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A Public Charity and A Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Organization

Join The GPVPE        www.youthalert.us        info@youthalert.us        859.494.3677


Our Mission: "To Bring About a Ten-Percent Reduction in Child and Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, through Volunteerism, Education, and Teamwork"

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YouthAlert! (YA!) - What We Do

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YouthAlert! (YA!) has created its own model Universal, Cross-Cutting, In-School, Out of School Time, Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention Educational Program called the YouthAlert! (YA!) Child and Youth Violence, Bully, and Abuse, Prevneitron Health Education Program (YA! VBPHP) for those aged five to twenty-five years old. It is were adults and youth meet equal half-way to find and institute improvements. It is also a comprehensive youth health program and connects youth to local and national help services. YouthAlert! (YA!) has brought this multi-day program to over 10,000 youth.

YouthAlert! (YA!)'s 2018 initiative is the international Global Partnership for Child and Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention Education (GPVPE) at www.headofthesnake.org (HOTS). The GPVPE is to promote and bring Universal, Cross-Cutting, In-School, Out of School Time, Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention Education to all 1.8 billion youth in the world and continue to build the evidence-based research behind it.
YouthAlert! (YA!) advocates for legislation in the U.S. and all nations and states to include Universal, Cross-Cutting, In-School, Out of School Time, Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention Educational Programing in their health education curriculum.
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YouthAlert! (YA!) Child and Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention/Health Education Program (YA! VBPHP)

 

"Where Youth and Adults Meet Halfway to Reduce Violence, Bullying and Abuse"

“Helping Protect the whole youth, and nothing but the youth”©

 

YA! VBPHP is an in-school, out-of-school time, one to five-day, two to ten-hour, live, in-person presentation, whose purpose is to reduce child and youth violence, bullying, and abuse, and improve the overall health of all school age children and youth. This program is part of the YouthAlert! (YA!) Eighteen Week National Health Curriculum.


YA! VBPHP, for ages 5 to 25, is a model universal, cross-cutting youth violence, bullying, and abuse, educational and training prevention program. An initial ten-hour live, interactive, elementary, middle and high in-school, out-of-school, campus life, community, diversion, re-entry, program. It is a cutting edge, life-skills, social-emotional learning (SEL), youth survival, program. A systemic approach by age, placement, compatibility, and delivery, to reducing youth violence. An additional twenty, eight-hour, breakout sessions by subject are available. Continuing education options are included.
 
Subjects include, peer-to-peer youth violence, gun violence, suicide, self-harm, dating violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, gender violence, LGBTQ violence, child maltreatment, bullying, stalking, harassment, gang violence, justice, terrorism, plus other youth health advocacy and prevention topics including, social-emotional health, mental health, physical health, substance abuse, unintentional injuries, media, successful interventions, intervention contacts, and more.
 

YouthAlert! (YA!) personnel present this program directly to any number of children or youth in a school, class, public, or community, environment. The presentation includes a live speaker, videos slides, videos, student interaction and role playing. Extra attention during these presentations is given to male youth and U.S. minorities. The Program is not political, financial, religious, or judgmental. Youth comments helped to develop this presentation and student class members as asked to help in present the program.

 

YA! VBPHP is, first, and foremost, a community outreach program. The program represents the voice of the entire community and all opinions are welcome from the community, educators, adults, children, and youth. YouthAlert! (YA!) believes when people have all the information, they make good decisions. Empowerment, positive self-esteem, self-confidence, and productive motivation, are the underlying themes in the YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program. The program is continual and interactive both using current technology for out-of-school learning and lesson plans for in-school learning. The program also helps youth connect to local and national support and intervention services.

 

The goal of the YA! VBPHP is a Ten-Percent reduction in all violence, self-harm, bullying, substance abuse, school , board, and law, violations, truancy, and behavior events, with children, youth, and young adults who have gone through our program. The program is designed to be presented every semester to reach at least Twenty-Five percent of a school’s student population every school-year for three continual years.

 

YA! VBPHP subjects include: domestic violence, dating violence, bullying, suicide/self-harm, gang violence, sexual abuse and violence, school violence, child abuse, neglect, elder abuse, safe surroundings, victimization, trauma, and more. Over half of the program deals with the subject of youth violence and bullying prevention. The remaining sessions cover all other youth health advocacy and prevention topics including, mental health, social health, physical health, substance abuse, unintentional injuries, diet, poverty and consumerism and more.

