YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A.

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YouthAlert! (YA!) Program - A Child and Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention/Health Education Curriculum


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Violence, bullying, and abuse are the Head of The Snake ™. They are the root cause of many of society’s woes including, mental health, social health, physical health, substance abuse, unhealthy eating, risky behaviors, and even homelessness and extreme poverty. Fortunately, we know how to stop it; in-school universal cross-cutting, child and youth violence prevention and health education.


Mental health, social health, physical health, and family health are cornerstones of child and youth lives and they are the cornerstones of the YouthAlert! (YA!)  Program. But the program is also a comprehensive child and youth health course covering all aspects l of child and youth life. It’s a complete one of a kind child and youth survival guide for today worlds. Indispensable training, they may not receive elsewhere.


When kids know better, they do better; - especially when they get to learn and practice important prevention and coping skills with their peers. An adult and child/youth team adds an important additional positive consent and progressive impact. That is exactly what the YouthAlert! (YA!) Program does, it meets children and youth halfway, in the classroom, as an adult/child and youth team.


The program shares all age-appropriate information with students in an engaging and interactive setting, allowing them to evaluate and make true choices in their lives. The secret ingredient of the program’s instruction is equality and kindness.

"Survive & Thrive Skills Training" For Children and Youth

YA! Program is a school-based, out-of-school time, one to five-day, two to ten-hour, live, in-person instructional program, whose purpose is to reduce child and youth violence, bullying, and abuse, ten-percent and improve the overall health of all school age children and youth. This Program is part of the 18 Week, 90 Unit, 90 Lesson Plan, 90 Hour, YouthAlert! (YA!) Program Curriculum for elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in the U.S.

YA! Program, for ages 5 to 25, is a school-based, model universal, cross-cutting child and youth violence, bullying, and abuse, educational and training prevention and health education 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, 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, mental health, physical health, social-emotional health, 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,substance abuse, unintentional injuries, media, successful interventions, intervention contacts, and more.

YouthAlert! (YA!) Program is a first person presentation. YouthAlert! (YA!) personnel present this program in-person 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! Program 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! Program 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! Program 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! Program includes, a live in-person 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! Program units and  lesson plans  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).

YouthAlert! (YA!) Violence and Bully Prevention Program Published in Journal,
Dynamics of Human Health, ISSN 2382-1019, June 10, 2017.

Program provides some evidence to support that in-class violence prevention education at

schools help change attitudes and perceptions. The programme also provide evidence that this change in attitudes are sustained even some months after the programme which lead to change in behaviour.

Several Middle Schools and High Schools showed double digit decreases in “Behavior Events” in years where the YA! VBPHP was used extensively compared to no improvement or declining results in comparison groups. (Graphs - Fern Creek H.S. & Fredrick Law M.S., Louisville KY)

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.


YouthAlert! (YA!) Program 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!) Program Pretest/Posttest Assessment

YouthAlert! (YA!) Program 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!) Program

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

Sample Units - YouthAlert! (YA!) 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!) 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.

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. was successful in getting “evidence-based universal prevention” in the



"Section 1: Prevent"


"Chapter 3. Curating a Healthier and Safer Approach: Issues of Mental Health and Counseling for Our Young"


"Comprehensive school-based mental health systems (CSMHS) are school-community partnerships that provide a continuum of mental health services (such as prevention, early identification, and treatment) that support students, families, and the school community. They seek to improve the school climate and can decrease social isolation and marginalization, including bullying. Key aspects include evidence-based universal prevention"

YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. spoke to the U.S. President's, Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) in June 2018. Photo - YouthAlert! (YA!) U.S.A. and the U.S. Department of Education, Deputy Secretary Mick Zais.  Link  4:56

2018, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

Practice Profile - Universal School-Based Prevention and Intervention Programs for Aggressive and Disruptive Behavior. Age: 6 – 18.

The practice is rated Effective in reducing violent, aggressive, and/or disruptive behaviors in students.  Link


"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

Locations where YouthAlert! (YA!) 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.

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!) U.S.A. 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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