North Carolina Substance Misuse Prevention Conference

May 8-9, 2018


May 8

Opening Plenary 10am-Noon
Flo Stein, Former Deputy Director, NC DHHS

Frances Harding, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, SAMHSA

It’s More than Opioids: Polysubstance Use in North Carolina, Mary Beth Cox, MPH, Substance Use Epidemiologist, NC Division of Public Health

Luncheon Noon-1:30pm
Zander Guy, Chairman, NC ABC Commission
Carnage Charter School Jazz Band, Matthew Pellas, Director

Breakout Sessions 1:45pm-3:00pm (Choose One)
Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework: Parental Resiliency
(Part 1), 
Joshua Main, Coastal Horizons Center IFPS Supervisor
  *Must attend both parts 1&2
Appreciative Inquiry: Redefining the Communities We Seek to Create,Susan Jakes, Ph.D., Associate State Program Leader, Community and Rural Development, NC State Extension

Hispanic/Latino Misuse of Substances and Charlotte Prevention Approach, Fabbiana Gutierrez, Alianza Youth Coordinator, Center for Prevention Services

Breakout Sessions 3:15pm-4:30pm (Choose One)
Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework: Parental Resiliency (Part 2), Joshua Main, Coastal Horizons Center IFPS Supervisor  *Must attend both parts 1&2
Drugs and the Military, from an NCIS Perspective, Robin Knapp, Special Agent/Supervisory Special Agent, NCIS (Retired)
Collaboration: Community Level Change by Community Minded People, Erin J. Day, B.S., B.A., Director of Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition   Panel: Teresa C. Ellen, MPH, Director, Wilson County Health Department and Candice B. Rountree, MSW, Wilson County Department of Social Services

May 9

Opening Plenary 9am-Noon
Fulton Crews, Ph.D.,Director, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill

Parental Socialization of Adolescent Alcohol Use: Current Evidence & Future DirectionsMelissa J. Cox, PhD, MPH; Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education & Promotion, East Carolina University

Luncheon Noon-1:30pm
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Breakout Sessions 1:45pm-3:00pm (Choose One)
Synar – From Big Picture to Best Practice: Reducing Tobacco Sales to Minors, Colleen Hughes, CPS Synar Coordinator and Behavioral Health Wellness Consultant, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Synar Coordinator and Behavioral Health Wellness Consultant; Jim Martin, MS   Director of Policy and Programs, NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch; and Ronda Sanders, MHA, Director of Tobacco Prevention and Synar Program Manager, Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services
Current Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Trends Among Adolescents, Amie J. Begg, CSAC, ICADC
Making Them Visible: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents, Melissa W. Radcliff, Program Director, Our Children’s Place of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.

Breakout Sessions 3:15pm-4:30pm (Choose One)
Ethics for Prevention Providers, 
Nicole Augustine, MPH, MCHES, CSAPC, Rize Consultants, LLC
State Substance Use Prevention Reporting System: Where have we been and where are we going, Melinda Pankratz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Senior Research Associate, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Terri Moy, M.S., TTA Center Manager, Insight
The Link Between Substance Use Disorder and Traffic Safety, Mark Ezzell, Director, Governor’s Highway Safety Program



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