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Understanding Substance Abuse Conference

Substance Abuse continues to grow in the US. Come and join us in a one day event to find out how it's becoming a serious threat to our families, coworkers and community.

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Understanding Substance Abuse Conference

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - CVCC Tarlton Complex

Due to the alarming increase of substance abuse in the Catawba County area, CVCC will be hosting a workshop for all teachers and counselors to learn more about this critical issue. Designed for educators, employers, and counselors, it will also be open to the public, especially those whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse. A variety of speakers will be presenting information regarding understanding addiction, preventing addiction, recovering from addiction, as well as the consequences of addiction. Speakers will include law enforcement personnel, medical and legal personnel, substance abuse counselors and experts, and a variety of resources will be available. Lunch is included and this workshop is free of charge; however, registration is required.

If you have a disability and need accommodations, please contact Frank Pait, CVCC Counselor for Students with Disabilities at (828) 327-7000, ext. 4222 or at accommodations@cvcc.edu at least 72 hours in advance to allow time to arrange the services.

Contact Cheri Toney at ctoney@cvcc.edu or (828) 327-7000, ext. 4320 for additional information.

This program is made possible by Catawba Valley Community College and CVCC Foundation, Inc.

Registration

Registration required by March 14, 2018. Please register with Eventbright.

Important Information:
If you are an educator, a counselor, or a daycare provider who needs CEU credentials, please use the Instant Online Enrollment form to register.

Itinerary

  • 8:30 AM
    • Check-in
    • Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Welcome
    • Introduction of Keynote Speaker
  • 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    • Transition
  • 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Breakout 1 - Choose one class from the table below.
Breakout 1 Classes
Class Location Instructor
Understanding Addiction 1 Tarlton Complex 076 David Zealy
Understanding Addiction 2 Tarlton Complex 086 Tara Hedrick or Steven McAlister
Recognizing Addiction CAD 345 Ashley Brown, Clyde Deal, and Donna Carver - Law Enforcement
Recovering for Addiction CAD 582 Dr. Lynn or Olive Branch Ministries
Children and Addiction CAD 444 Dr. Debra Byrd

 

  • 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Transition to Lunch
  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
  • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Breakout 2 - Choose one class from the table below.
Breakout 2 Classes
Class Location Instructor
Understanding Addiction 1 Tarlton Complex 076 David Zealy
Understanding Addiction 2 Tarlton Complex 086 Tara Hedrick or Steven McAlister
Recognizing Addiction CAD 345 Ashley Brown, Clyde Deal, and Donna Carver - Law Enforcement
Recovering for Addiction CAD 582 Dr. Lynn or Olive Branch Ministries
Children and Addiction CAD 444 Dr. Debra Byrd

 

  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wrap-up - Amber Delvecchio, Maddie's mother
    • Evaluations

Panel

Reed Baer, Major Hickory PD
Sherry Elliot, Judge
Juvenile Court
Michelle and Colin, Olive Branch Ministries
Ashley Brown, NICU nurse