Positive Alternative Activities are activities which allow youth to master new skills, bond with their peers, school, and community, and give them an alternative option instead of using of using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) requires prevention funded programs to provide AAs regularly. This training will give in-depth examples of activities that can be used, and will also provide time for participants to generate ideas for new activities.

Objectives: (for CEU’s)

Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • In-depth examples of activities that can be used as Alternative Activities
  • Generating new activities
  • A handout with more than 25 Alternative Activities

Sources:

  • HHSC Contract (for the definition of what an alternative activity is)
  • Jackson, Tom (1993). Activities that Teach. Red Rock: Utah.
  • Jackson, Tom (1995). More Activities that Teach. Red Rock: Utah.
  • Jackson, Tom (2000) Still More Activities that Teach. Red Rock: Utah.

Format: PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos

Duration:

  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshops