Prevention and the Tucson Tragedy:
The mass shooting in Tucson that left six people dead and many more injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, brought significant attention to availability, accessibility and quality of treatment services for serious mental, emotional and behavioral disorders (MEBs) and substance abuse. But what about prevention of MEBs? That question will be answered by a panel of experts, including Ron Prinz, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Parenting & Family Research Center; Beth Walkup, First Lady of Tucson; Pamela Hyde, JD, Administrator of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Nicholas Ialongo, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Dennis Embry, Ph.D., CEO/President, PAXIS Institute in Tucson.
This session will be held June 2, 2011, at 1:15-2:45 PM in Capitol A, Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC.
NCAA, College Athletes and Drinking:
Student-athletes are considered to be at greater risk for abusing alcohol, smokeless tobacco, and performance enhancing drugs as compared to their non-athlete peers. This session will look at current trends in student athlete's drug use, based on data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA); challenges and solutions for prevention; and promising strategies. A panel of experts will look at the limited knowledge about preventing drug use among student athletes and the challenges in working with Athletic Departments. Experts will include: David Wyrick, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Robert Turrisi, Ph.D., Penn State University; Mary Wilfert, Associate Director for Health and Safety, NCAA; and Melodie Fearnow-Kenney, Ph.D., Prevention Strategies.
This session will be held June 1, 2011, 1:15-2:45 PM, Columbia C, Hyatt Regency
Depression Among High School Students:
Adolescent depression is
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Society for Prevention Research