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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

1. Our Hidden Partners in Prevention: Top Ten Things Parents Need to Know about Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs
• Jason Kilmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Asst. Director of Health & Wellness for Alcohol & Other Drug Education, Student Life, University of Washington
• Amaura Kemmerer

In this power session, we will explore what the science says about parental influence on preventing the initiation of and reducing the harms from alcohol, marijuana and other drug use. Updates on the prevalence, impact and psychology of adolescent/young adult substance use will be provided in a way that is aimed at equipping professionals to leverage partnerships with parents as an intervention strategy.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

2. Partnerships for Success (PFS): Underage Drinking and Prescription Drug Misuse Community Outcomes
• Tom Clark, CSAP, SAMHSA
• Clarese Holden, CSAP, SAMHSA
• Elvira Elek, CSAP, SAMHSA
• Scott Formica, CSAP, SAMHSA

Underage drinking (UAD) and prescription drug misuse (PDM) cause serious physical, psychological, and economic harm to the adolescent drinker, his or her family, and the community. PDM also puts youth at risk for overdose and death (National Institute on Drug Abuse Blog Team, 2017). Rates of underage drinking have decreased over the past 15 years, however National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates from 2015 show that 20% of 12- to 20-year-olds reported current alcohol use and13% reported binge drinking (Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality [CBHSQ], 2016). PDM increased over that time, and 5% of 18- to 25-year-olds and 2.0% of 12- to-17-year-olds reported PDM on the NSDUH in 2015. Continued UAD and PDM by young people needs an effective prevention response to reduce related consequences. This presentation describes community outcomes from the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS), a federally-supported prevention program that addresses UAD and PDM.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Beginning

3. From Skills to Action: Empowering Youth in Advocacy and Policy Change
• Dana Mitchell, MPA, CPS, Prevention Coordinator, Dover Youth to Youth
• Hannah Martuscello, Youth Advocate
• Will Demers, Youth Advocate
• Claire Roy, Youth Advocate

This largely youth-taught session describes the process of empowering youth advocates to participate in policy change and other community advocacy. The role of skill development in insuring that youth are not only involved, but are effective in prevention activities is highlighted. Presenters illustrate, and simulate with audience interaction, the process of building core advocacy skills (public speaking, media, working with the press). Attendees will then be exposed to many ideas for action utilizing these skills, including a variety of policy change initiatives that can be replicated. Resources to assist other groups in skill development and action steps will be provided.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Beginning

1A. An Evidence-Based Prevention Approach to Address the Opioid Epidemic in WA State
• Sarah Mariani, Certified Prevention Professional, Behavioral Health Administrator, WA State Divsion of Behavioral Health and Recovery
• Alicia Hughes, MA, Leadership and Organizational Management, Certified Prevention Professional, WA State Divsion of Behavioral Health and Recover
• Angie Funaiole MS, Ph.D. Candidate, WA State Divsion of Behavioral Health and Recover

This presentation aims to inform participants about WA State’s efforts to develop a list of evidence-based programs to be implemented as part of a comprehensive community-based approach to reduce youth opioid and/or prescription drug misuse and/or associated risk factors. An overview of the scientific approach employed to review and select programs will be described. The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) is a contemporary and encouraging state-level prevention implementation structure in Washington State, designed as an adapted and combined structure of the Strategic Prevention Framework and the Communities that Care System. The Washington Opioid State Targeted Response Project (WA-Opioid STR) expanded the CPWI model to five high-need communities intended to reduce opioid misuse and abuse.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

1B. Building capacity, outcomes, and sustainability through a collaborative underage drinking enforcement and public education effort resourced by state and local partners
• Michael George, Ph.D., Program Manager, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
• Michelle Nienhius, MPH
• Al Stein-Seroussi, Ph.D., Senior Program Evaluator, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

In the twenty years since “environmental strategies” became engrained in the lexicon of substance abuse prevention, prevention professionals and law enforcement agencies continue to have an uneasy relationship. The session about successful South Carolina efforts is aimed at prevention professionals and law enforcement officers seeking to understand how to engage in positive-productive community relationships to build community change efforts.
Topic: Alcohol: Underage Drinking and Young Adults/Collegiate
Level: Beginning

1C. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s 360 Strategy: A Case Study on Its Reach and Impact
• Rich Lucey, Prevention Program Manager, Drug Enforcement Administration
• Sean Fearns
• Jon DeLena
• Mary Forsythe-Taber, Executive Director, Makin’ It Happen

This interactive session will provide an overview of DEA’s 360 Strategy, with an emphasis on the community outreach component; an overview of the 360 Strategy Performance Analysis Project, including lessons learned from Manchester that may have broad applicability for other groups embarking on a comprehensive approach to this issue; the perspective of DEA’s Assistant Special Agent in Charge who oversaw on-the-ground implementation of the 360 Strategy community outreach in Manchester; and the perspective of a drug abuse prevention coalition leader on the 360 Strategy’s impact on the community, including continued efforts that resulted from the 360 Strategy’s implementation.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Intermediate

1D. Think SMART Oklahoma
• Coleman Cox, BS, ED.; Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), Prevention Specialist (Cert.), Cherokee Nation
• Evan McCormick, MA

As a State, we have lit the spark of revolution that is burning back the growth of our opioid epidemic. But Oklahomans do not rest on past success. Practitioners, patients, and caregivers must continue to make SMART choices. This workshop will teach participants about emerging media awareness tools the Community Action Network uses to help everyone Think SMART OK!
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Beginning

1E. Hope for Families: Resources to support parents affected by their child’s substance use at the state and local level
• Kevin Collins, VP/Director, Parent and Community Support Services, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
• Marcia Lee Taylor, MPP

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids exists to help parents affected by their child’s substance use. The Partnership can help state and local organizations support their parent constituents. The Partnership will identify how we have worked and are working to help states; how we can work together to help parents help their families; and share success stories from our peer Parent Coaching program.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

1F. Supporting the California SUD Prevention Workforce: A Framework for Professional Competencies
• Erika Green, MS, Associate Executive Director, Center for Applied Research Solutions
• Kerrilyn Scott-Nakai

Prevention professionals in California come from a highly diverse background representing a multitude of disciplines and fields. How can a workforce development system be designed to engage this diverse state and field for nearly five years? This workshop will showcase a long-standing, successful framework that can be incorporated in other states to enhance knowledge of foundational and specialized prevention concepts.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

1G. Evaluation is not a destination, it is a journey: Enhancing the evidence-base in Partnerships for Success through evaluation
• Hailee Dunn MPH, Ph.D. (Candidate), Doctoral Student, University of Rhode Island
• Dorothy Skierkowski, Ph.D.
• Lucy Gu, MA

This workshop provides real-world examples of how building evaluation capacity can help communities make more informed data-driven choices around program design, implementation, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of key findings.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

1H. Cultural Approaches to Substance Misuse Prevention in Tribal Communities
• Terri Yellowhammer, JD, Senior Research Scientist, Education Development Center
• Kim Dash, Ph.D., MPH
• Maria Valenti, Ph.D.

This session will feature culturally-informed programs located along the evidence-based continuum and/or informed by practice-based evidence, information on how researchers and tribal communities have assessed cultural factors as indicators of program success, and how tribal communities implement programs that promote cultural factors and values shown to be protective against substance misuse among AI/AN populations by incorporating cultural practices or elements.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

1I. Keep Idaho: How one coalition is fighting to keep Idaho free from marijuana
• Rob Stevenson, Executive Director, DrugFree Idaho, Inc.
• Monte Stiles, JD

As states continue to legalize marijuana, Idaho’s prevention workforce vows to keep fighting to Keep Idaho. Audience will learn about DrugFree Idaho’s fresh “Keep Idaho” marijuana education campaign consisting of broadcast media, digital/social media, print media, and a full length documentary.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Beginning

1J. Early Warning Systems in the Age of the Opioid Epidemic – Information to Action
• Kathleen Roberts, MS, Executive Director, Community Coalition Alliance
• Gonzalo Cadima
• Rita Chamberlain, MBA, Assoc. Director/CFO, Drug Free Manatee
• Cindy Grant

This workshop is intended to share efforts made and lessons learned through the implementation of the Drug Epidemiology Networks (DENs). Four communities will provide data, challenges, and key successes in their local investigation of consumption, consequences and the community context focused on the Opioid Crisis impacting Florida. These efforts are intended to better define the patterns and trends of opioid misuse across Florida to identify appropriate research-supported strategies and evidence-based programs.
Topic: Drug Trends and Emerging Issues
Level: Intermediate

1K. Evaluating the Impact of Changing Community Norms on Youth Marijuana Use Following Legalization in the District of Columbia
• Venita Embry, MPH, Research Public Health Associate, RTI International
• Rebecca Perry, MPH, Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International
• Stephanie Hawkins, Ph.D., Senior Research Psychologist, RTI International

Workshop description coming soon!
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Intermediate

1L. Successful Strategies: State and Community Engagement Around the Opioid Crisis
• Stephanie Woodard, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, State of Nevada
• Damaris Richardson, Public Health Advisor/Government Project Officer and Tribal Liaison, SAMHSA
• Donna Hillman, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Project Lead, SAMHSA
• Travis Fretwell, Director, Office of Prevention Services and Programs, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Participants will gain knowledge about prevention and treatment initiatives that address the opioid crisis at the community level. The presenters will discuss proven strategies to assist state and community leaders in establishing collaborative processes to increase awareness about; the risk of opioid addiction, FDA approved medications, FDA approved devices for administration and how the opioid crisis is impacting communities across the count.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

2A. Comprehensive Response to Reduce Opioid Initiation and Misuse
• Sue Thau, MCRP, Public Policy Consultant, CADCA
• Shelly Steiner

How comprehensive, community-wide coalition approaches have markedly reduced prescription drug initiation rates as well as achieving other positive secondary effects in communities from the epicenter of the opioid epidemic.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Beginning

2B. Using Collective Impact Strategies to Create Change in High Use Rural Settings Integrating & Sustaining Developmental Assets™ and Developmental Relationships™
• Lorraine Kaul, MA, MPA, CPP, Coordinator, Citizens And Students Together
• Lucille Minuto, M.Ed.

The Asset Champion Project (ACP) session will offer strategies for building coalitions’ collective impact: mobilizing volunteers, parents, and community leaders; and relationship building. The model demonstrates how to maximize efficiency while reducing staff burden working in rural settings. The presenters will discuss navigating unique cultural issues,  e.g. appropriate language, unwritten codes of conduct, informal systems and networks, limited resources, transportation issues, communication, poverty etc. The workshop will include strategies for managing obstacles, exploiting opportunities, and  insuring sustainability. Tips on engaging youth in coalition work will be included.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Beginning

2C. Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce by Addressing High Risk Substance Use Prevention Among Youth
• Carmen Ashley, MPH, MCHES, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Loren Faust, MA
• Rebecca Payne, MPH

This session describes how challenges in rural health workforce development were addressed through a pilot initiative to prevent high risk substance use and associated risk behaviors among teens in rural communities. The initiative includes a novel professional development approach. Presenters will discuss successes and challenges, and provide a blueprint for how this approach can be replicated in other rural communities.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

2D. Alcohol, Opioids and How to Tell the Story: Massachusetts, a Case Study for Connecting the Dots
• Cassandra Greisen, MPA, Manager of Public Policy National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA)
• Penelope Funaiole
• Heather Warner, MPH

The rapid rise of drug and alcohol misuse and suicides over the past 15 years is the most serious public health crises of this century reaching epidemic proportions. As the nation struggles to slow the rising death toll from the opioid crisis, alcohol-related deaths are also growing, up 37 percent from 2000-2014, and claiming the lives of 88,000 people each year.Tackling these critical public health crises in unison requires strategic coordination on behalf of the government, researchers, policymakers, funders and the media. Local coalitions are uniquely positioned to help in this coordination by developing and implementing strategies in a comprehensive way to promote the overall health, safety and well-being of their communities.
Topic: Drug Trends and Emerging Issues
Level: Advanced

2E. Emerging Drug Trends: What the Data Reveals About the Next Major Drug Issues
• Josh Esrick, MA, BA, Senior Policy Analyst, Carnevale Associates
• Chelsey Goddard, MPH, CPS
• Lourdes Vázquez, LMSW

Prevention has been focused on stemming the tide of opioid misuse and overdose. However, evidence shows emerging drug trends that must be addressed; including: 1) the changing nature of the opioid epidemic from prescription opioids to heroin and fentanyl; 2) the rising availability and use of cocaine; 3) the re-emergence of methamphetamine; and 4) the continued expansion of marijuana legalization.
Topic: Drug Trends and Emerging Issues
Level: Intermediate

2F. Oklahoma SPF-Rx3 Consortium: Terraforming the Opioid Public Health Landscape
• Carrie Daniels, MS, State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup Coordinator, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
• Coleman Cox, BS, CPS

One strand alone may be overpowered, two can be defended, but a cord of three strands is not easily broken. This workshop will describe how state and tribal grantees are building upon the capacity and collaborative efforts from previous Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) grants to implement three unique, yet unified, projects to address prescription drug misuse and abuse across Oklahoma.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Beginning

2G. Reducing Underage Drinking in Montana with Practical Tools that Develop the Social and Emotional Skills of Parents and Their Children
• Annmarie McMahill, BA, BS, MS, Center Manager and Research Scientist, Center for Health and Safety Culture

A recent study found that Montana parents with higher social and emotional parenting skills were over six times more likely to engage in best-practices to reduce underage drinking. The presentation will review social and emotional skills, how they are protective for youth, and a project creating practical tools for parents to reduce underage drinking and strengthen social and emotional skills.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

2H. How Utah is Defying Gravity – Changing the conversation and landscape with prescription opioids
• Brad Gillman, Media Relations Specialist, Intermountain Healthcare
• Susannah Burt

There has been much ado about fixing the opioid crisis. Utah’s Opioid Community Collaborative came together through public and private partners with a common goal of decreasing opioid addiction and overdose death. Join us to learn how Utah engaged both the medical community and the general population to change behavior with prescription opioids.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Beginning

2I. Using an Evidence-based Program and Supporting Cultural Identify to Prevent Substance Misuse
• Kristen Wyman, BA in Legal Studies
• Larry Mann, Writer, Poet, Cultural Educator, Traditional Story Teller, and Tribal Drummer/Dancer
• Jean-Luc Pierite, BS, The North American Indian Center of Boston
• Kathleen Herr-Zaya, Ph.D., Public Information Coordinator, MA, DPH, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Participants in this interactive Workshop will experience practices that have been successful in engaging and working with Native peoples. Group discussions with members of our Native-public health team will address how they can engage this, or other marginalized groups. The participants can download our materials, and consult with us if they would like to adapt them. Sample copies will be available.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Advanced

2J. Using Community Data to Create a Robust Prevention Workforce: Creating an Efficacy Model from a SPF-PFS Grantee Perspective
• Deborah Chapin, Partnerships For Success State Data Coordinator, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Coalition effectiveness in substance use prevention is strongly correlated with a certain level of preventionists’ understanding and abilities toward accepted prevention practices. Workforce development can be enhanced by using community data on coalition functioning to identify leaders and members’ current work strengths and areas for improvement. Presenters will discuss ways to develop the coalition workforce based on data to identify the most effective activities and workforce characteristics needed to create strong coalitions and for successful strategy implementation. Workshop participants will gain information on how to use data from their communities in practical ways to strengthen their workforce and prevention efforts.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

2K. Underage Drinking: Still a Challenge, Still a Priority, Still a Success!
• Costella Green, MHS, Branch Chief, SAMHSA
• Tonia Schaffer, MPH, Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA
• Marion Pierce, SAMHSA

As social norms shift regarding the harms of other misused and illicit substances, research indicates that alcohol continues to be the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth, and a higher proportion of this underage population, use alcohol more than tobacco or other drugs. Although risky behavior associated with underage drinking and driving has decreased in the past decade, rates still remain at a dangerous level. Presenters will discuss the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) national underage drinking prevention efforts including its Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success Program; Drug-Free Communities Support Program; and Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grant Program.
Topic: Alcohol: Underage Drinking and Young Adults/Collegiate
Level: Intermediate

2L. Paddling with our ancestors’ vision into the next seven generations
• Marguerite Grabarek, MSW, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist (Evaluator), Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
• Sean Hanley, Ph.D., MSW
• Angie Woodin, MSW
• Davis Timmer, Community Organizer, LTBB of Odawa Indians

We will describe strategies implemented by LTBB to prevent underage drinking and marijuana use among 12-20 year olds. These include traditional programs/strategies, as well as 2 cultural programs we created to address the needs of our community. We will highlight the results of our efforts, and our survey recruitment strategies. We met or exceeded the federally required response rates.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Beginning

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

1. There Has Always Been Drinking in America: Alcohol, History, Culture, and what it all means for Prevention
• Rodney Wambeam, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, University of Wyoming

This presentation explores America’s cultural relationship to alcohol, from the thirteen colonies and prohibition to today’s music and movies. Using humor and examples from history, movies, music, television, and more, it provides the larger context of what it means to prevent the misuse, abuse, and devastating consequences of a substance that has always been part of the American experience.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

2. The Familias Unidas program for Hispanic Families and their Adolescents, University of Miami, Department of Public Sciences 
• Maria Isabel Tapia, MSW, LCSW, Senior Research Associate/Familias Unidas Master Trainer/Supervisor, University of Miami, Department of Public Sciences

Familias Unidas, an evidence-based intervention, its history, results from clinical trials, and basic information about what Familias Unidas can achieve to help Hispanic families with adolescents while incorporating a cultural perspective will be presented.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

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, MPH, CPH, CPS
• Denique Lewis
• Katy Shea, MPH, CPS

This session will follow the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) model—a public health planning model that follows the steps of assessment, capacity building, planning, implementation and evaluation with an emphasis on cultural competency and sustainability—to describe substance use prevention efforts among young adults ages 18-25 in New Hampshire and Connecticut. The methods that were used in New Hampshire can be applied to young adult populations in other states as well as other under-served populations. This presentation will provide the audience with a step-by-step process and tools/resources to replicate or adapt the process of using the SPF to increase culturally competent implementation of evidence-based strategies in their own settings. The Connecticut presentation will follow the SPF model and address successes and barriers within the capacity step. The collective impact model will likely be included in the capacity step as well. Data collection with young adults is our focus so assessment and evaluation will have the most emphasis.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

3A. Prevention Specialist Certification: An Overview
• Mary Jo Mather Executive Director IC&RC
• Julie Stevens

This presentation will review the requirements for becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist. What is required and how to document requirements will be discussed as well as education and training that is acceptable to use toward certification. Learn about the IC&RC Prevention Specialist examination, its development, scoring, preparation strategies, and take a sample examination. Questions will be answered and discussion about the sample examination will be provided.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

3B. Quality Improvement in Evaluation and Data Collection in Community Prevention
• Albert Terrillion, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

This presentation will cover national evaluation and research-related efforts in support of community prevention. Addtionally, the presentation will speak to: 1. The use of evaluation in quality improvement in community prevention work 2. The new evaluation contracting service established by CADCA, and 3. The use of technology and social media to help improve the quality of data being gathered at the local level.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

3C. Implementation of a Rapid Response System for Opioid Overdoses
• Shea Davis, M.Ed., Program Manager, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
• Charlotte Cherry, MS, MPH, Epidemiologist II, Tennessee Department of Health

Traditionally, a rapid response system is often most understood and deployed as it relates to infectious disease outbreak. We propose the implementation of a rapid response system for opioid overdoses, taking the lessons from small overdose outbreaks in Tennessee as an opportunity to prepare for larger events. This workshop will provide and overview of how the work on the ground is implemented. Tennessee substance abuse prevention coalitions work with a team of Tennessee Regional Overdose Prevention Specialists (ROPS) who are nurses, paramedics, and peer recovery specialists. When the rapid response plan is activated, ROPS serve as the catalysts within the community to help coordinate a locally driven community- level response. This grassroots level system is supported by DMHSAS, Department of Health, and state law enforcement agencies, including TBI. Lessons learned from an early rapid response to an overdose in two counties in Tennessee will also serve to illustrate the importance of a locally driven rapid response. As the opioid epidemic continues to persist in our state, mobilizing the community and building capacity within grassroots roles may enable future success to prevent additional injuries and fatalities.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

3D. MARIJUANA FACTCHECK Messaging Campaign: Focused on Facts
• Simon Dixon, CEO, Idea Engineering
• Jeanne Spencer, VP/Creative Director, Idea Engineering

The MARIJUANA FACTCHECK campaign leverages prevention strategies to improve youth health, welfare and safety. MARIJUANA FACTCHECK provides science-centered, health-oriented messaging to parents and caregivers of young teens. This fact-based informational campaign offers resources that youth-involved adults can rely upon to stay informed on emerging topics and potential impacts.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Beginning

3E. MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly): Emerging Trends, Deaths, and Prevention Interventions
• Khary Rigg, Ph.D., Professor, University of South Florida
• Amanda Sharp, MPH, University of South Florida

Recent research shows that MDMA (3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) related deaths (MRDs) are on the rise in several countries. This rise in MRDs has caught the attention of public health officials and treatment practitioners. Although MDMA is not a new drug, misinformation regarding the root causes of MRDs are still widespread. For example, MRDs continue to be reported as “overdoses” in the media and by government. This erroneously gives the impression that these deaths are caused by ingesting too high a dose, when in fact MRDs are usually due to factors such as hyperthermia, dehydration, drug interactions, or hyponaetremia. When the real culprits behind MRDs are obscured, we are left with an inaccurate picture about the extent and nature of the risk of overdosing on the drug. This also inhibits the implementation of effective drug education and harm reduction messages. The purpose of this presentation, therefore, is to explore MRDs further by: 1) providing a brief history of MDMA, 2) summarizing international prevalence rates of MRDs, 3) discussing the underlying causes of MRDs, and 4) identifying promising prevention interventions to reduce MRDs. The information presented in this presentation is particularly important given the international resurgence of recreational MDMA use (as molly) and the renewed interest in the drug’s therapeutic benefits.
Topic: Drug Trends and Emerging Issues
Level: Beginning

3F. Implementation of a Community-Wide Screening and Brief Intervention Project
• Susan Pitman, Executive Director, Drug Free Duval
• Sally Pitman
• Keri-Lyn Coleman, MSW

This workshop is designed to provide information to community coalitions, health care and community providers, youth serving organizations, faith-based leaders, prevention specialists, and other service providers, on how they can integrate screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) across community agencies. This workshop will share how to successfully engage organizations in a countywide project with a public health impact on substance abuse prevention through implementation of evidence-based health promotion.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Beginning

3G. An Inclusive Future – Making Prevention Accessible to LGBTQ+ Youth
• Nigel Wrangham, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Prevention Specialist, Project Specialist, City of Hillsboro
• Ambyr Stores, MSW, CSWA, QMHP

In this interactive workshop, we will explore ways that many current prevention programs, materials and curricula fall short in meeting the unique needs of LGBTQ+ young people. We will learn how mainstream “prevention” may contribute to ongoing trauma, focusing on the neurophysiological ramifications of chronic oppression and adverse experiences. We will look at research and specific methods from such groups as Advocates for Youth, the Gay Straight Alliance, PFLAG and others. Finally, we will collaboratively discuss promising approaches and practices that we can implement in our communities, which honor LGBTQ+ youth, building resiliency and reducing risk. It is time for the prevention field to be safe, respectful, inclusive and effective for every young person – come and learn how to get on board!
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

3H. Collaborating with Coalitions to Leverage Resources
• Kaleigh Becker Research & Program Specialist Texans Standing Tall

Underage alcohol use and impaired driving is a significant problem in Texas. The World Health Organization, the Institute of Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all identify collaboration as an important step in reducing substance use and related harms, such as impaired driving. Substance use prevention coalitions and traffic safety organizations are natural partners for addressing underage alcohol use issues, yet NHTSA’s 2015 State of Texas Impaired Driving Program Assessment comments that the level to which these groups collaborate is unclear.

To clarify the relationship between these groups, Texans Standing Tall (TST) conducted a statewide assessment with traffic safety specialists (TSSs) and community-based coalitions. Surveys, key informant interviews and focus groups were utilized to gather information about current substance use prevention strategies and collaboration efforts. Results from TST’s assessment showed that the traffic safety community and coalitions overlook collaborative opportunities that would enhance prevention efforts. Among coalition staff interviewed, 42% stated they have not worked with the Texas Department of Transportation.

This session will cover 1) the importance of collaboration to ensure cultural competency, 2) the results of TST’s statewide assessment, 3) recommendations for strengthening relationships between coalitions and the traffic safety community, 4) resources and tools that can be used to increase collaboration efforts to enhance prevention work.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

3I. The regulatory options for state cannabis legalization: What prevention needs to know
• Josh Esrick, MA, BA, Senior Policy Analyst, Carnevale Associates
• Raanan Kagan, BA, Director, Health Policy Research, Carnevale Associates, LLC
• Gisela Rots, MSc, CPS

This presentation will discuss the current status of state-level cannabis legalization in the United States, the regulatory models that states implementing legalization could consider, and how those models could interact with youth marijuana use. This discussion will focus on the topics most relevant to prevention and the regulatory decision points where preventionists could become involved.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Intermediate

3J. Building a successful prevention workforce development initiative
• John Daviau, MACP, CPS, Project Director, Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Service Center
• Lisa Mason MA, CPS, Program Manager, Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Service Center

Connecticut’s successful prevention workforce development initiative is based on three goals. 1. Increase the vitality of coalition-based prevention efforts 2. Strengthen Connecticut’s prevention workforce 3. Build Connecticut’s prevention field Learn how Connecticut’s Prevention and Training Technical Assistance Service Center has achieved significant milestones in three years through combination of high-touch trainings and technical assistance and technology-based trainings and supports.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

3K. Emerging Issues in Substance Use Prevention: Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), Fentanyl and Carfentanil, and First Responder Fatigue
• Jasmin Bush, MA, Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA
• Nick Mercuri, RN, Registered Nurse, New Hampshire hospitals
• Sean Fearns, Chief of Community, DEA
• Clark Hagen, MPH, Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA

Substance abuse prevention is a constantly changing field. Preventionists must adjust as the work and challenges demand. Specific issues that we turn our attention to at this moment in time include ENDS, fentanyl, carfentanil, and first-responder fatigue. This session will explore the demographic and use patterns of electronic vapor systems among youth, examine the causes and impact of first responder fatigue, and discuss the increase and use of extremely dangerous substances of fentanyl and carfentanil.
Topic: Drug Trends and Emerging Issues
Level: Intermediate

3L. Applying the Best Practice of Prevention to the Opioid Crisis: Voices from Vermont
• Robin Rieske, Certified Prevention Professional, Masters, Prevention Consultant, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs – Vermont Department of Health
• Matt Whalen, Prevention Consultant, Vermont Department of Health – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs

Prevention professionals must collaborate with law enforcement, treatment, recovery and others along the continuum to comprehensively address the opioid crisis, yet there can be a challenge keeping our critical prevention voice at the table. This interactive workshop will revisit prevention best practices and include strategies, research and tools that participants can use to work collaboratively in the promotion of prevention.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Intermediate

4A. Changing the Conversation: The Role of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Communities in a time of National Crisis
• Carlton Hall, MHS, CPS, President, CEO, Carlton Hall Consulting LLC

What is the role of prevention and coalitions in this crisis? Why is it so difficult to engage the broader stakeholder of our communities with the urgency this crisis calls for? How can prevention and coalition leaders more effectively engage their communities in solving this challenge. The purpose of this workshop is to assist coalition leaders, social workers, counselors, prevention and addiction professionals, and other clinical personnel in identifying and providing effective prevention solutions for addiction. During this workshop attendees will be introduced to many proven strategies to prevent opioid misuse. Prevention strategies are critical to working upstream to address the issue of prescription drug misuse. States, communities, and families can intervene to reduce inappropriate access to prescription drugs, thus significantly reducing the impact of the opioid crisis.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Intermediate

4B. SBIRT in Massachusetts Schools: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Substance Use Prevention and Identification in Adolescents
• Alexandra Heinz, LICSW, MPH, Trainer, MASBIRT TTA

This workshop will describe the roll-out of SBIRT in Schools project: a proactive approach to address adolescent substance use across Massachusetts.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Beginning

4C. Building Capacity within the Faith Community to Effectively Address Substance Use Disorders
• Drew Brooks, BA, Executive Director, Faith Partners

Research has linked religiosity and spirituality to positive prevention, recovery, and health outcomes, but little research focuses on faith communities themselves. This interactive workshop describes the Faith Partners theory-driven model of congregational readiness that moves congregations from rare conversations about behavioral health to active involvement in community prevention and recovery support activities.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Advanced

4D. Prevention Workforce Mentoring in NH
• Marissa Carlson, Certified Prevention, Specialist, MS in Nonprofit Management, Executive Director, NH Teen Institute
• Katy Shea

In 2016, the state of NH began to develop a prevention workforce development and mentoring program for its professionals working in the field. 2017 saw the kick-off to the initial cohort of mentors and mentees participating in this innovative program. In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the NH program and discuss options and strategies to create or enhance prevention workforce development in their own states or jurisdictions.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

4E. Storytelling the Opioid Epidemic: Using Media for Impact
• Maureen De Nieva-Marsh, BA, Senior Program Coordinator, Marin County Health and Human Services

RxSafe Marin is a coalition structured to coordinate diverse sectors through action teams co-led by county staff and community members. This presentation will review how this model was implemented and describe data driven strategies, successes and lessons learned in building and sustaining a media communications plan of a community opioid safety coalition.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Intermediate

4F. College Coalitions that Reach Beyond Campus
• Cathy Sisco, MPA, CPS, Associate Director, Prevention, Wellness & Recovery, Wheeler Clinic
• Heather Clinger, MPH, CPS, Program Manager, Prevention, Wellness and Recovery, Wheeler Clinic
• Sara Wakai, Ph.D.

This workshop will highlight positive impacts of a statewide coalition on substance use prevention and mental health promotion on college campuses and their wider community, utilizing the success of Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative (CHCI). Participants will reflect on their campus environments to identify new partners and ways to implement strategies that reduce risks and promote mental health on campus.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

4G. David vs. Goliath: Teens Challenging the Alcohol Industry’s Message
• Vicki Hebert, CPS, Coalition Coordinator, Dover Coalition for Youth
• Haley Demers, Dover Youth to Youth
• Hannah Martuscello, Youth Advocate,  Dover Youth to Youth
• Will Demers, Youth Advocate, Dover Youth to Youth

This session is designed to provide tools and ideas to challenge the alcohol industry’s message that alcohol is simply “harmless fun”. This youth-taught session will provide participants with an understanding of common messaging strategies used in prevention, with a focus on engaging youth advocates in a counter-advertising strategy to challenge the alcohol industry. Several examples of replicable action steps that support a counter-advertising strategy will be described.
Topic: Alcohol: Underage Drinking and Young Adults/Collegiate
Level: Beginning

4H. Post-Overdose Strategies: Proactive Approaches to Prevent Opioid-Related Overdoses
• Shai Fuxman, Ed.D., Senior Research Scientist, Education Development Center
• Sarah Jerome, MPH
• Gary Langis

Having a prior opioid-related overdose is one of the most dangerous risk factors for subsequent overdoses—including fatal ones. For this reason various state and community-based agencies have experimented with different models of post-overdose strategies. These models vary in their settings, players involved, and approaches. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn about different types of post-overdose strategies.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Intermediate

4I. Teaching Marijuana Prevention
• Alayne MacArthur, MS Education Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology, Principal Consultant, Circa Learning, LLC

Adolescents come to the classroom with misconceptions about marijuana, developmental urges to fit in, and deeply held cultural beliefs. Educators come to the conversation with conflicting scientific data, ambivalence about legalization, and uncertainty about how to respond to challenging questions teens pose about marijuana. In this workshop, participants will discuss strategies for translating lessons learned in tobacco prevention to responding to challenging questions, biases and misconceptions adolescents hold about marijuana.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Beginning

4J. The 1st Culturally Relevant Evidence-Based SA/HIV Program for Heterosexual, African Americans, ages 18-24
• Kelvin Walston, BA, MA, Health Educator, Wholistic Stress Control Institute, Inc.

Color It Real is a NREPP culturally relevant, evidence-based prevention training program, that teaches substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention for African American heterosexual college and community participants, ages 18-24. It includes six group-level intervention sessions: mentoring services, social media, substance abuse and HIV prevention and referrals for SA/HIV testing. Free SA and on-site HIV testing is provided. Peer educators are trained and utilized in the delivery of this intervention. The CIR model trains Health Educators how to implement the CIR facilitators curriculum at colleges and community.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

4K. Using a Trauma-Informed Lens to inform Substance Misuse Prevention
• Jessica Goldberg, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, Education Development Center/Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies
• Marie Cox, MA, CPS, Project Director, Southwest Prevention Center
• Gisela Rots, MSc, CPS

Using a trauma/ACE-informed lens for substance misuse prevention efforts can help to build community capacity to support individuals with high ACE scores and improve their behavioral health outcomes. This session will focus on opportunities for collaboration in implementing prevention interventions to reduce the impact of exposure to substance misuse in the home and other ACEs, highlighting relevant state-level examples.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

4L. Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention in Nevada – Data from the Nevada Partnerships for Success Grant
• Al Stein-Seroussi, Ph.D., Senior Program Evaluator, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
• Marguerite Grabarek, Ph.D., Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
• Marco Erickson, MS

This workshop focuses on the Nevada Partnerships for Success (PFS) grant which ends in September of 2018. The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) funded 13 coalitions representing all 17 counties to address prescription drug misuse and abuse. Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) conducted the evaluation. DPBH and PIRE will discuss the initiative and its findings.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Intermediate

Thursday, August 30, 2018

1. Where We Began, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going: The Evolution of SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Prevention Programming
• Shadia Garrison, CSAP
• Tom Clarke, CSAP
• Kim Dash, CSAP

This workshop will showcase the history and evolution of SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Programs, Policies, and Practices (EBPPPs) over time. From federal registries to peer-reviewed literature to NREPP to the current Resource Center for Evidence-Based Practices, SAMHSA has continued to provide prevention specialists, evaluators, policy-makers, and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate EBPPPs into their communities. Using the Partnerships for Success Program as an example, presenters will demonstrate how EBPPPs can be adapted to align with the needs of communities, including highlighting the challenges that many tribal groups experience when finding appropriate EBPPPs for Native American communities.• Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Beginning

2. A Look at Collegiate Prevention Across the Country: Strategies and Resources to Support Local and Statewide Coalition Efforts
• Laurie Jevons, Assistant Director, NASPA
• Mallory Jordan, MPH, MBA, Assistant Director of Health & Well-being Initiatives, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators – NASPA
• Jim Lange, Ph.D., Executive Director, HECAOD
• Richard Lucey, Prevention Program Manager, DEA
• Heather Clinger, Program Manager, Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative/Wheeler Clinic
• Cindy Clouner, Managing Director, HECAOD

Limited resources on many college campuses can create challenges to implementing comprehensive alcohol and other drug prevention strategies. This panel session will feature a combination of researchers, practitioners, and national organizations, including coordinators and members of statewide coalitions in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Montana, and Ohio, all working in the space of collegiate substance misuse prevention. This panel session will provide a high level overview of the Fall 2017 National College Health Assessment, where 62% of college students report consuming alcohol in the last 30 days, 17% of students report using marijuana in the last 30 days and 10% report misusing prescription medications. The panel will also provide a diverse look at the role these coalitions can play in supporting collegiate prevention efforts, discuss how campus and community prevention partners can engage with these coalitions and provide a contact directory to attendees to identify the coalition in their state. Panelists will also provide an overview of local, statewide, and national resources available, including resources through the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, and NASPA- Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. Finally, the panel will provide an opportunity for question and answers from session attendees.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

3. Cultural Humility and the Strategic Prevention Framework in Community Civil Unrest
• Earl Greene, Community Development Specialist, Finger Lakes Prevention Resource Center

Unlike Cultural Competence, cultural humility is an ongoing process in which individuals expand their capacity for learning, listening and understanding, regardless of the length of time they have spent relating to cultures other their own. Embedded in the Strategic Prevention Framework, Cultural Humility demands that our approach has cultural relevance and responsiveness while engaging the community. Civil unrest is a part of a process where individuals exercises their right to recognize and redress power-imbalances that exist within their immediate social and organizational structures.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Advanced

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, Partnerships For Success State Data Coordinator, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

The purpose of this workshop is to present prevention providers with new information about specific risk and protective factors that may influence alcohol, marijuana, opioid prescription drug, and heroin use. Examination of survey data suggests that specific risk and protective factors may weigh more heavily on initiation of substance use behaviors than others. This information can assist prevention services providers in targeting prevention efforts with more focus.
Topic: Drug Trends and Emerging Issues
Level: Intermediate

5B. Community Prevention Coalitions: How to integrate our efforts using the CTC model
• Rachel Stoler, Community Health Program Manager, Franklin County Communities That Care Coalition
• Dalene Dutton
• Capetra Parker
• Kevin Haggerty, Ph.D.

