NPN 2017
Workshop I
Tuesday 09/12/2017
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmReducing Substance Abuse in High Schools for Two Decades, Project Towards No Drug Abuse
Leah Meza, Program Manager
Project Towards No Drug Abuse (TND) is an effective drug abuse prevention program targeting high school-aged youth. This evidence-based program has been evaluated in seven randomized experimental trials over two decades, and has proven effective in reducing hard drug use in 7 of the 7 trials. Results in reducing alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes use and victimization have also been found in various trials.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmSafety Citizenship – Engaging others to Prevent Someone from Driving after Drinking
Katie Dively, Research Scientist II
Traditional strategies to reduce risky behaviors have been focused on people engaging in the behavior. However, the proportion of the population that commits such behaviors is small relative to the proportion that abstains. Safety citizenship seeks to empower the majority of the population (not performing this behavior) to engage in prosocial behaviors to impact this smaller, risk taking group.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmWhat's Next: Infusing Old Prevention Strategies With Evidence-Based Programs and New Technologies on a Budget
Alex Brown, SPF-PFS II Partnership for Success Grant Manager
Charles Kaup, LiveWise Prevention Specialist
David Brown, SPF Specialist
Joseph Shannon Jr., SPF Specialist
Prevention programs have utilized youth in their strategies since the dawn of time, but rarely with effective results. This workshop will show participants how to better engage youth using technology, research-based best practices, and free online tools in order to achieve better youth engagement along with outcomes that are stronger, measurable and more impactful.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmThe Challenge and Promise of Integrating Intergenerational Evidence-based Prevention Services Across the Continuum of Care in Primary and Behavioral Health Systems
Ted N. Strader, Executive Director/Program Developer
Christopher Kokoski, Master Trainer
Explore the challenge and promise of integrating intergenerational evidence-based prevention services across the continuum of care in Primary and Behavioral Health using the example of the Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) Curriculum Series. The CLFC Series was successfully embedded into a local system of substance abuse treatment for 10 years and demonstrated published research results. We will examine how the state of Ohio is currently conducting a statewide rollout of the CLFC Series through the Urban Minority Alcohol and Drug Abuse Outreach Program statewide system.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmBetting On Our Future!
Jim Kooler, Administrator
Terri Sue Canale-Dahlman, Chief
Bet you did not know how closely the prevention and treatment of problem gambling disorders aligns with substance use disorders. Data from the CA Gambling Education and Treatment Services system show how problem gambling and substance use disorders are intertwined. Young people involved in the Betting On Our Future program are using the SPF process and the science of AOD prevention to also address problem gambling prevention!
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmPrevention in Faith-Based Youth Groups: A Comprehensive Approach
David Paddison, Health Educator
Project Faith in Youth is an evidence-based program that engages faith-based youth groups around positive youth development, leadership skills, and substance abuse prevention. Workshop participants will learn about the ins-and-outs of Project Faith in Youth, tips for engaging faith communities -- including inter-generational engagement -- and cultural competencies for faith-based communities and youth groups.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmInside the Minds of Young Adults: A Comparison of 3 State Young Adult Surveys
Renee Faber, Behavioral Health Services Manager
Jason Kilmer, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Director of Health & Wellness for Alcohol & Other Drug Education, Division of Student Life
Sarah Mariani, Behavioral Health Administrator
Sarah Fischer, Director, Prevention & Promotion Services, Behavioral Health Services Commission
While alcohol misuse is cause for concern among people of all ages, it is particularly an issue of concern for young adults who tend to be the most likely age group to use alcohol and suffer from the negative consequences associated with alcohol misuse. Data on alcohol, marijuana, and other substance-related attitudes and perceptions among this age group is often very limited or non-existent at a substate level. In addition, recruiting young adult participation in public health surveys can be an especially challenging mission. This session will allow you to hear from three states who have effectively bridged this data gap and enhanced their understanding of alcohol, marijuana, other substance use, and associated behavioral health concerns among 19-25 year olds.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmAssessing Opioid Misuse and Overdose using PDMP and Other Data Sources
Sandeep Kasat, Associate Director of Epidemiology
Melissa Adolfson
Tom Clarke
Alyssa O'Hair
Elisabeth Atherly, Evaluation Consultant
Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have emerged as a valuable tool to track prescribing and dispensing of prescription opioids, however, there are a number of limitations of PDMP data that need to be considered when using them for prevention planning. In this session, representatives from SAMHSA’s CAPT will highlight approaches for utilizing PDMP data in conjunction with other data sources (to identify high risk populations and areas for prevention planning (i.e. ‘hot spots’). Two state-level CSAP grantees will also share how they have utilized PDMP data along with other data sources in order to identify and address prescription drug misuse and abuse.
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmPrevention Specialist Certification: An Overview (Part 1)
Mary Jo Mather, Executive Director, IC & RC
Sandra Del Sesto
Part 1. This presentation will review the requirements for becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist. What is required and how to document requirements will be discussed as well as education and training that is acceptable to use toward certification. Learn about the IC&RC Prevention Specialist examination, its development, scoring, preparation strategies, and take a sample examination. Questions will be answered and discussion about the sample examination will be provided. This is a 3 part session. All 3 parts must be attended to complete the full workshop.

Workshop II
Tuesday 09/12/2017
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmEmpowering the Diverse Youth Perspective to Develop Effective Youth Marijuana Prevention Campaigns
Erin James, Outreach Marijuana & Opiate Prevention Coordinator
Andrea LaFazia-Geraghty
Youth prevention campaigns often miss the mark linguistically, culturally, and in delivery. Effective campaigns are developed with honest inclusion and continued input of diverse, representative target population leadership. Attendees of this workshop will learn strategies to engage and deliver relevant messaging to target populations with a lens of social justice and equality to promote reduced social and health disparities.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmMarijuana and African American Youth: Exploring Parenting Behaviors among a National Sample of Adolescents
Dawn Thomas, Prevention Systems Manager
The increasing trend of marijuana use among African American youth is particularly concerning. Marijuana use during adolescence may significantly contribute to the disproportionate burden of disease and health disparities that already exist within the African American community. Come engage in discussion about implementing positive parenting behaviors with African American youth and its association with marijuana use.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmIntegrating technology and data: The use of the Prevention Data Dashboard in the District of Columbia
Jenna Gabrio, Public Health Analyst
Venita Embry, Research Public Health Associate
Stephanie Hawkins, Senior Research Clinical Psychologist
Yasir Shah, Grants Specialist
In conjunction with RTI, the DC Department of Behavioral Health created a web-based data dashboard to monitor underage substance use in the District. This presentation describes how the dashboard evolves the field of prevention in the District. Procedures for building a dashboard, benefits and challenges of development, and strategies for encouraging adoption and use at various levels will be discussed.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmFrom need to LEAD: the evolution of a prevention program for Indiana seniors.
Brad McLeish, President
Eric Evans
The Elder LEAD program works to reduce the likelihood of substance abuse and mental illness among seniors. Presenters will describe the need for and development of the program and share research findings including characteristics of and best practices for seniors and the theoretical framework guiding program design. Presenters will also facilitate interactive components from the program with workshop participants.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmBehavioral Health Disparities – Focus on Engagement
Tonia Schaffer
Roslyn Holiday-Moore
Tasha Tydingco Gill
This session will highlight strategies for addressing behavioral health disparities experienced by persons affected and impacted by NMUPD and opioid overdose. Key challenges and barriers to reducing behavioral health disparities will be examined using “real world” examples from grantees. Technical assistance and available resources will be showcased as a support for program implementation.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmSubstance Use and Misuse among Latino/a youth
Lorena Velasquez, Project Coordinator
Irene Lim, Program Director
Alejandra Huerta, Health Educator
Lizbeth Becerra, Health Educator
Risk factors that influence Latino/a youth in using and/or misusing substances can also be the same protective factors that influence their decision to be drug abstinent. Supporting youth through trauma informed practices is key in prevention. Prevention activities that include community, school and parents are those strategies that will help grow, nurture and develop youth and their future health decisions.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmProject Amp: The Role of Young Adults in Recovery in Preventing Adolescent Substance Use
Laura Winn, Associate
Saabi Markar
In this interactive panel session, a panel of Project Amp mentors, mentor coordinators, and project staff will describe Project Amp, discuss outcomes, and explore challenges and lessons learned related to the integration of young adult peer mentors into the prevention workforce. Focusing on elements such as site type, organizational readiness, delivery structure and support, and barriers and facilitating factors, the session will explore potential models for workforce development, application to practice, and considerations for future research.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmThe Kansas Prevention Collaborative: A Story of one State’s Approach to Integrating Behavioral Health through the Lens of Prevention
Lisa Chaney, Director of Research & Evaluation
Jomella Watson-Thompson, Associate Director
Chad Childs, Prevention Systems Project Coordinator
The presentation highlights the creation and development of the Kansas Prevention Collaborative (KPC) a new infrastructure for behavioral health promotion and prevention. The presentation will describe the rationale and early work of this exciting new partnership with an emphasis on integration of assessment, strategic planning, and evaluation to support community prevention coalitions’ efforts to address substance abuse, problem gambling, and suicide.
