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2020 Ohio Prevention Conference

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Reframing Prevention: An introduction to evidence-based communications

Monday, June 29, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Clara Gibbons, FrameWorks Institute

Clara Gibbons, with Frameworks, will introduce strategic framing as a tool to explain what prevention is, why it matters, and how it works. We will discuss some of the challenges you are likely to face in communicating about public health and prevention, and offer first steps to addressing these challenges.

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Academic Outcomes, Blackouts, and Cognitive Effects: Going Beyond The ABCs of Alcohol’s Effects and Exploring Evidence-Based Prevention/Intervention Opportunities

Monday, June 29, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Jason Kilmer, PhD, University of Washington

Jason Kilmer, with University of Washington, will discuss alcohol use by adolescents, college students, and young adults can be associated with a range of unwanted effects, however, there are a number of prevention and intervention successes in the scientific literature.  In this webinar, we will review select scientific findings related to alcohol use and possible harms, and discuss evidence-based strategies for reducing use and misuse.

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Fostering Emotional and Behavioral Health for Children

Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Kelly Kelleher, M.D., M.P.H., Nationwide Children's Hospital

Kelly Kelleher, with Nationwide Children's Hospital, will address a new report from the National Academy of Medicine that calls for the creation of a broad-based effort to improve the mental, emotional, and behavioral health for children and youth, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The initiative would build awareness of the social and economic gains associated with healthy child development and engage multiple sectors of society in working toward that goal. Achieving meaningful improvements will require a comprehensive, integrated approach that takes advantage of the full range of research findings about salient influences, effective strategies, and what is required for their successful implementation.

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Screen Time: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Tuesday, June 30, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Mary Fristad, PhD, The Ohio State University

Mary Fristad, with The Ohio State University, will show recognition to the rates of anxiety and depression in adolescents and help attendees know the trends in social media usage for adolescents. This presentation will also state the high risk group for us of social media in adolescents and list protective steps adolescents and their families can take to reduce negative impact of social media.

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The Role of Preventionists in Accelerating Health Equity and Communities of

Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Sheila Savannah, The Prevention Institute

Sheila Savanna, with The Prevention Institute, will introduce the Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience framework as a lens to understand community-level trauma, focusing on its application in preventing and addressing substance misuse and mental health crisis. The session will outline skills needed for a prevention workforce prepared to accelerate equity, justice and community-trauma informed approaches within communities that are most impacted.

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Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio: How We All Play a Role

Wednesday, July 1, 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Tony Coder, Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation

Tony Coder, with Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, will be a deep dive into the January 1,2020 – December 31,2023 Suicide Prevention Plan for Ohio. Participants will learn about the 5 priority strategies and their objectives in addition to receiving an update on the progress made in the first few months of implementation. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with an executive summary of the plan to take home to their communities and information on how the plan can be
implemented at the local level.

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