A Guide to your CCE at HVCRC
Your CCE at our Center is an opportunity to practice public speaking skills while providing health education.
This guide is intended to help make your experience both enjoyable and successful.
HVCRC is a 22-bed non-secure community corrections facility with a focus on rehabilitation, treatment and
education. The youth we serve are court-ordered into our program as an alternative to incarceration.
Our Residents ~ Your Audience
We serve adjudicated boys aged 12 to 18 from 13 Southeast Ohio counties. The population of males in
juvenile corrections tends to have a higher than average rate of cognitive and behavioral disabilities. Many
have histories of school failure, often as a result of intellectual or behavioral challenges. So we have a wide
range of ages, as well as academic and intellectual abilities. To reach this audience, it is important to find
ways to relate your topic to its most immediate impact on their lives. Our residents respond well when they
are asked to engage in an activity, rather than to just passively listen. So, it is a good idea to include at
least one engaging activity, such as a discussion, group activity, worksheet, quiz or game.
Your Presentation is part of our Life Skills series. Life Skills classes are held from 2:00 p.m. to 2:55
p.m. We recommend arriving about 30 minutes early (1:30 PM) to take a tour of our facility.
Our resources include:
DVD player and VCR
equipment for PowerPoint presentation or other projected computer program
If you need any of these items, you must contact me at least one week before your scheduled presentation
date, as items may need to be moved to and setup in the correct room.
Some ideas to help make your presentation a success:
Many of our guest speakers have had wonderful presentations. These are just some suggestions and ideas
to consider when planning your presentation.
Begin by making a list of learning outcomes. In addition to helping you organize your presentation,
these outcomes can become the basis for a quiz or game you might use to reinforce or evaluate
Begin the presentation with an engaging question, challenge or demonstration. For example:
If doing a presentation on diabetes, you could begin by having students make a list of what
they would eat if they could choose whatever they wanted. This is a jumping off point to
examine how diet impacts the development of the disease.
If doing a presentation on mental illness, ask students what they know about that topic.
This gives you an idea of what information they already have, as well as what
misinformation they might have learned.
Ask students questions during your presentation to invite participation and to check for
Have an activity that reinforces the learning outcomes. This could be a quiz show game or a
worksheet. Another idea is to put students into groups and have each group give a brief report on
what they learned on a specific area within the presentation topic.
Over plan. Prepare an extra activity or have additional information, should your presentation run
Positive reinforcement fosters positive behaviors. Bribery sometimes works too; however it is not
necessary. You are allowed to bring sweets for the youth, but do not feel compelled. There is staff
in the room to manage behavior, and the residents here get plenty of treats. The opportunity to
learn and interact with you is reward enough.
We look forward to your CCE here at the Center and will do everything we can to help make this a
rewarding experience. Don’t hesitate to call Brenda Robinson at (740) 753-4400 if you have any questions.
If you enjoy your experience here and are interested in further helping the youth, HVCRC has volunteer
opportunities available. You can call us for more information.