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2019 Knox Addiction Conference

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University

800 Martinsburg Rd

The Chapel

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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The Knox Addiction Conference is hosted by the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT). This conference offers a number of different professional development tracks and opportunities for continuing education credits. The presentations are also open to the general public and will give information on what is being done to address drug abuse in our community and immediate ways that each one of us can get involved in supporting people in recovery and strengthening the community. You are part of the solution! This is an excellent opportunity for the community as a whole to examine their different strengths and talents and help reduce stigma as we learn about how addiction, treatment, and recovery impact every life in our community.

Registration for all attendees is required. Lunch, and all conference materials are included in your registration fee. Materials can only be guaranteed for attendees who register by July 15th, but registrations will be accepted up until August 2, 2019. Lunch is going to be provided cafeteria style and will have options for those with special dietary needs. Registration will begin at 7 am both days in the lobby of the Chapel.

Details on speakers and presentations will be updated as we get closer to the conference. Some of the topics we will be covering in this conference are:

  • Needle exchange programs
  • Programs that support foster parents
  • Senate Bill 66
  • ARMOR Court
  • Recovery Housing

After last year's success, we are happy to be offering a student track again this year. This is free to high school students 18 and under. We have some wonderful speakers lined up and lunch will be included.

Cancellations: Full refunds for cancellations are available until July 15, 2019. Contact the conference at ksaatevents@gmail.com


Day 1- Aug 6th

8:00am-8:15am Welcome KSAAT Adult Committee

8:15am- 9:15

· KEYNOTE- Understanding Addiction: Squirrel Logic

Brad Lander, PhD, LICDC-CS, Clinical Psychologist

When we become frustrated with alcoholics and addicts the problem is not them, it is us. It is our expectations of what we believe they should be able to do that causes us grief. It feels like we are dealing with squirrels! But what should we expect from a person with a “chronic brain disease”? Using a mood-altering drug over time creates fundamental changes to the brain that lead to compulsive and self-destructive behavior. This workshop looks at the effects of alcohol and drugs on the brain, what addiction is physiologically and psychologically, and how we treat addiction.

9:15am- 10:00 Refreshments/ Vendors

Session 1- 10:00am- 11:15pm

· Adolescents: Not Just Small Adults, Brad Lander, PhD, LICDC-CS, Clinical Psychologist

This presentation will review of current incidence and pattern of AOD use by adolescents in Ohio and nationally, Changes in adolescent AOD usage over the past thirty years, consequences of AOD use on brain development, validated prevention and reduction strategies, and considerations in treating adolescent substance abuse that differ from adult treatment.

· Peer Support Panel, Moderated by Rhonda Gibson, Executive Director

This panel with show the positive role Peers provide in the recovery process by sharing their lived experiences and knowledge. By allowing the peer a voice in their own recovery process, the Peer Supporter alongside the person drive the process to help each individual live their best life based on SAMSHA’s 8 dimensions of wellness.

· ARMOR Court, Judge Richard Wetzel


Lunch- 11:30am- 1:00pm


Session 2- 1:15pm- 2:30pm

· Hidden in Plain Sight, Andrea Rees, Debbie Ruggles, KSAAT

Hidden in Plain Sight is an awareness program for parents. It’s designed to educate them on things that they may find in their child’s room, book bag or car. They may think that the item is innocent or just a regular item such as a Pringle’s can, but the item may indicate that their child is involved in some risky behavior. This is an interactive exhibit, resembling a teen's bedroom with more than 100 items that could indicate dangerous or risky behavior related to alcohol and drug abuse.

· Restoring Offenders to Productive Citizenship – Review of Ohio Legislation, Chip McConville, Knox County Prosecutor

Criminal Justice Reform advocates on both sides of the political spectrum have been introducing legislation aimed at restoring low-level offender to productive citizenship more quickly. Expanded expungement and changes to probation programs are among the changes recently made by the Ohio General Assembly. This presentation will focus on recently-enacted and pending legislation that aims to streamline re-integration of low-level drug offenders.

· Neonatal Care and Addiction, Dr. Barry Halpern

Session 3- 2:45pm- 4:00pm

· Syringe Services and Harm Reduction Programming in Ohio, Rick Barclay, Safe Point Program Manager

Better meet the needs of those in the initial Stages of Change (versus the Action, Maintenance, etc. stages), and improve the quality of care one receives within a more expansive healthcare context, which improves the likelihood that PWIDs will seek out these services prior to needing emergency care.

