|Alcohol, Substance Abuse Summit continues|
The North Dakota Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is sponsoring the 2006 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Summit Sept. 12 and 13, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. The theme is "Body, Mind and Spirit: Staying Fit in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Service Delivery."
Throughout the two-day summit, participants will learn new strategies, tools, processes and programs that can address the prevention and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse in our communities. Nearly 350 participants from North Dakota and the surrounding area are expected to attend.
The conference features experts from across the nation on the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse:
Tuesday, Sept. 12, speakers are:
* Robin Silverman, nationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant, will demonstrate the link between body and mind and explain how to maximize energy and eliminate stress in daily life.
* Kevin Thompson, a professor of criminal justice and department head of criminal justice and political science at North Dakota State University, will discuss high risk drinking among college students and provides strategies for prevention.
Wednesday, Sept. 13:
* Alan Berkowitz, an independent consultant who helps institutions design programs that address health and social justice issues, will review the reasons for bystander behavior within health and social problems and provide guidelines on how to act on concern and reach out to victims of sexual and other abuse. Berkowitz will present the keynote session Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
* Tamara Hall, a well-known seminar presenter, will present guidelines on how to stay focused and successful at both work and home while maintaining a sense of humor in today's hectic lifestyle. She will speak Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Licensed addiction and professional counselors, social workers, safe/drug free school coordinators, healthcare providers, psychologists, psychiatrists, prevention coordinators, educators, social service and public health professionals, criminal/juvenile justice workers, school administrators, addiction nurses, clergy, and students will participate in this event.
The N.D. Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services funds the conference as an annual training event. The UND Office of Conference Services coordinates the conference. For a complete conference schedule, visit www.conted.und.edu/summit .
Onsite conference contact: Robyn von Ruden, conference coordinator, Conference Services, Cell number: 701-739-2486, or
Best Western Ramkota Conference registration desk, 701-258-7700. -- Division of Continuing Education