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Risk, Responsibility, and the Summer Camp Counselor: Things all Directors Need to Know
PRESENTERS: Stephen Wallace
COST: ACA members $20; Nonmembers $40
DESCRIPTION AND LEARNING OUTCOMES:
When it comes to avoiding risk behaviors at summer camp, it's a two way street. By signing on, counselors and staff have dual responsibilities to the organizations they serve: discouraging prohibited behaviors amongst the campers (such as underage drinking and other drug use) and setting a good example for the young people in their charge to follow. Through this webinar, participants will:
- Understand the prevalence of youth risk behaviors, such as underage drinking, other drug use and impaired/distracted driving;
- Explore the critical mentoring relationships counselors form with their campers and why it is imperative for them to model safe, appropriate behavior; and
- Learn how those relationships result in positive youth outcomes, including character development, leadership and social entrepreneurship.
Stephen Gray Wallace has broad experience as a school psychologist and adolescent counselor. He serves as an associate research professor and director of CARE (Center for Adolescent Research and Education) at Susquehanna University, the director of counseling and counselor training at the Cape Cod Sea Camps, and as senior advisor for policy, research, and education at SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), an organization he served as national chairman and chief executive officer for more than fifteen years. He is the author of more than one hundred articles and newspaper columns on youth development and decision-making and his book, Reality Gap, has been critically acclaimed by youth advocacy and parenting organizations. Stephen is the principal of Summit/CMC, a management company consisting of consulting units in prevention, media, marketing, and government relations. He is also a current professional development faculty member for ACA’s professional development center and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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