To be effective, prevention programs must be tailored to the specific audience. This involves careful assessment of the population’s learning needs. Programs must be age and culturally appropriate, and take various learning styles into consideration as the format of the program and activities are designed. By the end of this course, you will be able to apply various learning theories to the design of an effective prevention program.
1. Describe the importance of assessing the learning needs of target audience/populations.
2. Identify assessment tools appropriate to the target audience/populations.
3. Develop prevention education and skill development activities based on target audience analysis, including age, culture and diversity issues.
4. Define learning as it relates skill development, application and skill retention.
5. Describe at least three learning theories and describe at least four learning styles.
6. Identify developmental stages of learning and its applicability to mastery of new skills.
Instructor: Heather Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS
Please note: If you are using a purchase order to pay for this class, there will be an additional $6.00 charged for processing, per class!
The Wellness Center for Prevention has instituted a new "No Show" policy that will result in a $15 fee assessed to any individual who fails to show up for a class or event held at or by the agency for which a fee is required. Individuals