Each spring, TOGETHER!, the Thurston County Drug Action Team, and a few partners offer this large conference. Information is shared by law enforcement, prevention experts, health professionals and more on the state of substance abuse in the area. Participants are welcome from around the state.
"Real questions, real solutions. Join the discussion!" This saying holds true for these conferences, and these trainings have garnered rave reviews and demands for repeat performances from nearly all attendees.
The conference has been an annual event since 2010. It is a full day of training with CEUs available. It offers presentations from recognized authorities, success stories, informative breakout sessions, lunch, and often raffle and door prizes.
Speakers and presenters come from the fields of:
Resource tables are available at each conference.
This year's theme will be "Building a Healthier Community Together."
Registration for tickets will open January 1.
Call for Presentations, due by Dec. 1, 2015:
We are looking for presentations highlighting innovation in prevention, treatment, recovery, law and justice sectors, and/or that highlight collaboration across systems to build healthier communities.
To help you as you think about presentations you or your colleagues might offer, here are three questions we're hoping presentations will speak to:
Presentations should focus on current and emerging issues, latest research findings, best and promising practices, cutting-edge programs, successes, lessons learned or problems solved. Presentations will last 70 minutes, including a question-and-answer portion, and should be designed for all levels of experience.
To apply, please email a brief description of the presentation you wish to offer, including a list of presenters. Please also include a brief biography of the presenter(s) and expected outcomes or learning objectives for the session. Proposals can be sent to Tamara Clark at this link.
This was our first year of doing a 2-day conference. The reports we heard about this year's panels were pretty stellar, so thank you to all of our presenters!
The very popular panel, "Opioid Abuse: Prevention, Intervention & Treatment"
Lots of happy attendees, including Chris and Juliette!
Olympia High School students did a breakout session on prevention efforts in their school.
The 2013 keynote presentation: "Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice: Impacting Community Health," Jason Kilmer
Showing drug epidemic statistics
Sharing Kyle's story
Our first year!
For more information please contact TOGETHER.
(360) 493-2230 ext 10
"Substance Abuse: A Community Response" is brought to you by TOGETHER!, the Thurston County Drug Action Team, Northwest HIDTA, and Thurston County Public Health & Social Services: