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ONSITE TRAININGS
Our trainings teach you best practices in the delivery of our programs. Our lead trainers customize an interactive training to address your needs.

We are pleased to present our trainings in collaboration with Health Resources in Action (HRiA). Lead trainer, Laurie Jo Wallace, is Director of Training and Capacity Building for HRiA. She has 25 years of experience in youth development, substance abuse prevention and coalition building.

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Engaging Youth in Preventing Opioid Addiction
The abuse of opioids - including prescription painkillers and heroin - is at epidemic levels nationally. Prevention is vital.

This training features our evidence-based DVD Drugs: True Stories. The training will deepen your knowledge and skills to help you more effectively communicate with youth about opioids. You'll learn proven strategies for engaging youth in substance abuse prevention activities, coalitions and policy change.

Additionally, you'll learn best practices for incorporating Drugs: True Stories into your programming.

Drugs: True Stories is included in SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).


Engaging Youth in Preventing Underage Drinking
This training features our evidence-based DVD Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon. The training will build upon your knowledge and skills to help you more effectively communicate with youth about underage drinking. You’ll learn proven strategies for engaging youth in underage drinking prevention activities, coalitions and policy change.

Additionally, you’ll learn best practices for incorporating Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon into you programming.


Bullying Prevention
Our bullying prevention trainings feature our DVD Bullying: True Stories. The training will enhance your programs and give you tools and strategies to address bullying behavior. Dr. Robin D'Antona, a nationally respected bullying expert, will customize an interactive training or workshop to address your needs.

To schedule a training please contact Kettie MacLean at kmaclean@wordscanwork.com or 978.282.1663.


What People Say About Words Can Work Trainings
"Attendees at Words Can Works’ training found it excellent - there was plenty of opportunity to gain hands-on experience implementing the programs and leading discussion with youth, as well as adults. Words Can Works’ evidence-based DVDs are relatable, informative and address the Middle and High School students we believe are so important to engage. The accompanying Words Can Work booklets are a great resource, facilitating communication between young people, parents, and caregivers - a key element to preventing substance abuse. We highly recommend Words Can Works’ trainings."
Lori Garrett-Bumba,
Program Director, Youth Services System, Inc. Prevention Services

"Great training. Excellent curriculum. So many great activities! I plan to use them all."

"The training was wonderful. Your ideas and experience were outstanding. I'll feel more confident about doing role-play with youth!"

"Great training - wonderfully facilitated and helpful opportunities for shared learning and networking!"

"Excellent training! The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and energetic in the delivery of the materials."


KEYNOTE SPEAKER/MODERATOR, FACILITATOR AND EMCEE
Want to energize your next conference for parents, healthcare providers, educators - all adults with kids in their lives? Jeanne Blake’s powerful multimedia presentations take adults into kids’ worlds. She offers information, communication strategies, and the latest research about how to support kids in making lifesaving connections and healthy choices.

TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Strong families make strong communities. When you sponsor a Town Hall Meeting featuring Words Can Work DVDs and booklets you invest in your community. We will help you plan your Town Hall Meeting to initiate potentially lifesaving dialogue about issues affecting youth.

Contact: Kettie MacLean at kmaclean@wordscanwork.com or 978.282.1663.


What People are Saying

“Words Can Work offer families from diverse backgrounds a simple road map for effective communication. They are unlike any other materials in the field because they combine her ability to tell a poignant story with cutting edge research from leadings experts in family communication and child development.”
Chad Martin, MS, Youth Behavior Specialist
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


“Jeanne Blake is a passionate expert and does an outstanding job on the issues that she deals with. She understands the sensitivity of these issues to people and workplaces. We are so lucky to deliver the programming that she does; it's quite different than any other health and wellness program in the marketplace.”
Peter Mongeau, Vice President, US Human Resources Shared Services
John Hancock Financial Services


Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon - DVD
Young people tell their powerful stories about drinking and driving, addiction, and avoiding alcohol use.
Steroids: True Stories Hosted by Curt Schilling - DVD
Offers powerful messages about steroid abuse for boys, girls and parents.
Depression: True Stories - DVD
Young adults and their families tell about living with depression.
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