 

YA! VPHP includes, a live speaker/presenter, 200 video slides, 100 videos, video recording, public service announcements (PSA's) videos, important statistical information, important skills sets to learn, live role playing, question, and answer periods, open discussion, worksheets, reviews, surveys, local youth service contact information, free snacks and more. Twenty additional Breakout Sessions by subject are also available.

 

YA! VBPHP follows lesson plans that are aligned with the National Health Education Standards (NHES), which is followed by most public schools in the U.S. along with any State health requirements. Formative and summative assessments are done as well as pretest and posttest analysis. The program also includes and youth self-reporting surveys at regular intervals. The program is also overseen by a YouthAlert! (YA!) Advisory Board and follows an evidenced-based blueprint with outcome evaluations recommended by the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC).

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YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP in 2018 is partnering with The Evaluation Center, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 999 18th Street., Suite 805, North Denver, CO 80202. http://www.the-evaluation-center.org/

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YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP has reaching over 10,000 middle and high school youths in the last three school-years and  119 teachers. Some assessment results:

 

2016/2017 School-Year Student Surveys

 

94.3 percent of students/youth said this presentation will help them avoid being a victim of violence.

 

95.5 percent of the students/youth said this presentation will help prevent them from doing an act of violence.

 

2015/2016 School-Year Student Surveys

 

95.7 percent of students/youth said that they were more aware about the dangers of violence after this presentation.

 

96.2 percent of students/youth said this presentation will help prevent them from doing an act of violence.


2014/2015 School-Year Student Surveys

 

95.4 percent of students/youth said they learned something new in this presentation.

 

95.5 Percent of the students/youth said this presentation would help stop someone from doing violence.

 

2014/2015/2016 Teacher Surveys

 

98.3 percent of instructors/teachers surveyed said this presentation could make a difference in a youth’s life in a positive way when it comes to violence.

 

100 percent of instructors/teachers said they would recommend this presentation to other youth groups, schools, or youth organizations.

Student Surveys 2014/2015/2016 - Green/Yes, Yellow/A Little, Red/No
Teacher Surveys 2014/2015/2016 - Purple/Yes, Orange/A Little

YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP Pretest/Posttest Assessment


YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP has a 74 Percent gain score with 578 Middle, and High, School students with our completed five-question Pretest/Posttest assessment. This is well above the 30 percent change score benchmark for pretest and posttest progress. 86 Percent of the Posttest answers taken immediately after the presentation, understood the core components in the program, where less than 12 Percent of Pretest answers, were contained in the program. This indicates a highly successful method of instruction for our program, and also possibly, a high level of interest among students. The high gain score may also indicate the newness of the material presented to the students.

Short Class Presentation Video Vignettes (under 60 seconds)YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP

Video 1  Video 2  Video 3  Video 4  Video 5  Video 6  Video 7  Video 8  Video 9  Video 10  Video 11  Video 12

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Lesson Plan, Student Worksheet, Youth Survey, Host Survey, Word Puzzle, Free Class Certificate and Free Class Trophy.

Sample Presentation Chapters - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program

 

Violence and Youth, What is Violence? Who does Violence? Why do people do Violence? Who is at risk for Violence? Who are the victims of Violence? How to protect yourself from Violence? What is the cost of Violence? What is Bullying? What is Consent? Plus Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Violence, Child Abuse, Suicide/Self Harm, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Media, , Accidental Injuries, Physical Health, Self-Defense, Cyber-Bullying, Bystander Intervention, Choice and more.

