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Pre-Conference Workshop: Prevention

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Start Date Sunday, September 15, 2019
Event Times 1:00pm-4:00pm
TCF Center, formerly Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd. / Detroit, MI 48226
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Event Details Pre-Conference Registration is now closed. There will be limited spots for walkins onsite.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Prevention
- Qualifies for 3 Specific MCBAP Education Contact Hours
- Qualifies for 3 CE hours for Social Work

Part 1: Targeting Marijuana Messaging to Those At-Risk
- Jeff Jordan, President & Executive Creative Director, Rescue | The Behavior Change Agency
Not all teens are at equal risk of marijuana use. While many factors contribute to their risk of current and future use, one of the strongest predictors is current peer group use. Teens with friends who use are more likely to use marijuana than those without friends to use. While there are thousands of peer groups in a single community, public health practitioners can use the latest peer crowd science to organize peer groups and teen subcultures to identify those at risk. These insights not only help practitioners identify who their programs should prioritize, but also helps them develop messages that appeal to the interests and lifestyles of those most at-risk. This helps practitioners avoid programs that simply "preach to the choir." This session will focus on how to identify teens that are at increased risk and then tailor messages and target media to reach them including formative research, message/program development, and program implementation through media, social media, digital, and community outreach. Participants will be able to: 1. Analyze the peer crowds that increase and/or decrease marijuana use risk among teens. 2. Review the norms and interests of high-risk peer crowd. 3. Discuss strategies to develop marijuana prevention messages for teens within high-risk peer crowds.

Part 2: Adolescent and Emerging Adult Marijuana Use in the Midst of Policy and Social Change
- Renee M. Johnson, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
This presentation will include a comprehensive summary of adolescent and emerging adult marijuana use in the midst of policy change. The initial sections cover: (1) US marijuana policy throughout the 1900s and include a description of medical marijuana laws (MMLs), recreational marijuana laws (RMLs), and decriminalization laws, (2) trends in use of marijuana and other substances since the 1970s, (3) what is known about changes in marijuana use in association with MMLs and RMLs, and (4) emerging issues in prevention, within an ecological-developmental framework. The presentation will provide audience members an opportunity to gain an understanding of the major databases used to examine changes in marijuana use and also to consider relevant theoretical perspectives including gateway theory, reverse gateway theory, emerging adulthood theory, and slow development theory. Participants will be able to: 1. Describe the history of US marijuana policy from 1900 through to the present day. 2. Characterize patterns of marijuana use among emerging adults and adolescents from the 1970s to today. 3. Summarize the impact of recent changes in marijuana policy on adolescent and emerging adult substance use. 4. Explain key theoretical perspectives relevant to research and practice in the area of adolescent and emerging adult marijuana use.

You must attend all 3 hours (Part 1 & 2) to receive continuing education credits.

Questions? Please contact Alexandra Risher at arisher@cmham.org
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 3 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.

Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHAM maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 3 specific contact hours. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the training brochure containing the descriptions along with their attendance record form.

Certificate Awarded: This year a conference app will be utilized to track and receive continuing education credit and certificates at the conference. There will be no printed handouts as everything will be accessible from the app. More information on how to use this new and exciting feature of the conference will be available shortly!

Certificate Issued By: Christina Ward, Administrative Executive; cward@cmham.org; 517-374-6848
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor. If you have any issues with the way in which this conference was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHAM at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.

*National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over 5-minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your CEUs for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHAM must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide CEUs in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are permitted at any time. No-shows will be billed at the full conference rate. Cancellations must be received in writing to arisher@cmham.org at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the conference, no refund will be given.
Grant Funding/Sponsors This event is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Administration, Office of Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, and facilitated by the Community Mental Health Association.

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