Empowering Youth and Families Program
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Communication Education for Family
This program will resume in October and is designed to help family members build communication skills and also help parents and caregivers communicate positively. Take a minute to watch this
Protective Factors video
for some additional information.
To sign up and learn more about this program please contact
Adrienne Williams 252.459.9810 or send an email to ADWill23@ncsu.edu.
This program is FREE and has been developed and implemented by
NC State University 4-H and funded by a Rural Health and
Safety Education grant and SAMHSA
Weekly session meetings will begin
in the October
A pickup Dinner will be provided weekly with each session
N.C. Cooperative Extension and NC State University is excited, once again, to be able to offer the invaluable Empowering Youth and Families Program in Nash County. This FREE program is comprised of 4 core elements which provide intensive relationship and communication education for families with a focus on providing research-based information about the impact and statistics related to opioid misuse specifically to help youth and families make informed health decisions. A few statistics:
- $582 million spent annually in North Carolina on opioid abuse
- North Carolina ranked 16th nationally on health care cost associated with opioid abuse
- North Carolina rural counties 116% increase in opioid-related deaths
Families with youth ages 10-14 will meet each week to participate in sessions that provide age-appropriate training in the art of family building or information about opioid misuse and allow them to practice new skills and behaviors. This program is designed to:
- Prevent youth substance misuse before it begins
- Improve family relationships and communication skills
- Educate communities about protective factors
- Build resilient people, strong families and powerful communities
Families in the program will work together with local partners and 4-H staff to present an event that will promote the prevention of opioid misuse to the citizens of Nash County and the broader community.
Developed and implemented by NC State University 4-H and funded by a Rural Health and Safety Education grant and SAMHSA