Medical School, Division on Addiction

Laurie Jo Wallace
Director of Training and Capacity Building

More Information
Cost is $999 for two-day training*. Participants will receive a copy of Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon. Continental breakfast will be provided both days. Email Kettie MacLean at [email protected] to receive information about how to register.

*Training fee is non-refundable for cancellations after 10/15/14. Cancellations made prior to 10/15/14 will receive a partial refund of $799.

Special Hotel Offer
The Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Back Bay-Fenway – located at 125 Brookline Avenue in Boston – is offering training participants a discounted room rate of $299 (plus tax) per night. A two night minimum stay is required for this discounted rate. To reserve your room, please call 800.331.3131 and reference the Blake Works Room Block.


November 17, 2014
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm