Speaker #3 - What Might Be Hidden Right Under Your Nose?
An Awareness Program for All Adults
January 18, 2018
Special guest speakers from Loveland City Schools discussed the unseen hazards our children are facing. Topics included substance use, violence, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges, and more. This exhibit was accompanied by a presentation, discussion, and a local mother will shared her story of heartbreak and loss. Highly encouraged for ALL adults that have or work with children of all ages, view video below.
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Speaker #2 - "The Drama Years: Why Everything Really Is a Big Deal" with Tammy Collins, Ph.D.*
November 30, 2017
An interactive discussion with Tammy Collins, Ph.D. about how to help your child navigate the difficult teen years (the stressors teens face, pressures they experience, and accessibility of drugs). Includes practical resources to help increase communication with your teen, develop coping strategies, and decrease the negative impact of these pressures.
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*Tammy Collins, Ph.D., certified prevention consultant, Vice-President of Research & Program Design, has 22 years of experience in translating research into practice and policy in the fields of substance use disorders, mental health, justice, education and prevention using a public health approach. She earned her doctorate of philosophyin human development and family science with a cognate area of adolescent behavioral health from The Ohio State University. She also holds a M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Journalism from Marshall University. Dr. Collins has led administrative and applied research teams at Ohio and West Virginia agencies and universities including as a Deputy Director at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Speaker #1 - "What's Going On In My Teen's Brain?" with Tessa Miracle*
October 19, 2017
An interactive discussion with Tessa Miracle, about the teen brain and why prevention is crucial at this developmental stage. At times, it feels like our teens don't think things through or understand the consequences of their behaviors. Adolescent brains are different from adults in the way they problem solve, behave, and make decisions.
*Tessa Miracle B.A., B.S, M.A., is a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati and the Program Director for Ohio’s Strategic Prevention Framework for prescription drug abuse. She has an educational background in biology, neuroscience and applied behavioral sciences. She has also served the Miami Valley as a leader through facilitating and integrating resources and efforts for public health prevention in areas such as marijuana, opiates, alcohol, HIV/AIDS, integrated behavioral health, and mental health awareness. She has experience using Strategic Prevention Framework activities to guide the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition and its subcommittees in their work throughout the region.