2018 Northland Prevention Conference

Join us for the 2018 Northland Prevention Conference “Resilience: We can build it!” featuring two renowned national speakers and a great selection of workshops aimed at preventing youth substance use and violence.

Friday, March 2, 2018 from 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM CST

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
1600 North 291 Highway
Liberty, MO 64068

A continental breakfast and box lunch are included with conference registration. Credit card payment is required in order to complete the online registration. If you need to pay by check, purchase order, etc, please contact Kara White at karaw@tri-countymhs.org or 816-877-0401. We look forward to having you in attendance!

Click here for a 2018 Prevention Conference Flyer

Conference Schedule:

7:45am—8:30 am ●Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am ● Introduction and Awards
9:00 am ● Keynote Address by Dr. Robert DuPont
10:30 am ● Plenary Session by Dr. Linda Chamberlain
12:00 pm ● Lunch (Box Lunch Included)
12:45-1:30 pm ● Workshop Sessions:
Youth Mental Health and Suicide: How Can I Help? Learn warning signs, risk factors, and ways to help youth with common mental health issues.

School Spotlights – Come learn about the creative strategies area schools use to address youth resiliency and wellness.
The Landscape of Legalization – A look at marijuana’s impact and what might be next.
Resilience is Relational– Learn how youth can build skills to bounce back when the adults around them are willing to do the same.
Drug Trends in Teens:  Where are Things Headed?– Learn about current drug trends in teens and the impact they have on the adolescent mind and body.
A New Narrative on the Opioid Epidemic – Gain insight about how we got here and how we get out.
1:45-2:30 pm ● Workshop Sessions:
Youth Mental Health and Suicide: How Can I Help? Learn warning signs, risk factors, and ways to help youth with common mental health issues.

School Spotlights – Come learn about the creative strategies area schools use to address youth resiliency and wellness.

The Landscape of Legalization – A look at marijuana’s impact and what might be next.

Resilience is Relational– Learn how youth can build skills to bounce back when the adults around them are willing to do the same.

Drug Trends in Teens:  Where are Things Headed?– Learn about current drug trends in teens and the impact they have on the adolescent mind and body.

Hard Times and Healing
– Learn skills to facilitate self-regulation, manage stress, and buffer the effects of trauma and compassion fatigue in children, adults and families.

Conference Speakers:

Robert L. DuPont, MDFor over 40 years, Robert L. DuPont, MD has been a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment. He was the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1973-1978) and the second White House Drug Chief (1973-1977). From 1968-1970 he was Director of Community Services for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections. From 1970-1973, he served as Administrator of the District of Columbia Narcotics Treatment Administration. In 1978 he became the founding President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. He has been Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine since 1980. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. DuPont’s signature role throughout his career has been to focus on the public health goal of reducing the use of illegal drugs

Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D. MPH
Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and advocate on domestic violence, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), brain development and trauma, and the amazing adolescent brain.  She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical strategies with diverse audiences to convey a message of hope and healing.  Her work currently focuses on brain-based strategies to address how stress and trauma are stored in the body and applying the intersecting sciences of resilience and hope.  Certified in several practices to promote self-regulation and well-being, she demonstrates simple skills that can be taught to children, adolescents and families.   Dr. Chamberlain teaches at the University of Alaska and earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University.  The author of numerous national curricula and the Amazing Brain Series, she recently released a toolkit on Addressing the Intersections Between Domestic Violence and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) .   Recognition for her work includes a Scientist Scholar with the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, the National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award and the Inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar on Child Behavioral Health.

 

 

 

 

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