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Coalitions Rising: Policies & Practices for Better Prevention


February 15, 2018


This two-day event celebrates the efforts of coalitions as they find solutions and voices to address the public health challenges facing us today. A mix of policy review, investigative panel conversations, educational workshops, and advocacy,Coalitions Risingwill bring community members and leaders into a space for problem solving and idea exchange. Visit theregistration pagefor FAQs and other valuable information. Continue reading for:


  • A sampling of keynote and workshop descriptions
  • Agenda At-A-Glance
  • How to sign up for Legislative Day onWednesday, March 21st!


Our Hypothesis:

Grassroots Efforts Can Change Everything



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A discounted room rate has been secured for attendees of Coalitions Rising.Please click here toreserve your hotel room. Don't wait, the reserved rate will end February 24!



Community Approaches to the Heroin Crisis


Monday, March 19th, 9:00 AM


Presented by respected coalition leader, and CADCA Trainer, Dorothy Chaney.


Drug overdose deaths are at epidemic levels in the United States, with opioid misuse and abuse—including the use of prescription pain relievers and heroin—driving these increases. This issue often takes coalitions into areas beyond prevention, to look at harm reduction and overdose prevention and more. This session will take a look at the “pillars” approach to addressing the opioid epidemic, providing historical context of how the pillars approach evolved. The session will highlight the Waukesha County Heroin and Other Illicit Drug Task Force, which has been utilizing the pillars approach to unite the county in coordinating efforts to tackle the many aspects of the opiate epidemic. 


Ethics for the Prevention Professionals


Trainer: Krysta Bennett, OCPS

Cost: $50.00

Date:Tuesday, March 20th

Run Time:9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

6.0 CEUs


This is anoptional add-onfor attendees of the conference. Max: 25 participants.


As a prevention professional, you regularly face situations that involve ethics. In some of these situations you may not be aware of your ethical responsibility or know how to respond ethically. This training is designed to help you make ethical choices in your work every day. This training will cover the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics, illustrated by realistic examples designed to enhance your understanding of each principle.


This SIX hour ethics training will cover renewal OCPS and OCPC requirements as well as meet the requirements for anyone seeking their OCPSA.



What participants say about Krysta:


"Her training style is very very relatable!"


"Krysta is an excellent trainer! Very engaging and knowledgeable."



Prevention in the Era of Medical Marijuana

Tuesday, March 20th, 3:00 PM


As change sweeps the nation, and changes the Ohio landscape, prevention specialists and coalitions need to find ways to carry a prevention message forward.


Join Marcie Seidel, Executive Director of Prevention Action Alliance, for a conversation about policy, prevention, and the way forward. Featuring members of Ohio's Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.



Agenda At-A-Glance


Monday, March 19th


7:30Registration Opens

8:30Opening Ceremony


10:45Breakout Sessions

12:15Networking Lunch

1:30Breakout Sessions

3:00Topic:Prevention Works



Ohio MAT Granteeswill meet from1:30-4:30 PMin a closed technical assistance session.

Tuesday, March 20th


7:30Registration Opens

8:30State of the State

9:00Topic:Alcohol Trends

10:45Breakout Sessions

12:15Networking Lunch

1:30Breakout Sessions

3:00Topic:Medical Marijuana



Ethics for the Prevention Professionalwill meet from9:00 - 4:30 PMin a closed session. Attendees will join the conference attendees for lunch.

Wednesday, March 21st



The Statewide Prevention Coalition Association (SPCA) and Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network (OYLPN) are joining forces to host a Legislative Day.


We anticipate providing shuttle service downtown,pending participation numbers.


Please RSVP with your intent to participate byWednesday, February 28th, so that PAA can assist in scheduling appointments and communicating logistics!