Prevention Services Conference in April

The American Indian Institute at the University of Oklahoma is hosting the 2010 American Indian Prevention Services Conference. The event will be held April 21-22 at Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center in Norman, Okla.

The event is sponsored by the Chokka’ Kilimpi’ Family Resource Center at the Chickasaw Nation and made possible through a contract with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS).

The conference brings together the expertise of prevention, public health, and wellness professionals to assist in the exploration, development, and sustainability of individual and community strengths.

Workshops will cover a broad range of topics to enhance the community-building foundation upon which prevention is built, such as: strategic and community planning; services for returning veterans and their families; problem and compulsive gambling; substance abuse issues and prevention; suicide prevention; domestic violence prevention; chronic disease and diabetes prevention; culturally relevant methods for American Indians; and developing Inter-Agency and Inter-Tribal relationships.

Workshop topics include:

• Substance abuse prevention

• Mental health prevention and promotion of services

• Underage drinking

• Social marketing

• Suicide prevention

Registration can be done online at www.aii.ou.edu. Registration is $60 (Jan 23-March 26, 2010) and late or onsite registration is $75 (March 27-April 21, 2010).

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