Date(s) - Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, in collaboration with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and Signature Grand, present the 5th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Prevention, a two-day conference promoting community awareness and support of behavioral health and substance use prevention.
The Conference will provide a forum for participants to learn, be informed, network and discuss issues related to research, policy and practice. Participants will expand professional knowledge; provide quality continuing education to behavioral health professionals; and promote community awareness of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention.
Speakers will include :
Dr. Marc Brackett, Ph.D.,Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence & Professor at Child Study at Yale– Dr. Brackett is a lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1,500 public, charter, and private pre-school to high schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, China, England, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Sri Lanka. He also consults with large companies, including Facebook and Google on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training and product design.
Dr. Peter Gorski, MD, MP- Dr. Gorski is a nationally respected developmental-behavioral pediatrician, educator, author and advocate for the healthy development of children, families and communities. He is also a professor at the University of Miami, Florida International University and University of South Florida.
Francine Ward, Esq: Once homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol, Francine Ward is now an accomplished lawyer and has authored two books in her Esteemable Acts series.
Conference Tracks will include: Organizational Excellence, Adult Prevention, Youth Prevention, Social Determinants, Integrated Healthcare, Trauma Informed Prevention and Special Populations.
Participants will also have the opportunity to earn CEU credits.
DETAILS: Early Registration February 11 – March 31: $85
Registration from April 1 – May 5: $105
Breakfast & Lunch is included
Business Attire, Free Parking
To register for this event
For more information, please contact Lois Beaulieu at lbeaulieu@UnitedWayBroward.org or call 954.308.9282.
About United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention
United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention (UWBCCBH) is a broad-based substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion coalition dedicated to reducing negative consequences on individuals, families, and communities. Today, its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated behavioral health efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance misuse. Behavioral Health and drug prevention are a vital component of United Way of Broward County’s three impact areas (health, education and financial stability) focused on the solutions to close gaps in services and create a better life for all. For more information please visit www.drugfreebroward.org or follow on social media at www.facebook.com/uwbccommission or on Twitter/Instagram @UWBC_Commission.
About Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC)
Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC), the Managing Entity for the Southeast Region, is committed to the development of a recovery focused, integrated and comprehensive behavioral health system of care for providing treatment and support services to individuals and their families in Broward County, Florida. Services are designed to meet the cultural and linguistic needs of the community. Services include prevention, intervention, assessment,
case management, outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, residential, crisis services, detoxification, clubhouse and drop-in centers, assertive community treatment team (FACT), and additional supportive services. More information can be found at www.bbhcflorida.org.