Introduces the core skills needed by youth practitioners. Focuses on basic communication skills, growth and development of adolescents,
family and cultures and their roles in development, and youth with special needs. Develops teamwork and basic workforce skills. Also useful for in-service administration of justice, human services and substance abuse counseling professionals seeking to upgrade their knowledge
and skills in community-based prevention programs for youth and families. Students who successfully complete AJ 130, or HSer 130, or
Subs 130 with a “C” grade or better are eligible to receive 45 hours of prevention studies education from the State of Hawai‘i Department of
Health - Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division towards Prevention Specialist Certification.