NYC Underage Drinking Prevention Conference - March 21, 2013

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On Thursday, March 21st
the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services presents a citywide conference to examine the issues of underage drinking and youth substance abuse while highlighting the role of environmental prevention approaches.

Open to prevention professionals, law enforcement officers and community coalition members, the conference will explore the importance of multisystem collaborations especially between prevention and law enforcement professionals and identify tools that can be used to implement environmental prevention strategies.

Guests will also have the opportunity to attend workshops that will provided detailed and hands-on instruction on how to integrate several tools into your core services menu, including:

  • Media/Communication
  • Enforcement Strategies
  • Policy Approaches to Decrease Availability and Youth Alcohol Access
  • The Use of Scientific Knowledge and Experience to Increase Effectiveness of Environmental Prevention
  • Prevention, Law Enforcement & Coalition Successes in New York

Featured Speakers
Arlene González-Sánchez
Commissioner, New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Frances M. Harding
Director, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Harold Holder, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, former Director of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Ken Winters, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Senior Scientist, Treatment Research Institute

Thomas A Workman, Ph.D.
Principal Communication Researcher and Evaluator, Health Program, American Institutes for Research

Robert Pezzolesi, MPH
Founder and President of the New York Center for Alcohol Policy Solutions


 RSVP by March 18, 2013
Space is limited

 Breakfast and Lunch will be served

CPP, CPS & CASAC credentialing available upon completion

This conference is made possible through a partnership between the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service (OASAS) and the Prevention Resource Centers, in collaboration with the NYS Police, NYS Association of Chiefs of Police and NYS Sheriffs' Assoication, Inc. (NYSSA)