2:15 pm - 3:00 pmPrevention Specialist Certification: An Overview (Part 2)
Mary Jo Mather, Executive Director, IC & RC
Sandra Del Sesto
Part 2. This presentation will review the requirements for becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist. What is required and how to document requirements will be discussed as well as education and training that is acceptable to use toward certification. Learn about the IC&RC Prevention Specialist examination, its development, scoring, preparation strategies, and take a sample examination. Questions will be answered and discussion about the sample examination will be provided. This is a 3 part session. All 3 parts must be attended to complete the full workshop.

Workshop III
Tuesday 09/12/2017
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmUsing incentives to reduce tobacco use among low-income pregnant women
Jennifer Webster, Senior Community Health Analyst
Tobacco use during pregnancy remains the single most preventable cause of poor birth outcomes. While use of incentives are not generally considered an effective strategy to reduce adult smoking, there is increasing evidence that incentives do work to reduce tobacco use during pregnancy. This workshop will describe an incentive program for low-income women that aims to reduce tobacco use during pregnancy and prevent postpartum relapse.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmPreventing Marijuana Use through School-Based Interventions and Youth-Led Social Norm Change
Daisy Lopez, Project Director
Cindy Swartzwelder, VP Training & Implementation
The Performing Above the High (PATH) Project was created by the California Health Collaborative as a comprehensive approach to change the social norms among youth about marijuana by creating a climate in which marijuana becomes less desirable, less acceptable, and less accessible. This workshop will highlight the design and implementation of the PATH Project including the youth engagement campaign, iPATH.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmAddressing Alcohol Addiction and Overweight/Obesity: Formative Research Results to Inform Intervention Adaptation
In this session, participants will become familiar with formative data needed to culturally tailor the Chronic Disease Self Management Program to address the needs of individuals with co-morbid alcohol abuse disorder and overweight/obesity.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmMixing Alcohol and Benzodiazepines: What you should know about this Emerging Trend
Jessica Cance, Program Specialist
This presentation will discuss the intersection of alcohol and benzodiazepine misuse among college students. Both the epidemiology and potential pharmacological impact will be reviewed. Data will be presented from a statewide survey demonstrating the social consequences of mixing binge drinking and benzodiazepine misuse. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of intervention strategies to combat this emerging issue.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmEvaluating Countywide Substance Use Prevention Initiatives: San Diego County's Data-Driven Prevention Framework
Laura Stanley, Research/Evaluation Associate
Erica Pachmann, Research Associate
This workshop describes how San Diego County’s integrated prevention framework supports the countywide Initiatives development of multi-sector partnerships to successfully implement policies and practices for preventing substance use and abuse among youth and young adults. This workshop highlights evidence-based strategies, successes, and key evaluation findings and shares methods, tools, and key indicators for informing and measuring the Prevention System’s efforts.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmChoosing Evidence-Based Programs for Prevention – the Washington Method.
Sarah Mariani, Behavioral Health Administrator
WA has developed a robust system in the review and choosing of evidence based prevention practices. This workshop will share information related to the review and selection process of evidence based practices, with a particular focus on marijuana and prescription drugs, as well as available resources to help aid states in developing their own protocols for choosing evidence based prevention strategies.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmOpioid Prescribing and Misuse Analysis: Data Trends and Initial Prevention Recommendations
Shadia Garrison
Eli Cutler

Nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers is a major public health concern in the United States as evidenced by increasing numbers of emergency department visits, treatment admissions, and fatal overdoses. Understanding opioid misuse is key to its prevention. Presenters will share results from a series of SAMHSA studies on opioid prescribing and misuse that will highlight promising target areas for prevention efforts. Participants will have an opportunity to weigh in on an in-progress prevention toolkit based on results from these studies.

