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#PreventionHappensHere Virtual Conference

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

The Berlin Prevention Works Coalition for Drug & Alcohol-Free Communities hosted virtual conferences for the youth and their families in Berlin, MD.

To celebrate National Prevention Week, the Berlin Prevention Works Coalition for Drug & Alcohol-Free Communities is celebrating in a big way!


We're bringing together key leaders of the Berlin's community and beyond for a #virtual summit, titled Prevention Happens Here. The summit will include a series of live, virtual Q&A's with topics centered on the five daily themes of Prevention Week.

Here's the line-up:

Monday MAY 11 | 7 PM -- Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse A Mindful Moment ft. Rana Walker, Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher

Tuesday MAY 12 | 7 PM -- Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse ft. Arnold Downing, Berlin Chief of Police

Wednesday MAY 13 | 7 PM -- Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use The use of Art in Healing Ft. Pat Henry, Artist & Peer Recovery Advocate

Thursday MAY 14 | 2 PM -- Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping) The Truth About Vaping Ft. Lessons from Schoolastic

Friday MAY 15 | 10 AM -- Preventing Suicide FB Watch: Crisis Text Line Ted Talk

We encourage members of the community including the youth, parents, and caregivers to join us for a week full of engaging and informative events. Please RSVP for access to the private Zoom room to attend this virtual event.

About Berlin Prevention Works Coalition: Berlin Prevention Works Coalition for Drug & Alcohol-Free Communities addresses youth substance abuse issues in Berlin, MD. The organization's impact on the community includes building community will, readiness, and capacity to align resources and to address youth substance use problems by connecting individuals and organizations.

About SAHMSA's National Prevention Week: National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round by providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

NPW culminates in May recognizing the important work that has been done in communities throughout the year to inspire action and prevent substance use and mental disorders. SAMHSA’s next NPW is May 10 through 16, 2020. Each year around this observance, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

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