Addiction Prevention – On the Bright Side
|Date:||December 14, 2016|
|Time:||9:00 am – 3:30 pm|
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
Who should attend
All Teachers, Administrators, District Leaders, Educational Assistants, Parents, Counselors, Social Workers, Therapists and everyone helping to promote mental wellness, social-emotional learning and healthy relationships in children.
About this learning opportunity
Understanding addiction prevention requires moving beyond the negative impacts of addiction and shifting our focus to the positives, like asset building and supportive environments. Come learn about the bright side of addiction prevention where we will explore and discuss together:
- The ways in which substance use impacts the health and well-being of students and the whole-school community
- How addiction prevention relates to your work
- What works - best practices resources and strategies
By the end of the session, you will:
- Have an understanding of what addiction prevention is and how it works
- Have confidence in your ability to contribute to addiction prevention at your school
- Be aware of practical strategies you can implement at your school
This learning opportunity is being provided through a grant from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Mae Kroeis is a program consultant with the Addiction Prevention Unit at Alberta Health Services. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health, specializing in Health Promotion and has worked in the field of Addiction and Mental Health for 10 years.
Z’Anne Harvey-Jansen is a program consultant with AHS’s Provincial Addiction Prevention team. She has 10 years experience in the delivery of addiction prevention and mental wellness programming in the Edmonton area. Prior to that, she was a senior researcher for AADAC. Z’Anne has her Bachelor of Science (Honours Psychology) and Masters of Science (Family Life Education) from the University of Alberta.