Substance Use Disorder Statewide Conference

California Department of Health Care Services
August 21, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd. Garden Grove, California

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Statewide Conference is an opportunity to network and learn about the important issues and trends affecting SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery. The conference program balances valuable workshops and sessions for county leaders, SUD treatment providers, counselors, prevention groups, SUD researchers and academics, SUD policymakers and advocates, community organizations, and those in recovery.

See the presentations given by Ventura County Behavioral Health staff and contract providers.

Meet Them Where They Are: The Secret to Changing Youth Behavior
Jonah Ansell, CEO, JAMS Productions

There is the message we seek to convey. Then there are the ears willing to listen. You're invited on a multimedia journey through some of SoCal's leading health prevention programs. Learn how to strategically engage millennials. From vaping, to cannabis to DUI prevention, learn how the Ventura County Office of Education, Ventura County Behavioral Health and the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) are each bringing to life creative prevention programs that measurably change behavior. A high-energy, interactive, and illuminating showcase of best practices.


Rae Hanstad, Prevention Policy Consultant, Ventura County Behavioral Health, ADP Prevention Services; Simon Dixon, CEO, Idea Engineering

As marijuana use, availability and acceptability are increasing across California, MARIJUANA FACTCHECK provides science-centered, health-oriented prevention messaging to parents and caregivers of young teens. This fact-based informational campaign, accessed at websites in English and in Spanish, offers up-to-date resources that youth-involved adults can rely upon to stay informed on emerging topics and potential impacts. MARIJUANA FACTCHECK provides a model for public discourse and social change using relatable and understandable information. Learn how to leverage marijuana prevention resources to improve youth health and safety.
TAGS: Youth, Parents, Young Women, College, State of California
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