~SESSION FULL~ # 1 Ethics in Prevention~SESSION FULL~
  • Session description: As a prevention professional, you regularly face situations that involve ethics. In some of these situations you may not be aware of your ethical responsibility or know how to respond ethically. This training is designed to help you make ethical choices in your work every day.
  • Speaker(s): Kathy Yokum, OCPC, LPCC-S, has over 20 years of experience in behavioral health serving children and families. She has provided leadership for prevention, early intervention, AOD, and family services programs. She has contributed to the growth and development of prevention programs and treatment services through community involvement, training programs, grants management, community organizing and advocacy. Kathy has a Masters of Education in Community and Agency Counseling from Ohio University. Craig Comedy, OCPC, is the Executive Director of the Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Franklin County, Inc. and has been an UMADAOPFC employee for over twenty years. In addition to working hard to achieve the goals of the UMADAOP federation, he has provided an array of workshops on topics from providing culturally specific services to building effective urban coalitions. He has a BA from Oberlin College in psychology and African-American Studies. Lori Higgins is the CEO at Envision Partnerships in Southwestern Ohio and has been in prevention for 30 years. She has a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication from Ohio University and a Master’s of Education from Xavier University. She was #24 to be certified in Ohio as a Prevention Specialist in 1989. Lori is a national master trainer for SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) and now in Ethics in Prevention. In 2014, she received the ADAPAO Prevention Visionary award.

~SESSION FULL~ #2 FLIP IT! Four Supportive Steps to Help Young Children Learn About Their Feelings, Gain Self Control and Reduce Challenging Behavior ~SESSION FULL~
  • Session description: FLIP IT is a four step process rooted in developing emotional awareness in order to increase emotional control and reduce challenging behaviors in children ages 3- 8. FLIP IT can be used with multiple children at the same time during minor challenges throughout a day or used as targeted intervention.
  • Speaker(s): Kelly Pack, MSW, LISW-S, is employed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Master trainer. Her 25 plus years of experience in the field of community mental health includes case management, counseling, administration, team leadership, teaching and most recently early childhood mental health consultation and training. For the past 10 years she has held an Early Childhood Mental Health credential and has provided training in this area of expertise. Lynn McCasland, B.S., Ed, is a Regional Master Trainer through Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She has more than 35 years of experiences providing early childhood education and community prevention services in early childhood mental health.

~SESSION FULL~ #3 Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals ~SESSION FULL~
  • Session description: Suicidal crises occur without discrimination across age, race, ethnic, gender, education, and economic groups. Attendees will improve in understanding the suicidal mind, increase skill in assessing suicide risk & applying practical strategies for the prevention and management of suicidal behavior.
  • Speaker(s): Dr. Josephine Ridley is a clinical psychologist, manages a partial hospitalization program for the seriously mentally ill at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, is an adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology at Case Western Reserve University, works in private practice with adolescents, adults and geriatric clients, and has conducted workshops for numerous organizations. Dr. Ridley is certified by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center as a Master Trainer of Trainers in AMSR.

~SESSION FULL~ #4 Title of session: A Roadmap for Evidence-Based Interventions: Training Prevention Professionals to Apply Prevention Science Within Communities~SESSION FULL~
  • Session description: Prevention is an increasing priority – in Ohio, the U.S., and worldwide – as elected officials, community leaders, and others recognize that well-designed and delivered evidence-based prevention works. We can maximize this moment in time by ensuring all prevention professionals have a comprehensive, science-based understanding of how and why prevention works. Prepare for a deep dive into prevention science and its application in myriad settings.
  • Speaker(s): Zili Sloboda, Sc.D., President, Applied Prevention Science, Inc. was trained in medical sociology at New York University and in mental health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The majority of her research has been related to the delivery of health-related services to youth and adults and epidemiology. She was a founder of the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) and is well-published in the area of drug abuse epidemiology and substance use prevention. Her major books include the Handbook of Drug Abuse Prevention, the Epidemiology of Drug Abuse, and Defining Prevention Science. She has a long standing commitment to the dissemination of evidence-based programming and the advancement of Translation I and II research through work with SPR and with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to develop international standards for substance use prevention based on research evidence.

#5 Mental Health First Aid
  • Session description: How can you help a person experiencing a panic attack? What would you say to a person you know who says they are thinking of suicide? MHFA teaches the non-mental health professional how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Speaker(s): Dyesha Darby, OCPS I, has been working in the field of prevention since 2011. Dyesha is certified to teach several evidence-based programs including Mental Health First Aid, RRR (Refuse, Remove and Reason) Drug Prevention, Stacked Deck Problem Gambling Prevention, W.I.S.E. (Wellness Initiative Senior Education) and Lifelines Suicide Prevention Programs. Dyesha is a 2016 graduate of the CADCA Coalition Academy. Dyesha graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors in Education. Stephanie Kindle, Prevention Specialist Partnership for Violence Free Families, is a dedicated provider of prevention services to Hardin, Allen, and Auglaize counties of Ohio. She facilitates her skills by implementing the Lifelines suicide prevention program, organizing and co-facilitating youth-led prevention groups, and facilitates and coordinates the three-county service area Mental Health First Aid trainings.

~SESSION FULL~ #6 Youth Mental Health First Aid ~SESSION FULL~
  • Session description: This course is for adults to help understand youth ages 12 – 18. YMHFA reviews the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems and emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.
  • Speaker(s): Donna Dickman, Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I, has been the Director of the Partnership for Violence Free Families in Allen County since 2004. Previously, Dickman worked at the Director of Programming at the Girl Scouts of Appleseed Ridge for eleven years. Dickman is certified to provide training in several evidence- based programs including Mental Health First Aid, ACT: Raising Safe Kids, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Safe Dates Teen Dating Violence Program and Lifelines.

