SAMHSA's 11TH PREVENTION DAY – Monday, February 2, 2015
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will convene its 11th annual Prevention Day on Monday, February 2nd in conjunction with CADCA’s National Leadership Forum. This year, SAMHSA’s Prevention Day will focus on The Power of Prevention: Making Impact in a Time of Change.
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 prevention-related developments in the areas of substance abuse 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 planning and to share experiences and information.
In addition to speakers and educational workshops, SAMHSA’s Prevention Day will include a cyber café featuring:
- The latest information about SAMHSA’s fourth annual National Prevention Week, a health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. You will be able to participate in this year’s “I Choose” project, take the Prevention Pledge, and view the new National Prevention Week promotional video. To find out how you can get involved in National Prevention Week, visit www.samhsa.gov/preventionweek for more information. Staff will also be present at Prevention Day to provide guidance in planning your NPW event.
- Resources to support communities in implementing “Talk They Hear You,” SAMHSA’s underage drinking prevention campaign. Resources include three video Public Service Announcements (PSAs), a new print PSA aimed at Native American families, and a mobile app for parents that gives them the chance to practice talking with their child about underage drinking and build their skills and confidence to conduct these conversations in real life. Visit www.underagedrinking.samhsa.gov for more information.
- New videos and other resources, including two mobile apps, to support underage drinking prevention efforts on college campuses.
This all-day event will be held at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in conjunction with CADCA’s 25th annual National Leadership Forum. There is no cost to attend SAMHSA’s Prevention Day, but registration is required.
More information coming soon.