3:15 pm - 4:00 pmGender Specific Strategies to Prevent Substance Abuse among Girls and Young Women
Sarah Newton-Scott, Project Manager
Connie Chan Robison, Executive Director
While prevalence rates for underage drinking are similar across genders, the focus of most research and prevention activities is on boys. Though different, risk factors for girls are just as harmful if perhaps not more concerning given additional impacts such as sexual assault and teen pregnancy. This workshop will showcase promising youth development practices used to engage girls and young women to prevent underage drinking. Insights and lessons learned about the work of creating youth-adult partnerships among parents and caregivers will also offer prevention providers tools to leverage the important role of family and kinship in community change.
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmPrevention Specialist Certification: An Overview (Part 3)
Mary Jo Mather, Executive Director, IC & RC
Sandra Del Sesto
Part 3. This presentation will review the requirements for becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist. What is required and how to document requirements will be discussed as well as education and training that is acceptable to use toward certification. Learn about the IC&RC Prevention Specialist examination, its development, scoring, preparation strategies, and take a sample examination. Questions will be answered and discussion about the sample examination will be provided. This is a 3 part session. All 3 parts must be attended to complete the full workshop.

Workshop IV
Wednesday 09/13/2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmInnovative Prevention Coalition Strategies to Evite, Engage and Empower the Community
Raunda Frank, Prevention Coordinator
Heather Longridge, Prevention Outreach Specialist
Workshop Description – This session is designed for coalition leaders and members to discuss ways to take their coalition work to the next level by utilizing innovative collaboration and technology.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmUsing a structured framework to successfully engage providers to develop and implement innovative prevention approaches to address the opioid epidemic at the local level.
Melissa Struzzo, Health Information Specialist
This workshop will explore how a mid-sized California County is addressing their local opioid crisis with the implementation of quality prevention activities including leveraging community coalitions, implementing opioid prescribing guidelines and provider and patient education strategies along with coordinating across various systems of care including hospitals, health departments, managed care organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other primary care clinics.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmProvocative Social Marketing to reduce Underage Drinking in Affluent Communities: The 06820 Experience
Emily Larkin, Thriving Youth Program Coordinator
Learn about how a small affluent town secured a world-class marketing firm to develop a never before attempted social marketing campaign that was viewed over 100,000 times on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll discuss how to approach marketing firms, engage youth and your coalition throughout the development of the campaign and ensure your campaign's messaging resonates with the unique culture of your community.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmGoing Upstream and Digging Deeper: The Critical Role Coalitions Play in Addressing the Nation’s Opioid and Heroin Crisis
Catherine Brunson, Trainer
Albert Terrillion, Deputy Director
This training session will demonstrate how CADCA working with coalitions and national partners are applying strategic framework and bringing a “prevention emphasis” to addressing the current opioid crisis in our nation. All too often coalitions understand the risk factors associated with Rx Abuse and attempt to implement a strategy (or a set of strategies) in the community based upon that understanding. However the strategy, no matter how well-intentioned or evidence-based, does not produce the change they are seeking. Why? Achieving short term critical objectives requires that coalitions be purposeful in aligning strategies to strong local conditions and ensuring that the right combination of strategies are being aligned to create enough force to achieve the desired change. This workshop will offer participants information and tools for identifying and better crystalizing local conditions associated with Rx Abuse and strengthening coalition logic models to identify weaknesses to improve their outcomes.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmTransitional Counseling Program: An Indicated Approach to Support Teens
Jenny Armbruster, Director of Community Services
Nichole Dawsey, Director of Prevention Education
This workshop will describe NCADA’s Transitional Counseling Program (TCP) from initial development to start-up to current evaluation results. TCP was developed out of a need to support youth showing early signs of substance misuse. The program offers substance use disorder screening, counseling, academic support and educational workshops for the youth and their families. Providing support and guidance to teenagers at risk for developing issues with substances is the primary goal of the TCP, and outcomes are demonstrating success.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmOutcomes on a Statewide Prevention Coalition Model to Reduce Youth Substance Use: Evaluation of Washington State’s Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI)
Sarah Mariani, Behavioral Health Administrator
The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) is the contemporary and encouraging state-level prevention implementation structure in Washington State, designed as an adapted and combined structure of the Strategic Prevention Framework and the Communities that Care System. Rooted in Prevention Science, the Initiative specifically targets high need communities throughout the state. With the comprehensive incorporation of Community Coalitions, evidence-based programming, school-based Prevention-Intervention Specialists, and social and environmental strategies, this emerging model is demonstrating promising outcomes for the reduction and prevention of youth alcohol and drug use.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmCommunity-based approaches to reducing underage drinking and prescription drug misuse prevalence rates: Encouraging findings and lessons learned from the evaluation Vermont's recently completed Partnerships for Success (PFS) II project.