Sample Video Slides and Videos - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program
PSA Videos Include: President Obama, Vice President Biden, Lady Gaga, KRS One, Chris Brown, Samuel Jackson, Snoop Lyon, Drake, Russell Wilson, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Will Farrell, Ice-T, Russell Simmons, Jennifer Aniston, David Ortiz, David Beckham, Jeremy Lin, Eli Manning, Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Aziz Ansari, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Poehler, John Legend, Jenifer Gardner, Chelsea Handler, Steve Carell, Courtney Cox, Victor Cruz, Zooey Deschanel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Conan O’Brien, Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Craig, Antonio Banderas, Liam Neeson, Angelina Jolie, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dionne Warwick, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Frank Camacho, NFL and NBA Players and more.
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"As a retired superintendent of schools after sixteen years and educator for 41 years, I am sending this recommendation for YouthAlert! (YA!) A Nonprofit Public Charity that focuses on violence and bullying prevention education and training. I am a founding board member of this organization and have watched it impact many, many students in preventing violence. The evaluations that come from the training are remarkably positive. During this time where school violence is happening all over our country, I highly recommend this stellar program as strong preventative measure in your schools." Stuart Silberman May 2018

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Locations where YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program was Presented

Atherton High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Doss High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Fern Creek High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Iroquois High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Southern High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Waggener High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Western High School Early College Louisville, Kentucky, Carrithers Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Conway Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Fredrick Law Olmsted Academy South Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Knight Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Lassiter Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Meyzeek Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Newburg Middle School, Louisville, Kentucky, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky, Beaumont Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Bryan Station Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Crawford Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Jessie M. Clark Middle School, Leestown Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Morton Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Southern Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, Winburn Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, My Old Kentucky Home Middle School, Bardstown, Kentucky, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, Kentucky, City of Louisville's Youth Detention Services, Louisville, Kentucky, City of Louisville Office of Youth Development, Louisville, Kentucky, Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Lexington, Kentucky, LFUCG Division of Youth Services, Lexington, Kentucky, YMCA Black Achievers, Lexington, Kentucky, Arbor Youth Services, Lexington, Kentucky, Community Action Kentucky, Statewide Staff Meeting, Frankfort, Kentucky, Stop Youth Suicide Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.

Additional Presentation Locations: Bryan Station High School Lexington, Kentucky, Central High School, Louisville, Kentucky, Jefferson Country Community & Technical College (JCTC) Louisville ,Kentucky, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (KCAAH) Louisville, Kentucky, Lexington Public Library, Lexington, Kentucky, Louisville, Free Public Library, Louisville, Kentucky, Jefferson County Public Schools, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Office, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky Court Designated Workers (CDW), Lexington, Kentucky Family Court Judges, Lexington, Kentucky, Kentucky State Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, Frankfort, Kentucky, Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD), Fayette County Public Schools, Equity Council, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. Dept. of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Washington, D.C., U.S. Office of Violence Against Women (OVAW), Washington, D.C., U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS), Washington, D.C., National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC),Arlington, Virginia, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Arlington, Virginia, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C., The White House Office of Public Engagement, Washington, D.C.

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Sample Photos of Middle School YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program
Other Classroom Photos of the YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program
Sponsors - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program

We appreciate your efforts and are honored to be partnering with you for such a cause!” Delta Dental

Additional Video Speakers - YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence & Bullying Prevention/Health Program

