The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will convene its 9th Annual Prevention Day on Monday, February 4 in conjunction with CADCA’s National Leadership Forum.
This one-day event provides an exciting forum for prevention practitioners, community leaders, researchers, scientists, consumers, and advocates in the behavioral health field to learn about effective programs and the latest developments in the areas of substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, and mental health. Participants are able to network with other SAMHSA grantees and partners and will have the opportunity to take part in workshops to enhance their strategic organizational skills and to share experiences and information.
In addition to dynamic speakers and informative workshops, this year SAMHSA’s Prevention Day will feature:
- The launch of SAMHSA’s new “Talk. They Hear You.” media campaign, which gives parents and caregivers the information and resources they need to start talking early with their children about the dangers of underage drinking;
- The latest information about the second annual National Prevention Week, a health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues; and
- The first-ever “I Choose Project,” which asks people to think about and share their reasons for choosing prevention. The project will begin on Prevention Day and continue leading up to National Prevention Week 2013. Prevention Day participants will have the opportunity to have a photograph taken of themselves holding a card containing a personalized statement about why they choose prevention. Photographs will be shared on SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week website.
PREVENTION DAY SCHEDULE:
9 am - 10:30 am Opening Plenary
10:45 am - noon Keynote Address: Jason Kilmer, Ph.D. (University of Washington)
Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch on own
1:40 pm - 2:55 pm Skills-building Workshops
3:05 pm - 4:20 pm Skills-building Workshops
4:30 pm - 5 pm Closing Plenary: Andrea McCarren (CBS Investigative Reporter)
The Peril And Pitfalls of Exposing Underage Drinking
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COMPLETE AGENDA AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS FOR PREVENTION DAY!
REGISTER NOW! This all-day event will be held at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in conjunction with CADCA's 23rd Annual National Leadership Forum. There is NO COST to attend this event, but registration is required.