Employee Spotlight: Get to Know Prevention Specialist Jane Teszler

July 31st, 2019

Name & Title: Jane Teszler, Prevention Specialist, October 2016-Present

In her role, Teszler implements evidence-based prevention programs throughout the community, and in both school and after-school settings. Prevention programming focuses on reducing risk factors and increasing protective factors. Youth of all ages, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, learn about and improve emotion management skills, peer refusal strategies, risk reduction techniques, decision making skills, setting and achieving goals, the negative consequences of substance use, and more. Additionally, Jane facilitates parenting programs, which are designed to assist parents in providing strategies and tips to gain cooperation, improve communication and reduce risk factors that may leave youth with the potential to use substances.

“Working in Prevention has been rewarding in many ways,” says Teszler. “I have been able to watch both youth and myself develop skills to be more successful and that will be used throughout life. Prevention has allowed me to be a positive influence and role model among high-risk youth. As much as the students in our programs have benefited and learned from our time together, they have taught me to be patient, understanding, and compassionate.”

Favorite:

  • TV Show: Reality TV, like Below Deck
  • Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, travelling, and hanging out with my dogs
  • Thing about living in Naples: How beautiful and clean it is, and not being cold!
  • Thing about working at DLC: My relationships with co-workers
  • Food: Thai Food
  • Music: Hip-hop and 2000s Emo
  • Animal: Dogs

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