Conference Schedule

The Conference will offer professionals an opportunity to earn 14.75 continuing education hours.

Agenda at a Glance

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Monday, August 27, 2018

1:00pm - 6:00 pmRegistration Desk Open
Exhibitor Move In
8:30am - 12:00pmNASADAD Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)
9:00am - 3:45pmNPN Business Meeting (Invite Only)
4:00pm - 6:00pmCSAP Prevention Leadership Summit

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

7:30am - 4:00pmRegistration Desk Open
7:30am - 8:30amRegistration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30am - 12:00pmNASADAD Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)
8:30am - 9:00amConference Welcome & Opening
9:00am - 10:00amPlenary Session: Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, Boston Medical Center
10:00am - 10:15amNetworking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
10:15am - 11:45am Power Session I
1. Our Hidden Partners in Prevention: Top Ten Things Parents Need to Know about Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs (Jason Kilmer and Amaura Kemmerer)
2. Partnerships for Success (PFS): Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Misuse Community Outcomes (CSAP-Tom Clark, Elvira Elek, Scott Formica, Kristi Allen)
3. From Skills to Action: Empowering Youth in Advocacy and Policy Change (Dana Mitchell)
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch (Provided) & Award Ceremony
1:15pm - 2:30pm Workshop Session I
1A. An Evidence-Based Prevention Approach to Address the Opioid Epidemic in WA State (Sarah Mariani, Alicia Hughes, Angie Funaiole)
1B. Building capacity, outcomes, and sustainability through a collaborative underage drinking enforcement and public education effort resourced by state and local partners (Michael George, Michelle Nienhius, Al Stein-Seroussi)
1C. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 360 Strategy: A Case Study on Its Reach and Impact (Rich Lucey, Sean Fearns, Jon DeLena, Mary Forsythe-Taber)
1D. Think SMART Oklahoma (Coleman Cox, Evan McCormick)
1E. Hope for Families: Resources to support parents affected by their child's substance use at the state and local level (Kevin Collins, Marcia Lee Taylor)
1F. Supporting the California SUD Prevention Workforce: A Framework for Professional Competencies (Erika Green, Kerrilyn Scott-Nakai)
1G. Evaluation is not a destination, it is a journey: Enhancing the evidence-base in Partnerships for Success through evaluation (Hailee Dunn, Dorothy Skierkowski, Lucy Gu)
1H. Cultural Approaches to Substance Misuse Prevention in Tribal Communities (Terri Yellowhammer, Kim Dash, Maria Valenti)
1I. Keep Idaho: How one coalition is fighting to keep Idaho free from marijuana (Rob Stevenson, Monte Stiles)
1J. Early Warning Systems in the Age of the Opioid Epidemic - Information to Action (Kathleen Roberts, Gonzalo Cadima, Rita Chamberlain, Cindy Grant)
1K. Evaluating the Impact of Changing Community Norms on Youth Marijuana Use Following Legalization in the District of Columbia (Venita Embry, Rebecca Perry, Stephanie Hawkins)
1L. Successful Strategies: State and Community Engagement Around the Opioid Crisis (Clarese Holden, Marco Erickson, Travis Fretwell)
2:30pm - 2:45pmNetworking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
2:45pm - 4:00pmWorkshop Session II
2A. Comprehensive Response to Reduce Opioid Initiation and Misuse (Sue Thau, Shelly Steiner)
2B. Using Collective Impact Strategies to Create Change in High Use Rural Settings Integrating & Sustaining Developmental Assets™ and Developmental Relationships™ (Lorraine Kaul, Lucille Minuto)
2C. Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce by Addressing High Risk Substance Use Prevention Among Youth (Carmen Ashley, Loren Faust, Rebecca Payne)
2D. Alcohol, Opioids and How to Tell the Story: Massachusetts, a Case Study for Connecting the Dots (Cassandra Greisen, Penelope Funaiole, Heather Warner)
2E. Emerging Drug Trends: What the Data Reveals About the Next Major Drug Issues (Josh Esrick, Chelsey Goddard, Lourdes Vázquez)
2F. Oklahoma SPF-Rx3 Consortium: Terraforming the Opioid Public Health Landscape (Carrie Daniels, Coleman Cox)
2G. Reducing Underage Drinking in Montana with Practical Tools that Develop the Social and Emotional Skills of Parents and Their Children (Annmarie McMahill)
2H. How Utah is Defying Gravity - Changing the conversation and landscape with prescription opioids (Brad Gillman, Susannah Burt)
2I. Using an Evidence-based Program and Supporting Cultural Identify to Prevent Substance Misuse (Kristen Wyman, Larry Mann, Jean-Luc Pierite, Kathleen Herr-Zaya)
2J. Using Community Data to Create a Robust Prevention Workforce: Creating an Efficacy Model from a SPF-PFS Grantee Perspective (Deborah Chapin)
2K. Underage Drinking: Still a Challenge, Still a Priority, Still a Success! (Shadia Garrison)
2L. Paddling with our ancestors’ vision into the next seven generations (Marguerite Grabarek, Sean Hanley, Davis Timmer)
4:00pm Enjoy Boston!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