· Resources 101

This panel will include representatives from Behavioral Healthcare Partners, Knox County Jobs and Family Services, Knox County's Federally Qualified Health Center, the Freedom Center, Main Place, Riverside Recovery, Pathway's 211, and the Health Department. This will be more of a resource fair than a session. You will have the opportunity to meet with a representative of the agencies to learn about their programming and how to access services.

· Hidden in Plain Sight, Andrea Rees, Debbie Ruggles, KSAAT

Hidden in Plain Sight is an awareness program for parents. It’s designed to educate them on things that they may find in their child’s room, book bag or car. They may think that the item is innocent or just a regular item such as a Pringle’s can, but the item may indicate that their child is involved in some risky behavior. This is an interactive exhibit, resembling a teen's bedroom with more than 100 items that could indicate dangerous or risky behavior related to alcohol and drug abuse.

Day 2- Aug 7th

8:00am-8:15am Welcome KSAAT Adult Committee

8:15am- 9:15am KEYNOTE Dr. Sturmi- Meth Addiction

9:15am- 10:00 Refreshments/ Vendors


Session 1- 10:00am- 11:15pm

· Stages of Change: A Nonlinear Journey, Alan Warner, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

This presentation will provide a background and overview of the Stages of Change Model developed by Prochaska and DiClemente in the late 1970s and specific stage based interventions.

· Knox Works, Dan Humphrey, Jessica Reynolds, Executive Director

· Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14, Dr. Catherine Hockaday


Lunch- 11:30am- 1:00pm

Session 2- 1:15pm- 2:30pm

· Medical Marijuana 101, Nancy V. Rodway MD MPH FACOEM FASCP FCAP

An objective summary of the history, physiology and safety of cannabis and the current state of Medical Marijuana in Ohio. This session will discuss the physiology of marijuana, the difference between marijuana and CBD, the Ohio law and local availability, marijuana and children, marijuana and addiction and, finally, marijuana and safety.

· Resources 101

This panel will include representatives from Behavioral Healthcare Partners, Knox County Jobs and Family Services, Knox County's Federally Qualified Health Center, the Freedom Center, Main Place, Riverside Recovery, Pathway's 211, and the Health Department. This will be more of a resource fair than a session. You will have the opportunity to meet with a representative of the agencies to learn about their programming and how to access services.


Session 3- 2:45pm- 4:00pm

· Recovery Housing as a Foundation of Recovery. Moderator: Amy Smart, Executive Director of Riverside Recovery

This presentation will provide an overview of the research showing that recovery housing helps improve addiction recovery outcomes. It will review key principles of supported recovery housing. There will be a panel discussion from men and women who have completed recovery housing and where they are now, they will discuss barriers they encountered prior to recovery housing and how recovery housing helped them break down those barriers. The presentation will provide examples of how provider organizations, direct service staff, family members and unhoused individuals can become advocates for housing resources.

· New Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age, John M Ellis LISW-S, LICDC-CS, Professor of Instruction and Addictions Curriculum Coordinator

Advances in technology and the availability/access to the Web are impacting how behavioral health professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care. In addition, these changes affect ethical issues like therapist self-disclosure, boundary crossings and boundary violations, confidentiality, and informed consent. In 2014 behavioral health professionals face a myriad of new ethical dilemmas, with little guidance from ethical codes that do not address these emerging issues. This presentation will review the current literature regarding new ethical dilemmas related to technology and the Web, and provide guidance and recommendations for behavioral health professionals.

· Issues in Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Law, Dennis Harrington, Managing Attorney

This session will provide an overview of the Ohio Landlord/tenant act and the state and federal fair housing statutes specifically focusing on those with substance abuse histories.


After Hours Meet and Greet 4:30 Maurice Clarett, former Ohio State Football Player




FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No ID is required, however, students must attend the Student Track.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

Can I get a certificate of attendance at the community price?

No, Certificates are only issued at the CEU price. We want to remove as many barriers as possible for community members to learn about what's happening right here and in the medical field, however, if you are a professional who will need a certificate of attendance you will need to register at the CEU price.

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds for cancellations are available until July 15, 2019. Contact the conference at ksaatevents@gmail.com


The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

No, this conference offers professional development and continuing education credits. The name on the registration must match the registrant.


What continuing education credits have been applied for?

Continuing Education Credits will be applied for from the following boards:

  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Board
  • The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • The State Medical Board
  • Safety Council External Training Credit applicable to rebate eligibility.

Teachers can receive CEH Certificates after the conference.


If you have questions about the CEUs being offered please email the conference at ksaatevents@gmail.com

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800 Martinsburg Rd

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Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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