Matt McCarter moved to Boise from Seattle, Washington in 2002 to manage the City of Boise’s Healthy Community* Healthy Youth Initiative in the Mayor’s office. Prior to his time in Boise he earned a B.A. from Western Washington University, served as an AmeriCorps member, managed the Seattle Police Department’s Volunteer program and funded community efforts to prevent substance abuse and violence among youth as a Community Organizer for King County Government in Washington State. He holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Boise State University and currently serves as the Director of the Student Engagement, Career & Technical Readiness Division at the Idaho State Department of Education. The belief that every individual and community has the potential to realize happiness and success for themselves drives Matt’s efforts.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Thu, Nov 29, 2018 TBC
Unpack the Antidotes to Youth Risk Behaviors, an Exploration around how we can Inoculate Students from HarmThis interactive session will explore research and theory around why students engage in risk behaviors and will translate these ideas into concrete actions to increase grit, persistence and hope in the students we serve.
Learning Objectives and Participant OutcomesParticipants will have increased understanding of what informs youth behaviors, the impact of toxic stress and how to protect students.
- Increased understanding of how adverse childhood experiences impacts behavior.
- Increased knowledge of current research on student suicide.
- Broadened strategies to cultivate protective factors for students.
- Participants will have a great time!
- Describe how toxic stress impacts behavior.
- Identify the risk factors that contribute to suicide ideation.
- List strategies that inoculate students from harm.