Robert Flewelling, Senior Research Scientist
Amy Livingston, Associate Program Evaluator
Claudia Marieb, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant
Melanie Sheehan, Director of Community Health Outreach
The goals of Vermont’s PFS project were to build capacity and reduce underage drinking and prescription drug misuse by persons aged 12-25 in six regions of the state. This presentation describes the evaluation methods, PFS implementation, and outcomes achieved. Findings suggest project goals were met and that PFS contributed to statewide progress in reducing the prevalence rates of targeted behaviors.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmEngaging Friends and Family to Prevent Prescription Opioid Misuse and Overdose: Drawing on Lessons Learned from Best Practices at the Local Level
Alyssa O'Hair
Jose Morales
Kim Nesbitt
In this session, representatives from SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies will outline coalition best practices that can be applied to efforts to build local-level capacity to prevent opioid overdose, including approaches to engage nontraditional partners and strategies to increase community readiness. A panel of CSAP grantee representatives will describe how they have drawn on lessons learned from building coalition leadership and capacity in primary prevention, and translated it to increasing community readiness to prevent opioid overdose.

Workshop V
Wednesday 09/13/2017
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmFamilia Adelante: An Emerging Evidence Based Practice to Reduce Substance Use Among Latino Adolescents
Richard Cervantes, Research Director
This presentation highlights Familia Adelante, an emerging evidence based program for at-risk Latinos ages 10-14 and parent/caregivers. Background information on the development of Familia Adelante, details on program implementation and evaluation results that include reductions in drug use, emotional problems and HIV risk will be discussed. FA has been endorsed by SAMHSA's National Network for the Elimination of Disparities (NNED).
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmTradition and Innovation: SAMHSA’s Prevention Resources from Brochures to Videos to Grantees' Social Marketing Campaigns
Shadia Garrison
Lisa May
Learn about CSAP’s public education efforts, including current publications, videos, and PSAs, all available for use by communities and states. In addition, learn how social marketing integrates marketing concepts with other approaches to influence behaviors, including substance misuse prevention, that benefit individuals and communities for the greater social good. Learn how Utah has utilized social marketing in an opioid awareness campaign across the state.  
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmValuing our Prevention Workforce: Combining high-touch and technology-based methods to CT’s competency-based approach to workforce development
Lisa Mason, Project Manager
John Daviau, Project Director
Connecticut’s Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Center (PTTASC) has developed an innovative approach to workforce development. Steeped in the Strategic Prevention Framework and the Certified Prevention Specialist competencies, PTTASC’s workforce development approach combines highly interactive in-person training and technical assistance learning environments with advanced technologies to support learning throughout our state.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmEmotional Competency as a Framework to Strengthen an Integrated Workforce
Connie Chan Robison, Executive Director
Sarah Newton-Scott, Project Manager
This workshop will showcase tools and practices of Emotional Competency (EC) to strengthen the integrated workforce of behavioral health and primary care practitioners. Presenters will offer strategies for applying EC to address core competencies outlined by SAMHSA to realize individual and population health. Participants will engage in discussions and learning to explore the relevance of EC to their work.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmA STEPP By Step Approach to Local Government Prevention Planning
Erika Green, Project Director
Sound prevention planning is critical to the implementation of successful outcomes. This workshop will provide participants with an overview of a Strategic Training and Education for Prevention Planning (STEPP) Project that provides County prevention planners in California with a comprehensive, customized, support program to support the development of sound prevention planning to address substance use in their community.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmI Am My Sisters' Keeper: A Retrospective Analysis of a Longitudinal Gender Responsive Culturally Informed Prevention Intervention
Tyese Brown, Clinical Director / Sister S.A.G.E. Founding Director
Anais Valdez, Senior Case Manager
Mekela Clarke, Prevention Educator