#7 Campus Cents
  • Session description: Campus Cents is an E-based, financial wellness and problem gambling awareness course provided for college students. This 90 minute program covers credit, debt, loans, saving and understanding your style when it comes to money. Participants will learn more about the program and its pilot year.
  • Speaker(s): Krysta Bennett joined Drug Free Action Alliance as a Program Manager in January 2016. Prior to that, she spent many years in the field of prevention, beginning in high school and college. Most recently Krysta worked with Quest Recovery and Prevention Services in Canton, Ohio as the Manager of Prevention and as Co-Chair of the Stark County Anti-Drug Coalition, where she served as a CADCA Ambassador. At DFAA, Krysta manages the Problem Gambling Resource Center and the Parents Who Host program.

#8 SBIRT for Ohio Adolescents
  • Session description: Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment is an evidence-based practice that focuses on identifying, reducing, and preventing substance misuse. This patient-centered public health approach is making its way into Ohio schools, pediatric, and primary offices as a part of routine care.
  • Speaker(s): Ellen Augspurger, MAT, is the Project Director for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Ohio Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Project. She leads Implementation of SBIRT within medical, specialty and other healthcare setting. In the past Ellen, has led trainings in Implementation of SBIRT, Motivational Interviewing, and Brief Intervention throughout Ohio and the country. She is a nationally recognized Motivational Interviewing for SBIRT expert. Joyce Calland, M.A., is the Project Coordinator for the State Youth Treatment Implementation Project at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She focuses on improvements in adolescent and transition-aged youth substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. Previously, she served as a regional coordinator for the Ohio Family and Children First initiative for 17 years. In that role, she consulted with state and local organizations to collaboratively create fiscal and policy solutions to strengthen Ohio’s system of care. She is a current member of the Ohio Help Me Grow Advisory Council. Ms. Calland obtained her Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management degree from The Ohio State University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Leadership from Urbana University and is also a graduate of The Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute. Deb Robison, M.A., is the Supervisor for Family and Student Services with the Norwood Schools. She leads multiple community collaborations including the Norwood Community Coalition and Drug and Alcohol Coalition. She has worked with the Hamilton County Family and Children First Council as the Program Coordinator for the Norwood Children First Plan. Prior experience includes work in foster care, residential treatment and Wraparound services. Deb is a licensed social worker. She received her BA in Psychology and Sociology from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University and her MA in Pastoral Family Studies from Mt. St. Joseph University. Brittany Sandidge serves as the Director of Coalition Programs and Development at Prevention Action Alliance (PAA), formerly known as Drug Free Action Alliance. In her role, she fosters substance abuse prevention efforts by providing training and assistance to community coalitions. She has led community-planning efforts as both a consultant and community volunteer in the states of Virginia and Ohio. Ms. Sandidge has a background in both nonprofit and coalition development, and has represented coalitions nationally at CADCA’s training conferences and SAMHSA’s Town Hall Launch. In 2012, she transitioned into a full-time coalition professional as the Director of Development for the Prevention Council of Roanoke County. In addition, she served as an ambassador for Community Coalitions of Virginia (CCoVA), a statewide prevention coalition, on matters of policy and educational outreach. She joined PAA in 2015 and now coordinates the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association (SPCA) as well as the G.A.P Network, which connects families and support groups affected by overdose loss.

#9 STAR Behavioral Health Tier 1
  • Session description: Tier One introduces military culture, including information about the impact of deployment on families and children.
  • Speaker(s): CPT David I. Kirker, MSW, LISW, is Director of Psychological Health for the Ohio Army National Guard. He conducts crisis interventions and MSE evaluations and consults/educates command on various soldier-related issues.. During OIF/OEF he deployed as Infantry Squad Leader in Alpha Company 1-148. CPT Kirker was convoy escort commander for combat logistical patrols, conducted 15 combat missions, 185 combat patrols and 17,000 combat miles.

~SESSION FULL~ #10 Coalition Building: From Grassroots to Sustainability ~SESSION FULL~
  • Session description: Two skill-building sessions in one! Take a deep dive into developing a collective impact approach through environmental prevention by unpacking how you got to your implementation strategies. Leap forward in your coalition development by building infrastructure to diversify funding streams.
  • Speaker(s): Ms. Mary F. Haag, RN, BSN, OCPC, ICPS, is a registered nurse and certified prevention consultant with over 20 years of achievement in substance abuse prevention, coalition building and non-profit management. Haag currently serves as President/CEO for PreventionFIRST! She is a member of the ADAPAO Prevention Think Tank, Leadership Cincinnati – Class 39, past President of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, and a coach/mentor for the national School for Prevention Leadership. Nicole Schiesler, MEd, CHES, OCPC, is a health educator and prevention consultant with over 17 years of experience in substance abuse prevention. Schiesler currently serves as Director of Coalition Strategies for PreventionFIRST! and oversees the Coalition's three strategic pathways: Prevention Science, Community Engagement, and Prevention Action. She participates on the University of Cincinnati Program Advisory Committee and is co-chair for the statewide Prevention Drug Abuse Action Group.

~SESSION FULL~ #11 Red Flags: Engaging the Whole School Community Creating a Culture of Mental Health ~SESSION FULL~
  • Session description: Red Flags brings the entire school community together in an ongoing process to expand mental health literacy; promote positive mental health habits; and identify, refer, and accommodate students with developing mental health concerns. This training explores some foundational principles for effective school-based prevention and reviews Red Flags materials for school personnel, students in the intermediate grades (5-9) and parents and caregivers.
  • Speaker(s): Penny Frese, Ph.D., Educator, national speaker, producer of Claire's Story and Thick 'n'Thin, and parent in family with lived experience with mental illness.