Thursday, 30. May 2019, Governor's Institute, Substance Use Prevention within the Higher Education Setting - Raleigh, NC

from 30. May 2019 - 10:00 till 16:30

Governor's Institute

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Event description
This training is designed for SPF-Rx, Substance Abuse Block Staff and community-based substance use prevention providers to better understand and cooperate with the higher education sector within their local communities.   A brief history of the higher education system will be provided, current substance use trends on the college campus along with prevention efforts.   Best practice methods and skills that encourage collaborative substance use prevention efforts for interacting with college faculty, staff and administrators will also be discussed. 
Event Objectives
By the end of the training users will:
Understand the post-secondary educational system in the United States and Structure:

Community and Technical Colleges
Colleges and Universities - public/land grant/private
For-Profit Colleges

Be able to describe current Patterns of Use with College Students

A look at Cannabis and the College Campus
Alcohol Consumption Across the Student Body

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Opiate Use Patterns with College Students
Tailgating Culture
Substance Use and Athletes - fact or fiction

Describe the College Language and Concerns of Administrators Related to Substance Use (how to gain administrative mindshare)

Reaching out to faculty members - like-minded courses and academic majors
Effective S/A Prevention Strategies with College Students
Effective Policy Work/Development Strategies for S/A Use
Treatment and Recovery Movements on the College Campus - Intersection of Tx/Prevention

This training is designed for SPF-RX Staff and Communities, Prevention Block Grant Professionals and LME/MCO Staff. The materials provided will be relevant to any substance abuse prevention provider who is interested in working within the post-secondary setting. Seating is limited and will be assigned based on the following priority: SPF-Rx Staff and Communities, Block Grant Staff and LME/MCO Staff.
Skill Level
The event is intended to serve the professional needs of moderate and/or advanced professionals or anyone interested in improving their ability to better manage community-based prevention efforts on the college campus.
Lunch is on your own, while snacks will be provided. The temperature in the training rooms may vary, dress appropriately.
An application for continuing education credit has been submitted to the NCSAPPB.
Hotel Information
No hotel stipends are available for this training, but a state room block is available.  Contact John Elmore at for information.
Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Shawn Arango Ricks, Ph.D., LPC, LCAS, CHT, HS-BCP
Dr. Shawn Arango Ricks is the Assistant Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and an Associate Professor of Race and Ethnicity Studies at Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Ricks has been a nationally invited speaker and facilitator in the areas of diversity, equity and social justice. She received her Ph. D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, and a Masters in Counselor Education from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Dr. Ricks a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and a nationally certified Hypnotherapist. She is trained through SAMHSA in Motivational Interviewing, Strengthening Families and Preventing Long Term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY). Dr. Ricks is also a human services board certified practitioner, and co-editor of the Journal of Human Services. Her research interests include the psychosocial wellbeing of Black women (both inside and outside of the academy), epistemic injustice, and the impact of racial trauma on Black women and girls.
Dr. Shawn Arango Ricks is an intuitive healer, licensed mental health and addictions counselor, certified Hypnotherapist and life coach in Winston-Salem, NC. She has been a nationally invited speaker and facilitator in the areas of mental health, equity and social justice. Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Ricks taught counseling and human services at FTCC, Winton-Salem State University and Old Dominion University. Dr. Ricks has been trained through SAMHSA in Motivational Interviewing, Strengthening Families and Preventing Long Term Anger and Aggression in Youth (PLAAY).
Dr. Shawn combines her personal life experiences with over 20 years of research and teaching. She completed her bachelors and master degrees (from Penn State University) as a single parent after experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in college. At the age of 38, she decided to return to school for her Ph.D. as a working mother of three.
Being determined to "get it done", Dr. Ricks experienced burnout and fatigue, and began to realize that she was wearing a mask by pretending to be okay. She now works daily to remind herself and others that it is "okay to not be okay."
Because of her passionate commitment to help women, by debunking the myth of the superwoman, using her skills as an intuitive healer, counselor, hypnotherapist and life coach, she created the Self Empowerment Program specifically for women of color,--No Mask, No Cape. She believes everyone has the ability to heal--we just need help unpacking messages and returning to our "true and authentic" self.    
Contact information
Facebook: Dr. Shawn Ricks
Phone: 743-333-2544
IG and twitter @drshawnricks

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