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VIRTUAL LUNCH & LEARN: Social Development Strategy (SDS)

This is a two-part training that occurs from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 1 & 8

Social Development Strategy: Building protection for the youth in our community 

Join us for a FREE two-part Lunch & Learn that provides an overview on the science behind prevention and Social Development Strategy (SDS) theory. SDS promotes providing youth with skills and opportunities that help strengthen their bonds to family, school and community. Bonding helps youth adopt healthy standards of behavior.

Each one hour session offers training on the components of SDS and ways to incorporate the model into everyday contact with youth or when planning prevention strategies.

Developed by David Hawkins and Richard F. Catalano, from the University of Washington, the Social Development Strategy explains the science behind prevention, with a focus on identifying risk factors that lead to unhealthy youth behaviors, so communities can increase protective factors, specifically in the area of bonding. The Social Development Strategy acknowledges the human desire to belong and interact with other humans. The bonding process is the element that plays the most significant role in determining whether youth develop healthy positive behaviors. The Social Development Strategy offers a model for achieving bonding by providing youth the opportunities, skills, and recognition that foster attachment and commitment to their families, school, and community.

Please plan to attend both sessions!

Please Register

LUNCH & LEARN - Social Development Strategies - Parts 1 & 2

This is a free two-part lunch & learn, but please register so we know how many people to expect. Please plan to attend both events. When you register, you will receive an email with links to the Zoom meetings


Thursday December 01 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Category: Training