Registrations are still being accepted for Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute summer school, Monday through July 12 at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.
The program is designed to address the changing needs of today’s youth and families. Presentations will include the latest information on treatment for young children, improving school-based programs, working with adolescents, sexual abuse intervention, improving cultural competency, adult recovery strategies, anger and violence, building resiliency in children, and other topics.
The summer school is designed especially for teachers and administrators, guidance counselors, social workers, community mental health workers, clergy, child-protection services workers, psychologists, alcohol and drug counselors, family therapists, juvenile justice workers and health care professionals.
David Mineta, the White House deputy director of Demand Reduction for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will be part of this year’s summer school. He will join the “Take a Stand Against Drugs” panel discussion on Wednesday with Indiana County law enforcement and health professionals.
In addition to daylong sessions presented by more than 20 professionals in fields related to addiction, recovery and related issues, there will be two evening presentations: one by Bryn Hogan, executive director of the Autism Treatment Center of America, home of the Son-Rise program, and a presentation and exhibition by photojournalist Chris Arnade, who documents the life of marginalized people in New York City.
Hogan and Arnade also will offer presentations specially geared to conference participants during the summer school.
The program opens with a day of presentations by Carl Sullivan, professor and vice chairman of the department of behavioral medicine and psychiatry and director of addiction services at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Programs offered throughout remainder of the conference include:
• “Ready, Set, Go! Training Toolkit for Working With Military Students and Families,”
• “Resiliency in Extreme Poverty,”
• “The Gold Print — a MANual to Success: Working With Adolescents From High-Risk Environments,”
• “Beyond Bullying: Civil and Criminal Law Implications,”
• “Ethical Practice in the Age of Multiculturalism,”
• “Working With Adolescents From High-Risk Environments in the School Setting.”
The summer school closes with presentations from Karen Vadino, a motivational speaker, humorist, trainer and consultant from Youngstown, Ohio, who will present “Me First — Then You: A Workshop About Wellness.”
Registration, which includes four lunches, is $425 per person. Housing opportunities on campus are available for $182.50, as are breakfast and dinner meal options. To register, call IUP Conference Services at (724) 357-2227.
The schedule of events, presenter biographies and registration materials are available at www.iup.edu/ marti/conference.