Communities are increasingly encouraged to use coalitions to address a variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues leading to the formation of multiple coalitions separately addressing related issues. We will provide examples of how communities have used CTC to promote healthier outcomes for youth across a variety of outcomes areas and in a variety of different types of communities.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

5C. Why Do Retailers Continue to Sell Alcohol to Minors: Findings from a CT Study
• Stephanie Moran, BA, CPS, Primary Prevention Services Coordinator, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
• Gregory Carver, Supervising Special Investigator, Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

This session will highlight Connecticut’s first Alcohol Compliance Check Study to determine baseline data for liquor retailer compliance. Presenters will explain the processes and procedures for implementing a statewide alcohol compliance study, including sampling methodology, inspection protocol, implementation and findings.
Topic: Alcohol: Underage Drinking and Young Adults/Collegiate
Level: Intermediate

5D. Time for a Change: From Needs Assessment to Empowering Communities to Prevent Prescription Opioid Misuse and Abuse
• Vi Pham, MPH, CPH, Epidemiologist, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
• Terrence Spain, MPA, Prevention Program Manager, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

With evolving public health field and tools to improving health, the grassroots approach of engaging community members is critical in prevention strategies to address the issue of prescription drugs misuse and abuse. This workshop will highlight the state and local strategies being implemented in Oklahoma to enhance communities’ capacity to reduce medical availability of prescription opioids.
Topic: Evidence-based Programs, Strategies, Emerging Practices
Level: Beginning

5E. Findings from the Nevada Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program
• Al Stein-Seroussi, Ph.D., Senior Program Evaluator, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
• Marguerite Grabarek, Ph.D.
• Sean Hanley, Ph.D., Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
• Pat Sanborn, MA, State Project Coordinator, Nevada Department of Education

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) received a Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant in 2013 to address social emotional learning, behavioral health, substance abuse, and school violence. NDE funded three coalitions to implement the project in three school districts. Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) conducted the evaluation. NDE and PIRE will discuss the initiative and its findings.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Intermediate

5F. Hello, I am a Millennial: Framing Young Adult Culture and Value Systems for Engagement in Prevention Initiatives
• Adelaide Murray, BS, Project Associate, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc.

As a generation of millennials and young adults continues to grow, and exists on the cusp of surpassing Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living adult generation, the need for an understanding of cultural and value systems of millennials becomes increasingly critical. Particularly, in the prevention of substance misuse among young adults, there is a need to refine initiatives, approaches, and traditional schools of thought in the context of an emerging generation. The training aims to reframe perceptions of millennials, understand the cultural context in which they came of age, and discuss engagement strategies for this age group. Through both discussion-based and lecture modalities presented by a millennial, this training provides those in the substance misuse prevention field with a better understanding of this expanding, often misunderstood age group, that has the potential to become a very powerful and influential partner in prevention initiatives nationwide.
Topic: Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration with Related Fields
Level: Beginning

5G. A process for expanding the breadth of prevention workforce development opportunities
• Emily Bhargava, Technical Assistance Provider, EDC
• Lauren Gilman
• Sandra Del Sesto, M.Ed., CPSS

Massachusetts is proactive in its prevention workforce development. The Commonwealth has developed a coordinated continuum of professional development opportunities to meet the needs of prevention professionals at all stages of their careers and bring new professionals into the field. We will present Massachusetts’ process and findings, and participants will explore the potential applicability of the continuum to their own states.
Topic: Prevention Workforce Development
Level: Intermediate

5H. Lessons Learned from Marijuana Legalization in Washington State
• Shanne Montague, MSW, Policy and Prevention Program Manager, DSHS-Division of Behavioral Health, Behavioral Health Resources
• Sarah Mariani, Certified Prevention Professional, Behavioral Health Administrator, WA State Divsion of Behavioral Health and Recovery

Washington State legalized marijuana for medical purposes in 2011 and the first retail store opened in 2014. Over the last 7 years, Washington has worked hard to improve the regulation of marijuana products to ensure public safety and health. This presentation will share our story with you, and the current work that is happening to prevent future generations from using marijuana. The audience will have the opportunity to interact with each other to learn what is happening in various parts of the nation and the impacts of various marijuana products.
Topic: Marijuana, Opioids, or Prescription Drug Abuse
Level: Beginning

5I. Reducing Social Access and Shaping Future Enforcement Procedures
• Anne-Shirley Schreiner, Strategy Specialist, Texans Standing Tall

In a unanimous city council vote 2016, San Antonio became the largest city in the country to pass a civil social host ordinance. To many at the time, the outcome was never in doubt, but the process began two long years prior at a training in Austin. The team that saw this campaign through from conception to passage, successfully followed a tailored ten-step process introduced that day. It was established by national experts and introduced statewide by Texans Standing Tall, to lead prevention coalitions through the treacherous territory of the local policy process. By holding civilly accountable the provider of the location of underage drinking parties, social host ordinances are gaining traction as one of the best environmental strategies to reduce both youth alcohol consumption, and the negatives outcomes associated with that consumption, including driving under the influence. During this presentation, the speakers will use their experience passing the ordinance in San Antonio as a case study for others hoping to learn more about social host and the local policy process in general. They will be presented with the 10-step process and outcomes related to earning media attention, building relationships with law enforcement, gathering data, and courting city council support, among others. Attendees will leave with a detailed account of the policy process in San Antonio that can be applied to the community work in their respective towns.
Topic: Alcohol: Underage Drinking and Young Adults/Collegiate
Level: Intermediate

5J. Red Watch Band CARE Team: A Systematic Approach to Alcohol Prevention
• Kerri Mahoney, MPH, Alcohol and Other Drug Outreach Specialist, Stony Brook University

This presentation will include a brief history and description of a peer education group, the Red Watch Band CARE Team, look at data both qualitative and quantitative to show the team’s success and explore how a similar program could be implemented at another school or community and any barriers that may exist.
Topic: Alcohol: Underage Drinking and Young Adults/Collegiate
Level: Beginning