This discussion will provide tangible tools to build and maintain relationships in rural
schools. Rural students are left behind with little to no resources in their community.
Therefore, prevention educators must be prepared for students that will connect with
them because they have nobody else to reach out to. It is beneficial for the prevention
educator to learn how to maintain a positive relationship with students and with the
school. The presentation will include a summary of a climate survey from a rural school
that I currently work in. It will also include an activity to practice building new