Preventing Substance Use Disorders Among College and "Non-College" 18- to 25-Year-Olds: Young Adults in the Workplace

SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) presents:

Preventing Substance Use Disorders Among College and "Non-College" 18- to 25-Year-Olds: Young Adults in the Workplace

When

Date: July 15, 2015

Time: 12 – 1:30 PM

Registration

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Audience

State-, tribe-, and jurisdiction-level SAMHSA substance use disorder prevention grantees and their sub-recipient communities, National Prevention Network representatives, Single State Agency representatives, and Project Directors; training and technical assistance providers and community-level prevention practitioners; and SAMHSA staff and Fellows.

Description

Young adults not attending college exhibit some of the highest rates of substance use disorders in the country. Though workplace-related collaborations have been shown to play an important role in reaching and engaging this group in prevention efforts, practitioners face unique challenges bringing employers to the prevention table. During this webinar SAMHSA's CAPT, together with representatives from the SAMHSA/CSAP Division of Workplace Programs' (DWP) Prevention of Prescription Drugs in the Workplace Technical Assistance Center and past DWP Young Adult in the Workplace grantees and contractors, will explore these challenges and discuss some of the evidence-based and innovative collaborative approaches to overcoming them. 

Presenters

Chuck Klevgaard, B.S.W., C.P.S., currently oversees the CAPT's Central Resource Team and delivers services to 10 states and five tribes. He was a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education's Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Violence Prevention; and has moderated numerous webinars on preventing binge drinking among adolescents, young adults, and college populations. 

Ted R. Miller, Ph.D. is principal investigator for SAMHSA's Prevention of Prescription Drugs in the Workplace Technical Assistance Center, and director of the Public Services Research Institute at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. He has 18 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating workplace substance use disorder prevention and early intervention programs. 

Panel Members

Deborah Galvin, Ph.D. is a principal social scientist with SAMHSA's Division of Workplace Programs. She has led a broad portfolio of SAMHSA work related to the prevention of substance use disorders and related concerns, notably SAMHSA's Youth in the Workplace demonstration program, and leads SAMHSA's Preventing Prescription Misuse in the Workplace Technical Assistance Center.

Joel Bennett, Ph.D. is President of Organizational Wellness & Learning Systems (OWLS), a consulting firm that specializes in evidence-based wellness and e-learning technologies to promote organizational health and employee well-being. In addition, Dr. Bennett co-authored the book "Preventing Workplace Substance Abuse: Beyond Drug Testing to Wellness." 

Eric Goplerud, Ph.D. is a senior vice president and director of the Public Health Research Department at National Opinion Research Corporation. Dr. Goplerud has directed major programs to integrate behavioral health into acute and primary care settings, and has led efforts to improve the ability of a managed behavioral health plan to serve young workers, and to train military health and behavioral health professionals to screen and treat primarily young military personnel with risky alcohol use behaviors. 

Rebekah Hersch, Ph.D. is a senior research scientist and senior vice president at ISA Associates and has been conducting workplace-based health promotion and substance use disorder prevention research and development for over 25 years. Dr. Hersch's current research focuses on the application of multimedia technology and health behavior change theory and science to address behavioral health problems, including a Young Adults in the Workplace project that tested the effectiveness of a health promotion and substance use disorder prevention program for young working adults. 

Georgia Karuntzos, Ph.D. is a senior scientist at RTI International. Her research experience encompasses more than 20 years serving as project director and senior advisor on several substance use disorder evaluation studies. Dr. Karuntzos supports SAMHSA's Prevention of Prescription Drugs in the Workplace Technical Assistance Center and led SAMHSA's Young Adult in the Workplace cross-site evaluation. 

Certificates of Attendance

Following this webinar, registered participants may request a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours (per session). To request a certificate, contact Molly Ferguson, National and Cohort-Based Services Manager for SAMHSA's CAPT, mferguson@edc.org.

We invite participants to submit these certificates to the substance abuse prevention credentialing board in their state, tribe, or jurisdiction; however, it is up to the individual credentialing board to determine if these hours are acceptable for professional credentialing or re-certification. 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Molly Ferguson, National and Cohort-Based Services Manager for SAMHSA's CAPT, mferguson@edc.org. If you have technical difficulties, questions, or comments prior to or during the event, please contact our tech team at CAPTevents@edc.org. Please put the event date in the subject of your email so that we can better respond to your inquiry.

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