PUBLIC SEMINAR: New Solutions to Drug and Alcohol Prevention in Adolescents


Wed, 12/07/2016    
5:00 pm-7:00 pm


Larrick Center
900 Turpin St, Richmond, VA , 23219

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This event is sponsored and hosted by Beacon Tree Foundation, VCU Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies.


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We have the opportunity to make Virginia the first state in the US to pilot this evidence-based drug prevention program featured in this New York Times article, The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction.

The program, called Preventure, has successfully reduce drug and alcohol abuse in schools by 30-80% at two year follow up in countries outside the US including Canada and Australia.

The Preventure Program, originally developed by Dr. Patricia Conrod, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal, identifies how a child’s temperament or personality traits drive risk for drug use which can lead to addiction.

Speakers on the brain science behind addiction include:

5:10- Anne Moss Rogers – Emcee-President, Beacon Tree Foundation

5:20 -Linda Hancock, Director, The Wellness Center, VCU
We Can Do Better for Our Youth

5:30- Jasmin Vassileva, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, VCU
Impulsivity: Novel behavioral target for treatment and prevention

5:50- Patricia Conrod, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal, Canada
Preventure: A drug and alcohol prevention program targeting four personality traits associated with risk for substance misuse in adolescents

6:20-6:30- Brittany Anderson, Director of Legislative and Constituent Affairs, Office of the Attorney General, Richmond VA



What things in your home have abuse potential?


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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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