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Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference 2014

Sep 24, 2014

The Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference continues to be the premier educational and networking event in the Mountain West. You are cordially invited to network with your colleagues, as you learn from preeminent national and local leaders in the Substance Abuse field. Choose your learning track, whether it is treatment, justice, prevention or family services. There is something for every professional in the field. The Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference is sponsored by the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. The conference is held at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah in September.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Friday, September 26, 2014

Featured Speakers:

Richard Catalano, Ph.D., Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Director of the Social Development Research Group, School of Social Work, University of Washington

Gabriella Grant, Masters of Arts in Policy Studies, Director, California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care

Tom Hill, MSW, Senior Associate, Altarum Institute

David Hawkins, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Treatment Research Institute

Tom McClellan, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Treatment Research Institute

Click here to register.

For more information, please visit ufsac.org

International FASD Awareness Day

Sep 9, 2014

Please help raise awarenss of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders by gathering with the community to support families and individuals affected by this preventable disorder.

When: September 9, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Utah State Capitol in SLC

Every year on September 9, Internationl FASD Awareness Day is observed in countries, states, provinces, and towns all around the world. Proclamations are issued, words of encouragment are spoken, and the public is educated. Bells ring out at 9:09 a.m. in every time zone from Alaska to New Zealand, while people gather at events designed to raise awarenss about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and the plight of individuals and families who struggle with FASD.

The first FASD Awareness Day was observed on 9/9/99. Every year since, awareness about FASD is raised on the ninth day of the ninth month so that the world will remember that during the nine months of pregnancy a woman should abstain from alcohol. FASD is 100 percent preventable.

Sponsored by the Utah Fetal Alcohol Coalition, utahfetalalcohol.org

City Hall Seminar in West Haven to Discuss the Dangers of Underage Drinking

Aug 16, 2014

ParentsEmpowered campaign discusses the dangers of underage drinking at a seminar hosted by Mayor Sharon Bolos of West Haven.

When: Thursday, August 16

Time: 6:00 PM

Where: City Hall, 4150 S 3900 W

Who: Parents and Teenagers

Click here for more information.

Prevention Week aims to keep kids away from alcohol, drugs

May 27, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - With school wrapping up for many Utah kids, they'll have more time to hang out. One non-profit wants kids to stay away alcohol and other drugs. Studies show that underage drinking can start as early as elementary school. Many parents often have no idea. 

Steve Wright from Parents Empowered talks more about National Prevention Week.

Click here for the full interview.

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