Resiliency/Youth Development Specialist
3601 C St. Suite 934
P.O. Box 240249
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249
Phone: (907) 269-3425
Resiliency & Youth Development Program
The Resiliency Youth Development Program focuses on cross-disciplinary strategies to prevent substance abuse, tobacco,
suicide, teen pregnancy, delinquency and school failure. The Program
emphasizes the positive qualities and behaviors needed for youth to
become healthy, successful, and responsible.
vision of teen health is maintained as outreach extends to
programs and services statewide.
The Resiliency Youth Development Program:
Recognizes that adolescence is a distinct developmental
stage and strategies must be tailored to the different ages, by
gender and ethnic backgrounds of youth.
Assumes that effective prevention efforts must
include: reducing Risk
Factors and increasing Developmental
Assets, Resilient Qualities, and Protective
Factors associated with adolescent problem behaviors.
Acknowledges that young people who are problem
free (e.g. alcohol/drug free) are not automatically fully prepared
to take on the responsibilities of adulthood. To that end our efforts
must include a focus on positive youth development strategies.
Uses the state Adolescent
Health Plan and the Developmental
Assets framework as a guide for delivery of all services and
Program responsibilities include:
1) Technical Assistance & Resources
2) Professional and Public Education
3) Advisory and Liaison Responsibilities