Teens for Healthy Youth Trained in Prevention Plus Wellness Program

September 2021-December 2021

 

Teens for Healthy Youth Trained in Prevention Plus Wellness Program

Members of Teens for Healthy Youth (THY) in six area high schools were trained in Dr. Chudley Werch’s Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) Program.  Dr. Werch developed a pre-recorded video training to be used specifically for THY Advisors and their THY members. THY members were trained in the SPORT Prevention Plus Wellness High School and Vaping PPW programs. Additionally, Hilton Head Christian Academy and Cross Schools THY members were trained in the In God’s Image PPW Program.  PPW encourages wellness-promoting behaviors to prevent teen substance use/abuse. In addition, PPW helps teens set positive goals for themselves. THY plans to use the PPW program to implement peer-to-peer education this spring to high school and middle school students to prevent teen use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs and to promote overall wellness.  Peer-to-peer education is an intervention strategy in LCAHY’s 12- Month Action Plan and aligns with THY’s vision to promote positive teen health.  To view Dr. Werch’s PPW video training specific to THY go to https://classroom.google.com/w/MTQ5MDgwODMwOTU3/t/all. To learn more about THY go to https://www.lcahealthyyouth.com/youth-coalition/thy/.