This interactive session will illuminate the evidence that emerges from the lived experiences of girls of color who have participated in a gender responsive culturally informed prevention intervention. Young adults who have participated in Sister S.A.G.E., a Brooklyn, New York community based prevention after school program, will share the lifelong impact of this innovative emerging practice. The session will also focus on the science of prevention assessed from a comparative qualitative pilot evaluation and conclude with strategies to engage marginalized youth populations in the 21st Century.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmStop Them Before They Start
Sue Thau, Public Policy Consultant
Shelly Steiner, Executive Director
This session, will highlight best practices related to preventing substance misuse in a data-driven, community-wide comprehensive manner. From the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the presenter will identify national best practices for community prevention coalitions to plan, implement, and evaluate across CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Community Change to specifically impact population-level reductions in medicine misuse and abuse. Discussion will cover the tools and resources developed by CADCA to address the Rx drug issue with scale and scope in diverse communities. From Carter County, KY, which was at the epicenter of the opioid epidemic, the presenter will describe organization and funding to plan and implement evidence-based, data-driven, comprehensive strategies. The County’s Rx misuse and abuse rates for middle and high school students dropped from among the nation’s highest to below national averages. Secondary effects were seen in both school achievement and employability. Participants will learn which sectors need to be involved and how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive evidence-based strategies to achieve population-level reductions in Rx misuse and abuse at the community level.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pmLeveraging Federal and Community Leadership to Prevent Opioid Misuse
Frances Harding, Director, CSAP
This workshop will introduce many proven strategies to prevent opioid misuse.  Prevention strategies are critical to working upstream to address the issue of prescription drug misuse. States, communities, and families can intervene to reduce inappropriate access to prescription drugs, thus significantly reducing the impact of the opioid crisis. 

Workshop VI
Thursday 09/14/2017
10:15 am - 11:15 amSynthetic Drugs (New Psychoactive Substances): Solutions for Local Control in Any Size City/County
William Perno, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Specialist
John Byrom, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Specialist
Erica Leary, Program Manager Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Synthetic drugs present significant and formidable challenges for law enforcement, public health officials, legislators and communities. When state and federal entities ban chemical formulas, the process is time consuming. Clandestine chemists quickly introduce new chemical formulas, staying steps ahead of legislative efforts. Legislation at the local level can be an effective way to implement policy change and is an excellent way to reduce synthetic drug impacts in communities. Local legislation can augment state and federal legislation, be implemented in a more time efficient manner and most importantly, can include a wide array of synthetic drug chemical formulas and chemical classes.
10:15 am - 11:15 amSocial Media: Tools for Extending Your Prevention Outreach
Dana Goodrow, President
Ken Einhaus, Project Manager
Social media drives the way we relate to one another. However, many prevention professionals struggle to adapt it to their work. This workshop provides an overview of social media and how it can be used in prevention. Participants will learn how to develop a strategy that includes assessing current practices, identifying target audiences, creating messages, and evaluating social media efforts.
10:15 am - 11:15 amHarnessing the tradition of brotherhood to reduce opioid overdose deaths among trade workers in Massachusetts
Lauren Dustin, Regional Opioid Abuse Prevention Coordinator
Penelope Funaiole, Manager
Paul Spencer, Recovery Coach
It’s widely known that young, white, males have the highest rate of opioid overdose. But does occupation play a role? This session will present original data on opioid overdose deaths among trades/labor workers in Massachusetts. Learn how the tradition of brotherhood is harnessed to reduce stigma, increase awareness of resources, and build skills of employers to decrease opioid overdose deaths.
10:15 am - 11:15 amWhat were they thinking? DUI Offenders Inform Prevention Efforts
Chrislyn Nefas, Research Analyst IV
Azahar Lopez, Program Manager
In order to inform alcohol and/or other drug impaired driving prevention services and monitor trends, Orange County, California, is implementing a data collection to all convicted DUI offenders. This project assess' demographic information and determines indicators of use prior to arrest. Project details, results, and recommendations for the prevention of impaired driving collisions will be discussed. .
