Prevention Corner: Getting to Know DLC’s Prevention Specialist Coral Vargas

January 7th, 2019

Name & Title: Coral Vargas, Prevention Specialist, July 2017-Present

In her position, Vargas implements evidence-based prevention programs throughout the community, in both in-school and afterschool 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.

“During my time working in Prevention, I have had the opportunity to help students develop strategies and skills that will allow them to be successful and thrive throughout their lives,” says Vargas. “It has been very rewarding for not only the kids, but for myself as well. I teach them, but they teach me, too!”

Favorite:

  • TV Show: “The Office”
  • Hobbies: Reading, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach
  • Thing about living in Naples: Wide variety of outdoor activities
  • Part about working at DLC: Working with my team!
  • Food: Cookies
  • Music: 80’s
  • Animal: Penguin

Coral Vargas Reading to Children in a Local School Classroom

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