8:00am - 4:00pmRegistration Desk Open
8:00am - 8:30amRegistration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30am - 10:00amPlenary Session: Frances Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
10:00am - 10:15am Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
10:15am - 11:45amPower Session II
1. There Has Always Been Drinking in America: Alcohol, History, Culture, and what it all means for Prevention (Rodney Wambeam)
2. The Familias Unidas program for Hispanic Families and their Adolescents, University of Miami, Department of Public Sciences (Maria Isabel Tapia)
3. Addressing Substance Use Among Young Adults Ages 18-25: Utilizing the SPF, Innovative Assessment and Nontraditional Prevention Strategies in New Hampshire and Connecticut (Bonnie Smith, Denique Lewis, Katy Shea)
11:45am - 1:45pm Lunch (On Your Own)
1:45pm - 2:45pmWorkshop Session III
3A. Prevention Specialist Certification: An Overview (Mary Jo Mather, Julie Stevens)
3B. Quality Improvement in Evaluation and Data Collection in Community Prevention (Albert Terrillion)
3C. Implementation of a Rapid Response System for Opioid Overdoses (Shea Davis, Charlotte Cherry, Sarah Cooper)
3D. MARIJUANA FACTCHECK Messaging Campaign: Focused on Facts (Simon Dixon, Jeanne Spencer)
3E. MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly): Emerging Trends, Deaths, and Prevention Interventions (Khary Rigg, Amanda Sharp)
3F. Implementation of a Community-Wide Screening and Brief Intervention Project (Susan Pitman, Sally Finn, Keri-Lyn Coleman)
3G. An Inclusive Future - Making Prevention Accessible to LGBTQ+ Youth (Nigel Wrangham, Ambyr Stores)
3H. Collaborating with Coalitions to Leverage Resources (Kaleigh Becker)
3I. The regulatory options for state cannabis legalization: What prevention needs to know (Josh Esrick, Raanan Kagan, Gisela Rots)
3J. Building a successful prevention workforce development initiative (John Daviau, Lisa Mason)
3K. Emerging Issues in Substance Use Prevention: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Fentanyl and Carfentanil, and First Responder Fatigue (Clarese Holden, Nick Mercuri, & Special Agent Michael Lecuyer)
3L. Applying the Best Practice of Prevention to the Opioid Crisis: Voices from Vermont (Robin Rieske, Matt Whalen)
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:00pmWorkshop Session IV
4A. Changing the Conversation: The Role of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Communities in a time of National Crisis (Carlton Hall)
4B. SBIRT in Massachusetts Schools: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Substance Use Prevention and Identification in Adolescents (Alexandra Heinz)
4C. Building Capacity within the Faith Community to Effectively Address Substance Use Disorders (Drew Brooks)
4D. Prevention Workforce Mentoring in NH (Marissa Carlson, Katy Shea)
4E. Storytelling the Opioid Epidemic: Using Media for Impact (Maureen De Nieva-Marsh)
4F. College Coalitions that Reach Beyond Campus (Cathy Sisco, Heather Clinger)
4G. David vs. Goliath: Teens Challenging the Alcohol Industry’s Message (Vicki Hebert, Haley Demers, Hannah Martuscello, Will Demers)
4H. Post-Overdose Strategies: Proactive Approaches to Prevent Opioid-Related Overdoses (Shai Fuxman, Sarah Jerome, Gary Langis)
4I. Teaching Marijuana Prevention (Alayne MacArthur)
4J. The 1st Culturally Relevant Evidence-Based SA/HIV Program for Heterosexual, African Americans, ages 18-24 (Kelvin Walston)
4K. Using a Trauma-Informed Lens to inform Substance Misuse Prevention (Jessica Goldberg, Marie Cox, Gisela Rots)
4L. Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention in Nevada - Data from the Nevada Partnerships for Success Grant (Al Stein-Seroussi, Marguerite Grabarek, Marco Erickson)
4:00pm Enjoy Boston!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

8:00am - 12:30pmRegistration Desk Open
8:00am - 8:30 amRegistration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Viewing
8:30am - 10:00am Power Session III
1. Where We Began, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going: The Evolution of SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Prevention Programming (CSAP—Shadia Garrison, Tom Clarke, and Kim Dash)
2. A Look at Collegiate Prevention Across the Country: Strategies and Resources to Support Local and Statewide Coalition Efforts (Laurie Jevons, Mallory Jordan, Jim Lange, Richard Lucey, Heather Clinger, Cindy Clouner)
3. Cultural Humility and the Strategic Prevention Framework in Community Civil Unrest (Earl Greene)
10:00am - 10:15am Networking Break & Exhibitor Viewing
10:15am - 11:30am Workshop Session V
5A. Exploring specific risk and protective factors influencing the initiation of youth alcohol, marijuana, non-medical use of opioid prescription drugs, and heroin use: Using data to examine differences in the level of impact of factors among drug types (Deborah Chapin)
5B. Community Prevention Coalitions: How to integrate our efforts using the CTC model (Rachel Stoler, Dalene Dutton, Capetra Parker, Kevin Haggerty)
5C. Why Do Retailers Continue to Sell Alcohol to Minors: Findings from a CT Study (Stephanie Moran, Gregory Carver)
5D. Time for a Change: From Needs Assessment to Empowering Communities to Prevent Prescription Opioid Misuse and Abuse (Vi Pham, Terrence Spain)
5E. Findings from the Nevada Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program (Al Stein-Seroussi, Marguerite Grabarek, Sean Hanley, Pat Sanborn)
5F. Hello, I am a Millennial: Framing Young Adult Culture and Value Systems for Engagement in Prevention Initiatives (Adelaide Murray)
5G. A process for expanding the breadth of prevention workforce development opportunities (Emily Bhargava, Lauren Gilman, Sandra Del Sesto)
5H. Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Washington State (Shanne Montague, Sarah Mariani)
5I. Reducing Social Access and Shaping Future Enforcement Procedures (Anne-Shirley Schreiner)
5J. Red Watch Band CARE Team: A Systematic Approach to Alcohol Prevention (Kerri Mahoney)
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch (Provided)
12:30pm - 2:00pmClosing Plenary Session: Effective Prevention for Reducing eCigarette Use among Youth
2:00pm Conference Adjourns