Renee Murphy, Anchor, WHAS-11-TV, Christopher 2X, Stanford T. Mullen Jr., Chief of Law Enforcement, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), Dr. Muhammad Babar, Richard Whitlock Jr., Getting All People (G.A.P.) Partnership, Shannon Moody, Policy Analyst, Kentucky Youth Advocates, Face-It ® Movement, Jon Auslander-Price, YOUth Career Center, KentuckianaWorks, McKenzie Cantrell, Employment Law Attorney, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, Officer Joe Saunier SRO, Region 3, Board of Directors Representative, Kentucky Association of School Resource Officers (KYASRO), Kellye Cunningham, NAACP Youth Council, Enrica Thomas, LMFT, Service Team Leader, Family & Children’s Place, Phyllis L. Clark, M.Ed, Program Coordinator, 15K Degrees Initiative, Luther Brown, Board 4 Change, Kaitlyn Moten, Teen Miss Kentucky 2014, DreamGirls, USA, Tom Shelton, Ph.D., Superintendent, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY, Fayette County Kentucky Family Court Judge John P. Schrader, Stephanie Stockburger, MD, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Kentucky for Stop Youth Suicide, S.W.A.G. (Sisters and Supporters Working Against Gun violence), Linda Harvey, Restorative Justice, Lexington, KY, Brannon Dunn, Community Organizers of Lexington KY & DREAM, a BMAMI (Black Male Achievement Mentoring Initiative), Reverend. Keith G. Tyler, Sr. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Lexington, KY, Scott Lancaster, Associate Director, GreenHouse17, Lexington, KY, David Coazrt, Fayette County Fatherhood Initiative (FCFI) Lexington, KY, James Brown, Urban Family Engagement Network (UFEN) Lexington, KY, Reverend Jim Thurman, President, Lexington-Fayette County NAACP, John Q. Moses, HIV Outreach Specialist, Targeted Prevention, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department with Freida Downey, Lexington, KY, Gilbert Corsey, Anchor, WDRB-TV-41, Louisville, KY, Ralph de Chabert, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer at Brown-Forman Corp., Louisville, KY, Steve Tarver, President/CEO, Greater Louisville YMCA, Lynn E. Johnson, Director, YMCA Black Achievers, Louisville, KY, Officer Matthew A. Gelhausen, Community Relations Department, Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD), Mary Gwen Wheeler, Executive Director, Kentucky Education School Board, 55,000 Degrees, Louisville, KY, Central High School Drum Line, Liz Sias-Shannon, Executive Director, C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. (Children Have Options In Choosing Experiences) Louisville, KY, Eric Kleppe-Montenegro, PACT in Action Louisville, KY, Carol Smith, Central High School President, Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Dr. Anthony Newberry, President and C.E.O., Jefferson Community & Technical College (JCTC), Ann Bowdan, Reporter WLKY-32 News, Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Denise Clayton, Dr. Hatim A. Omar, Founder & Chairman of the Stop Youth Suicide Campaign, Michael Gray, JD, MUP, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The Muhammad Ali Center Council of Students (MACCS),Margaret Dunbar-Demaree, CEO/Founder, 1+1=U, Inc., Libby Mills, Executive Director of Restorative Justice, Fairness Campaign, Service For Peace, Susan Moseley (Military sexual trauma), Susan A. Vessels, Executive Director, Community Coordinate Child Care (4-C), Katherine Nichols, President, Kentuckians' Voice for Crime Victims (KVCV), Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK), YouthBuild Louisville, Paws with Purpose,  Anthony Smith, Director for Safe Neighborhoods, Office of the Mayor, Louisville, KY, Aukram Burton, Multicultural Education/Diversity, Jefferson County Public Schools, Dr. Timir Banerjee, the Society for the Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence among Adolescents (SPAVA), Sabree, MSSW, Coordinator of Navigators Programming & Agency Evaluation, Peace Education Program, Louisville, KY, Stephen Ulrich, Co-Chair, Metro Louisville Suicide Prevention Group, Quan A. Founder, YMCA Safe Place Services, Louisville, KY, MeShorn Daniels, Founder, Chair, Man-Up Louisville, Kentucky, Jeri Swinton, Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Shawn L. Gardner, MSCM, President, Founder, 2NOT1 Fatherhood and Families, "A YA! Kid" A Youth Violence Prevention Presentation and Program, Video Presentation by WLKY32-TV  “The Real Impact of Local Violence”, Roy Woods, Chairman of the Fayette County Public Schools Equity Council, Quincy Murdock, MSW,  Logan Avritt IV,  Geo Gibson,  M.A.D.E (Motivating youth All Day Everyday), Dr. Melanie O. Matson, University of Kentucky Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center, Natalie Thompson, Program Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass, Lexington, KY, Rabbi Marc Kline, Temple Adath Israel, Lexington, KY, Reverend Willis Polk, Imani Baptist Church, Lexington, KY, Diane Turner Minnifield, Assistant Fayette County Attorney, Lexington, KY, Linda Harvey, Director, Juvenile Restorative Justice, Lexington, KY, Darlene Thomas, Executive Director, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Lexington, KY.

YouthAlert! (YA!) Home State Recognitions
Recognition from Kentucky Board Of Education, Kentucky Center for School Safety and the U.S. Dept. of Education


YouthAlert! (YA!) in 2017 was a honored participant of The Kentucky Department of Education’s Health Education and Physical Education Revision & Development Committee (RDC) Focus Group. A group to help to frame the current status of health and physical education issues/expectations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

"As the Commonwealth's chief advocate for civil engagement, I am proud of your commitment to preventing youth violence and bullying. The Commonwealth looks to YA! as a national leader in youth training and and instruction." Honorable Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
Louisville Courier-Journal
Lexington Herald-Leader
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