Education - Training - Research Associates (ETR Associates)
ETR Associates focuses on enhancing the well-being of children, youth, adults, families, and communities by providing leadership, educational resources, and training in health promotion, education, and interventions. The organization develops and disseminates evidenced-based programs and best practices, and provides technical assistance to help communities, schools, health service providers, and community-based groups use and adapt its programs and resources.
ETR's Program in Action
ETR Associates is funded under two Capacity-Building Assistance categories:
- Organizations that Serve Youth in Juvenile Justice Facilities and Alternative Schools
- Capacity-Building Assistance for Providing Professional Development
For Organizations that Serve Youth in Juvenile Justice Facilities and Alternative Schools, ETR is
- Providing capacity building assistance for alternative school and juvenile justice staff through its Survive Outside project, which offers trainings and follow-up support on counseling, video discussion groups and evidence-based curricula.
- Promoting the dissemination of science-based HIV prevention interventions that are relevant and culturally appropriate for youth in the juvenile justice system, including Making Proud Choices! and Cuidaté (an adaptation of Be Proud! Be Responsible for Latino youth).
- Conducting additional post-training assistance to Survive Outside trainees to enhance the effective implementation of selected interventions and to increase collaboration with local community planning groups (CPGs), probation officers, and faith-based organizations.
- Collaborating with education agencies regarding capacity building assistance for juvenile justice facilities and alternative schools in their respective jurisdictions.
- Maintaining partnerships with other NGOs and state health agencies to build support for HIV prevention efforts for adjudicated youth and alternative school students.
- Assessing the impact of the Survive Outside project's capacity-building and training activities by monitoring the implementation of HIV interventions in juvenile justice facilities and alternative schools.
- Collaborating with school health professional organizations to develop guidelines to promote HIV testing among youth.
For Capacity-Building Assistance for Providing Professional Development, ETR is
- Continuing to monitor the professional development needs of DASH-funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
- Collaborating with DASH, other NGOs, and educational agencies funded to provide national professional development.
- Conducting professional development activities, such as training events and follow-up web discussion forums, and maintaining materials archives, to build the capacity of other DASH-funded partners to work effectively with their constituents—teachers, parents, leaders of youth-serving organizations, school board members, and health service providers.
- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the Professional Development Training Project to determine its impact on the capacity of DASH-funded NGOs to strengthen their constituencies’ abilities to implement programs designed to reduce health risk behaviors among youth.
- Adolescent and School Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, Northeast, Mailstop K-27
Atlanta, GA 30341
TTY: (888) 232-6348
Hours of Operation
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