The webinar is taught by Dr. Peter DeBenedittis, a well-known speaker and trainer in the prevention field for 20 years. Until now, the risk and protective factor paradigm has generated prevention programs that need multiple sessions to be effective. In this webinar, Dr. DeBenedittis teaches Alcohol Expectancy Theory, an approach applied to the NREPP Reviewed Alcohol Literacy Challenge™ curriculum.
The advantage of utilizing this approach to prevention is that with mandated testing, few schools allow prevention providers access to students for more than 1 or 2 class periods. Dr. DeBenedittis is offering this course, because most prevention providers are not familiar with the application of Alcohol Expectancy Theory, and thereby find it hard to believe that youth will drink significantly less after receiving only a single session lesson. As prevention educators learn Alcohol Expectancy Theory, they will come to understand that the nearly 1,000 published studies dating back to the 1960s show how this is possible.
The goal of this course is to enable prevention providers to reach larger numbers of children with effective prevention education. Imagine how many more schools will be receptive to an alcohol education program proven to reduce underage and binge drinking, when they are asked only ask for 50-90 minutes of class time. In addition to schools, classroom based applications of alcohol expectancy challenges can be used with college orientations, after-school programs, life-skill trainings for athletes, community events, and faith-based youth outreach programs.
This on-line course will take you approximately 2 hours to complete.