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2017 Facilitator Summer Conference

The 2017 FOCUS Facilitator Summer Conference is offered for individuals interested in effectively implementing FOCUS in their middle and/or high schools. This one-day training session will provide participants with: easy to follow steps for starting FOCUS; skill-based training; readily accessible resources; and a FOCUS Facilitator Certificate of Completion. Participants must register through the Alabama State Department of Education to receive STI-PD. There is no charge for this training. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

9:00 - 4:00

Clanton Conference Center, Alabama Power Company

2030 7th Street South, Clanton, AL 35045

: 8:30-9:00 (Continental Breakfast)
Session I: 9:00-12:00
Lunch (on your own) 12:00-1:00
Session II: 1:00-4:00

2017 FOCUS Facilitator Summer Conference

FOCUS promotes school and community partnerships for the prevention of adolescent risk behaviors identified in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). 

The 2017  FOCUS Facilitator Summer Conference is offered for school administrators, counselors, nurses, and teachers interested in effectively implementing FOCUS in their middle and/or high schools (Grades 6-12). This one-day conference will provide participants with:
  • Update from Alabama Department of Public Health on current YRBS data comparing AL and the US
  • Information and examples of how to implement FOCUS
  • Easy to follow steps for getting started
  • Access to Facilitator website with forms in Word format for easy personalizing
  • Project-based prevention activities 
  • Information on readily accessible resources
  • Certificate of Completion for FOCUS Facilitator Training
6 Hours
Registration Link: http://pdweb.alsde.edu

Registration Fee:
No Charge

Holiday Inn Express
815 Bradbury Lane
Clanton, AL 35046

To register for the 2017 Summer Conference please click here.


Leadership for FOCUS Summer Conference is offered for individuals who are interested in effectively implementing FOCUS. FOCUS implementation requires an understanding of the context of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). Training to lead peer helping, focus groups, community service, monthly health observances, and youth leadership development is provided. This workshop introduces a number of readily-accessible sources of data that can help you understand adolescent risk behaviors in your state and community, as well as some key concepts that will help you select the data from these sources most useful for planning prevention activities. Updated facts and statistics for adolescent risk behaviors and available resources are provided. 
If this workshop is completed in its entirety, a Certificate of Completion; Peer Helping Leader Certification; and/or Professional Development (STI-PD) will be provided. 

2015 Facilitator Summer Conference

The 2015 Leadership for FOCUS Summer Conference was held on July 21-22 at the Clanton Conference Center. This two-day conference had a total of seven speakers who covered topics such as: the 2013 Alabama Youth Risk Behavior Survey results, HIV/AIDS/STIs and Teen Pregnancy. The conference also focused on providing peer helping leader training and implementation methods for the FOCUS program. The speakers included Sue Jones, Crystal Franklin, Tom Robertson, Julie Champion, Debra Clark, Carol Sprayberry and Richard Rogers. Professional development credit was available. The conference was hosted by the Chilton County High School FOCUS. 

2015 Conference Agenda

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