10:15 am - 11:15 amYouth Outreach and Credentialing Strategies to Support Prevention Workforce Development in a Changing Landscape
Dolores Cimini
Scott M. Gagnon
Matthew J. Aumen
This session will provide an overview of data and information gathered by workgroups of the CSAP National Advisory Council for the purposes of drafting recommendations to inform youth outreach and credentialing strategies for growing and enhancing the prevention workforce. This interactive presentation will be helpful for participants engaged in prevention workforce development initiatives in their own states, while having an opportunity to share their own experiences and feedback with the National Advisory Council.
10:15 am - 11:15 amThe Voices of New Hampshire’s Young Adults: Rapid Cycle Assessment of Young Adults and Considerations for Strategic Planning Across the Continuum of Care
Rachel Kohn, Senior Evaluation Consultant
Guided by the data collected during a rapid cycle assessment process, this workshop will embark on a highly interactive discussion about how to interpret and use qualitative data to provide structured and informative planning process that invites the young adults we serve the table.
10:15 am - 11:15 amBridging the Faith Community to Behavioral Health Efforts
Drew Brooks, Executive Director
Research has linked religiosity and spirituality to positive prevention, recovery, and health outcomes, but little research focuses on faith communities themselves. This interactive workshop describes the Faith Partners theory-driven model of congregational readiness that moves congregations from rare conversations about behavioral health to active involvement in community prevention and recovery support activities.

Workshop VII
Thursday 09/14/2017
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmThe Los Angeles Retail Framework Project – “A Step-by-Step A Model for Local Control of Problems Related to Off-Sale Alcohol Outlets”
Albert Melena, Executive Director
Friedner Wittman, President
California cities have pioneered use Local Control to prevent/reduce problems at retail alcohol outlets through city planning and zoning to require safe operations for retail alcohol outlets. A brief history summarizes gains made and an innovative community-laboratory project in the City of Los Angeles reports interim results, discusses expected outcomes, and explores future prospects for preventive management of retail availability.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmGender Matters: Reducing Risk Factors and Promoting Healthy Development for Youth Utilizing Evidence-Based Gender Responsive Programs
Kiku Johnson, Associate Director
One Circle Foundation will present on two nationally recognized, research based, gender responsive support group models - Girls Circle® and The Council for Boys and Young Men®.  The primary goals of these models are to improve overall wellness through genuine self-expression, social emotional learning, healthy coping and decision-making skills, healthy relationships/identities, countering stereotypes, generating awareness and accountability, and empowering youth to pursue their full potential.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmImplementing SBIRT in Juvenile Court Diversion
Rachel Kohn, Senior Evaluation Consultant
Betsy Houde, Coordinator
The New Hampshire Juvenile Court Diversion Network, a state-wide initiative supported by local, state and federal funds, has 17 accredited programs that annually serve 700 youth (12-18) arrested for a first-time offense. We will discuss the challenges and successes of a recent study of recidivism rates of diverted juvenile and the implementation of the SBIRT process the court diversion setting.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmReducing Youth Alcohol Use through Positive Community Norms in Minnesota
Phyllis Bengtson, Principal State Planner
Al Frederickson, Principal Planner/SAPT Consultant

This session focuses on the development and results of 10 years of a Community Impact model of prevention that used Positive Community Norms interventions in communities across Minnesota that reduced underage alcohol use among junior and senior high school students.  Positive Community Norms increases healthy attitudes and behaviors by correcting misperceptions about the frequency with which the majority engage in risky or unwanted behaviors.

12:45 pm - 1:45 pmSarasota Against ViolencE (SAVE): Formative and Outcome Evaluation Results from a Multi-Level Substance Use and Violence Prevention Program in a Minority Community
Sarasota Against Violence (SAVE) is a multilevel, culturally competent intervention being delivered to minority middle school youth in Sarasota, FL. The purpose of this complex intervention is to reduce rates of substance use and violence among at risk minority youth. This presentation focuses on year two program evaluation results and next steps.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pmDevelopment of an Early Warning System for Emerging Drug Trends in the District of Columbia
Anna Yaros, Research Clinical Psychologist
Stephanie Hawkins, Senior Research Clinical Psychologist
Alexander Rabre, Public Health Analyst
Orlando Barker, Partnerships for Success Coordinator
Attendees will explore the unique way that the District of Columbia has developed a multi-informant early warning system to identify emerging drug trends by exploring substance use and community contexts through community conversation data, social media analysis, and poison control data.

Event Details
NPN 2017
Tuesday 09/12 - Thursday 09/14/2017
Garden Grove