The Berkshire Youth Development Project is hosting its fifth Berkshire Youth Worker Summit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Berkshire Outdoor Center at Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA.
This event is open to anyone who works with young people in Berkshire County.
The focal point of the day will be the presentation of the latest Prevention Needs Assessment Survey results. The survey, which is conducted with eighth, 10th, and 12th-graders throughout Berkshire County every other winter, was designed to assess adolescent substance use, antisocial behavior, and the risk and protective factors that predict these behaviors.
The presentation will provide an overview of the latest data, basic analysis, and an opportunity for questions and discussion. The second half of the day will be spent in breakout groups, engaging in discussions on topics inspired by the data presented.
The BYDP is a collaborative of the three regional coalitions: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, and South Berkshire Community Coalition and their direct service and supporting agencies: Railroad Street Youth Project, Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Health Systems, and the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office.
The summit registration cost is $25, which includes lunch. For information or to register, contact Kate Merrigan at (413) 663-7588 or email@example.com.