UNH Cooperative Extension Youth & Family Team and Child Youth & Family Resiliency Area of Expertise
Rick Alleva, Ed.D. serves on the Youth & Family Team in the Child, Youth & Family Resiliency area of expertise, assisting with positive youth development and family support efforts. He helps identify and address youth needs, targeting outreach to those with limited resources and facing significant personal and social challenges. Rick supports a variety of efforts through demonstration programming, training, technical assistance, coalition building and other partnerships. He is certified as a Master Professional through the N.H. Afterschool Professional Development System and provides training in academic enrichment and social, emotional and mindful learning (SEML) topics. Rick is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and is trained to implement the Mindful Schools curriculum with school aged youth.
Rick has a long history of direct work experience with youth, families and communities, including leadership positions in public schools and mental health agencies, as well as community-based programs for at-risk and vulnerable children and youth, such as child/youth emergency shelters, pregnant/parenting teen services, transitional housing, substance abuse prevention, youth employment/training, and psychiatric residential treatment services. Many positions included support from major public and private grants, some receiving significant national recognition.
Rick received his Doctorate (Ed.D) and Master’s (M.Ed.) in Humanistic Education & Human Services from Boston University, and his Bachelor’s (B.A.) in Psychology from Tufts University. For more information, see Rick's UNH full bio.
Rick also serves as the County Office Administrator for UNH Cooperative Extension in Rockingham County.