Symposium on Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery in Appalachia

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What: Symposium on Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery in Appalachia

When: October 4th, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Bluefield College, 3000 College Ave, Bluefield, VA 24605

About: A symposium to be held on the Bluefield College campus in Bluefield, VA on Thursday, October 4 from 8am-5pm will feature regional substance abuse prevention and recovery specialists providing presentations, training opportunities and workshops of interest to the general public; professionals in human services, law enforcement, education, health care, mental health; and faith group leaders.

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Please see symposium schedule below.

7:45 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome – Dr. David Olive, President of Bluefield College

            Tracks 1 and 2– Full Day Workshops
8:15 am – 12:15 pm Mental Health First Aid – Youth – Room     (Jessica Hutchens)

Mental Health First Aid – Adult – Room     (Kristie Haga)

12:15 – 1 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker on HIDTA –Cafeteria  (Chad Napier)

Vendor Showcase – Shott A & B

1:00 pm – 5 pm Mental Health First Aid Youth – Room   (Jessica Hutchens)
  Mental Health First Aid Adults – Room  (Kristie Haga)
           General Track—Morning Presentations
8:30 am – 9:00 am  

U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith (videotape)

 

9:00 am – 9:45 am

 

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Regional Resources Overview: Linda Austin (ASAC), Sharon Kitts (SATIRA) and Sandra Tatum (Regional Warm Line)
Break, Vendor Showcase
10:00 am – 11:00 am Overview of the Opioid Crisis in Appalachia   Room (Dr. Carole Pratt)

 

11am – noon Energizing Appalachian Communities Using the Strategic Prevention Framework    Room      (Jamie Edwards)
12:15 – 1 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker (Lt. Chad Napier with HIDTA)  Cafeteria

Vendor Showcase – Shott A & B

  General Track– Afternoon Workshops
1:15 pm – 2 pm Handle with Care for Law Enforcement   Room      (Chad Napier)
  Ministries to Inmates, Ex-offenders and Hikers (Linda Austin)
  ACEs and You       Room     (Darrell Harmon)
  Mountain Movers Faith-Based Coalition (Kevin Blankenship)
1:15-3pm Suicide Talk  Room    (Emily Ann Thompson)
2:00—2:15 Break

Vendor Showcase

 

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Handle with Care for Childcare Providers/Teachers   Room   (Chad Napier)

Celebrate Recovery  Room       (T.W. Cash, Deana)

Drug Court  (Si’andra Blackwell)

Drug Monitoring Program  Room         (TBD)

 

 

3:15pm-4:30pm

 REVIVE!    Room       (Paige Lucas)

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