2019 Presenters

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Lardier, David
Sessions #40, #56

My research interests focus primarily on youth and community empowerment in under-served communities of color, as well as the mechanisms through which youth can be involved in research and policy as both activists and actors of social change. I also examine the ways in which youth engage in and are influenced by empowerment-based substance abuse, HIV/AIDs, and other community-focused prevention programs that meet the diverse needs of youth and their communities. Beyond this, I study adolescent behavior and family dynamics related to professional counseling and therapy. In the state of New Jersey, I hold a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC; License #37PC00524200) and nearly 10 years of counseling experience.