Adult Schedule

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Schedule and Location

Yakima Convention Center
10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
Toll-free: 800-221-0751
Local: 509-575-6062

Participants can earn 10.75 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for the general conference. Please see breakdown of CEH credits below.

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017: 6.50 CEHs
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017: 4.25 CEHs

Conference Program

Conference program coming soon. The program will include descriptions and speakers all in one place. (Low resolution file for digital download.) Participants will also receive a printed version onsite at check in.


Adult Schedule | Thursday, November 2, 2017

9:00 am - 4:00 pmWashington Provider Meeting
2:00 pm - 8:00 pmEarly Registration/Check-in
No-host dinner this evening. Enjoy your evening in Yakima!
4:45 pm - 5:45 pmSuicide Prevention Training
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmDrug Free Communities and WAPCO Meeting
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmVolunteer Meeting

Adult Schedule | Friday, November 3, 2017

7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast (Provided)
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Welcome:
Opening Ceremonies
Jordan Chaney, Spoken Word Poet, Author, Public Speaker, Teacher
Chris Imhoff, Director, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Break
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Adult Keynote: Jeff Linkenbach -
Discovering the Power of the Science of the Positive
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Adult Workshops Session I
A1: Applying the Science of the Positive to Grow Positive Community Norms (Jeff Linkenbach)
A2: Medicine Abuse Prevention & Secure Medicine Return Policies (Margaret Shield & Erin James)
A3: Does Youth Advocacy Really Pay? (Janine Koffel)
A4: Opioids - Characteristics, Prevalence, Policies (Steven Freng)
A5: Evidence-Based Practice - Exploring the Interface between Evidence Rating Systems and Practitioners (Adam Darnell)
A6: Advocacy for Prevention People (Anna Marie Dufault & Lisa Stewart)
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Lunch & Keynote (Provided)
12:10 pm: Opioid State Campaign Announcement (Billy Reamer)
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm: Staci Hoff - Marijuana and Driving: Early Experiences from WA State
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Adult Keynote: Jason Kilmer -
When An Ounce of Prevention is Worth Even More than a Pound:
Overlapping Health Issues and How Prevention with One Pays Dividends With The Other
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Break
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Adult Workshops Session II:
B1: Drug Free Communities Program (Greg Grass)
B2: A Discussion of Prevention Ethics in the Legal Era – Unpacking the Gray (Derek Franklin & Liz Wilhelm)
B3: Forefront in the Schools: A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention
(Harry Brown & Shira Rosen)
B4: Suicide and Substance Use (Shannon Bailie)
B5: The Military, Its Culture, Its Family (Janis Clark)
B6: Findings from the 2nd Required Report on the Evaluation and Benefit-Cost Analysis of I-502s (Adam Darnell)
B7: Starts with One - Washington Opioid Awareness Campaign (Michelle Hege & Hayley Graham)
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Break
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Adult Workshops Session III:
C1: Social Justice: Head, Heart, and Community (Vaughnetta Barton)
C2: Power of the Partnership: ESD's, CPWI and other PX Partners (Anna Marie Dufault)
C3: Mentoring in the 21st Century (Pamila Gant)
C4: DBHR – Minerva: Planning for Data Entry (Seth W. Greenfest)
C5: How to Become a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP) [You Can Do It!] (Jackie Berganio, Gunthild Sondhi, & Erin James)
C6: Defining and Using Evidence-based Programs, Practices and Strategies for Community-based Prevention
(Julia Havens & Angie Funaiole )
C7: Starts with One - Washington Opioid Awareness Campaign (Michelle Hege & Hayley Graham)
5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Break
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.Awards Ceremony & Banquet Dinner (Provided)
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Evening Activities
Soiree sponsored by Washington State Department of Health

Adult Schedule | Saturday, November 4, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.WASAVP Meeting
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Registration & Breakfast (Provided)
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.Break
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Adult Keynote: Jeremy Goldbach - The Grand Challenge of Addressing Social Stigma: Opportunities for Prevention with Marginalized Youth
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Break
9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Adult Workshop Session IV:
D1: Special Considerations for Prevention with LGBTQ Youth (Jeremy Goldbach)
D2: Healthy Native Youth: Sharing Engaging, Culturally-Relevant Health Curricula for Native Youth (Colbie Caughlan)
D3: What is Mentoring in Washington? How Can You Start a Program or Embed Practices? (Janet Heubach)
D4: Problem Gambling – From Prevention to Recovery (Elizabeth Glavish & Jim Leingang)
D5: Effective Community Coalition and Tribal Parnerships Begin with ABC and End with XYZ (Ladonna Boyd-Bluff & Carrie McKinley)
D6: Drug Diversion: What it Means and How to Prevent It (Ricardo Quintero)
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunch & Closing Keynote: Ty Sells - Power of Acceptance