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Annual Prevention Conference


SERAC's Virtual Prevention Conference 2024

Join our virtual Annual Prevention Conference

The Loneliness Epidemic and It's Impact on Behavioral Health

From 9 am to 10 am, this session will look at the causes of loneliness and the effects on our physical and mental well-being. This segment will discuss how we can improve the social health of our communities and individuals. Presenter: Deborah Walker, SERAC

Suicide Safe Messaging Matters

From 10 am to 11 am,  this session, attendees will be provided with the science and research on the impact messaging can have on the topic of suicide as well as the best practices associated with developing a safe message. Participants will learn how to develop and identify safe messages as well as how to advocate for the use of these practices by local media outlets. Presenter: Mark Irons, SERAC

The Evolving World of Gambling & Gaming

From 11 am to 12 pm, this training explores the ever-growing convergence between gambling and gaming and provides professionals with the knowledge on how to appropriately address these topics with clients, youth and the populations they are supporting. We will also discuss how to best help parents, their children and the community develop healthy gaming habits and create a strong balance with their gaming. Presenters: Kaitlin Brown & Val Tebbetts, CCPG

Alcohol & Other Drug Use: Current Trends and Special Populations

From 1 pm to 2 pm, this session provides a quick overview of the most used substances, alcohol, vaping, cannabis and opioids will be provided. The effects of these substance and recent data trends with a look at special populations will be included. Key prevention messages and additional resources for prevention will be shared. Presenters: Lisa Mason & Ken Plourd, TTASC

Where Would You Go? Learn about Resources in our Region

From 2 pm to 3 pm, we will be joined by several of our regional partners to learn about their
organizations and the services they offer the community.

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