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Workshop: Implementing Effective Prevention Strategies in the Face of a Changing Environment, S. FL.
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Workshop: Implementing Effective Prevention Strategies in the Face of a Changing Environment, S. FL.

Workshop participants will explore emerging trends and the role that community coalitions play in addressing risk factors that lead to youth substance use. SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework will be reviewed, and attendees will learn to apply shared concepts.

When: Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 pm
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites, (954) 363-3000
5740 N. State Road 7
Coconut Creek, Florida  33073
United States
Presenter: Dorothy J. Chaney, M.Ed.
Contact: Lee Ann Griffin
(850) 878-2196

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The landscape related to substance use is changing.  States are legalizing marijuana, and the opioid epidemic is Florida’s most urgent public health issue despite enhanced efforts to address the crisis.  With communities working to reduce overdose death and increase pathways to treatment, where does primary prevention fit?  This session will provide an overview of how and why primary prevention should be the foundation of any substance abuse effort.  We will look at emerging trends and the role that community coalitions play in addressing community level risk factors that lead to youth substance use.  Participants will be engaged in a dialogue related to the importance of mobilizing the community using SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and will have the opportunity to identify how they can apply concepts from this session in their work.

Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for clinicians, clinical supervisors, program managers, prevention agencies, community coalitions and executives in substance abuse and mental health agencies, Managing Entities and DCF program staff.

Presented by: 
Dorothy Chaney  is the Founder of Wisconsin Community Health Alliance, an organization committed to supporting coalitions, agencies and individuals to improve the health of their communities and the environments in which they live. Chaney works nationally and also locally to address health disparities and support the development of local solutions to complex problems.  Chaney is the coordinator of the Waukesha County Heroin and Other Illicit Drug Task Force and also serves as the director of the South region of the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth.  Chaney has participated on several state workgroups including chairperson of the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs (SCAODA) “Controlled Substances Workgroup” which produced the report “Responding To Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis:  A Call To Action” which was published in 2012, as well as the co-chair of the SCAODA work group that produced “Wisconsin’s Heroin Epidemic:  Strategies and Solutions” in August 2014.  Dorothy is a consultant  with the Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and has also consulted on a variety projects for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.   Chaney is a nationally recognized trainer and public speaker. In addition to being committed to supporting communities in public health efforts, Chaney is a strong youth advocate and is an elected Board of Education member in Marshfield WI, where she resides with her two daughters.  Prior to moving to Wisconsin in 2006, Ms. Chaney served as the State Executive Director for MADD in Minnesota.  Chaney has a bachelors degree in political science and a masters degree in adult education.

Hotel Information:

Hampton Inn & Suites
5740 N. State Road 7
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
(954) 363-3000

5.5 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Recognized Education Provider
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676