Virtual Zoom Conference
 July 23, 2020

9:00AM – 2:30 PM

Many of us don't understand teens or the world they live in. We have developed an event to help you better understand the current substance use trends, behaviors, and symptoms and to provide you the tools to confidently have open conversations.
Keys Points:
Gain insight into a teenagers daily life 
Popular substances
What to look for and how to identify them
Possible roots of unusual behavior; attitude changes, declining grades, withdrawn/ or over-involvement
Best conversation approaches
Helping students over obstacles
Keep the conversations going
Where & how to get help

2020 Schedule

8:30  Zoom Conference Open 
Morning Session
9:00am                          Welcome: Seth Campbell 
9:05 - 9:10am                Opening: Eric Rowles, Introduction & Instructions, and schedule review
9:10 - 9:40am                ACE’s, Becky Textor
9:40 - 9:55am                   Breakout Rooms
10:00 - 10:30am            A Day in the Life of a Teenager, Seth Campbell    
10:30 - 10:45am               Breakout Rooms
10:45 - 11:00am            Stretch/Break
                  
Afternoon Session
11:00 - 11:30am             Hidden In Plain Sight  Chris Norris 
11:30 -12:00pm                 Breakout Rooms
12:00 - 12:30pm            Juuling Panel, Sally Goodquist, Dr. Laura Kornegay, Sergeant Hugh Ferguson
12:30 - 12:45                     Breakout Rooms
12:45 - 1:00pm              Stretch/Break
Late Afternoon Session
1:00 - 1:30pm                Social Hosting, Jade Knick & Sergeant Hugh Ferguson
1:30 - 1:40 pm                   Breakout Rooms
1:40 - 2:15pm                Keynote Eric Rowles - Leading to Change
2:20                               Conclusion
 
Program schedule, speakers, and times are subject to change.
 

Meet the Speakers 

 

Eric Rowles, Founder & President, Leading to Change

 One of the country’s foremost and most sought after experts on youth culture, substance abuse prevention, and workforce development. Eric Rowles is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, and consultant who has worked with over 150,000 youth, adults, administrators, professionals, and policymakers within the past 15 years. His presentations are legendary – by combining the energy and innovation of a master trainer, while at the same time reaching each of us through his stories, research, and on-the-ground strategies...
One part motivational speaker, one part DJ, and two parts community organizer and parent of 2 daughters, Eric runs a customized consulting and facilitation practice that, through a network of over 20 dynamic and diversely talented trainers, works with for-profit and non-profit organizations to achieve progressive and dynamic change.
Eric’s previous experience includes his work as Senior Director of Training with the Youth Leadership Institute where he designed a national training institute that provided over 1,000 days of training in five years to community organizations and coalitions throughout the country. Prior to his work with YLI, Eric was the Director of Leadership Development at Rutgers University (NJ), managed his own touring educational theater organization, Leadership Through Motivation Productions, was the Director of International Youth Summer Abroad programs and spent five years as a substance abuse prevention coordinator in Los Angeles.
In addition to his training experience, Eric has also been a professional DJ and worked with artists throughout the entertainment industry, including Gwen Stefani, Billy Joel, Notorius B.I.G., Cypress Hill, Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, Boyz II Men, Third Eye Blind, The Roots, George Clinton & Parliament, Henry Rollins, Radiohead, Smashmouth, Weezer, Edward James Olmos, Sinbad, George Lopez, Margaret Cho, and Maya Angelou.
Get ready to laugh, play, think, work, challenge, and MOVE! This is NOT your ordinary training, and NOT your ordinary speaker.

Deputy Chris Norris, School Resource Officer

Deputy Norris began in service to Rockbridge County as an Officer with the Rockbridge County Special Enforcement Division in 1999.  In 2004, The Special Enforcement Division and Deputy Norris were transferred into the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office.  He began working in the Patrol Division and in 2013 was promoted to the Rockbridge County School Resource Deputy Program and started his school service at Maury River Middle School.  In 2019 he was moved to the Rockbridge County High School. 

 

In 2016, along with Deputy Mike Cash, the School Resource Deputies began a Hidden in Plain Sight program for the Parents of Rockbridge County Students.  Some parents may oblivious to some of the dangers faced by our youth.  While many things have remained the same over the years, some new dangers involve things that were not around when the parents were young.   This program enlightens the parents about the risky behaviors that many students are experimenting with and the new technology that enables it.

Sally Goodquist, Northwest Regional Tobacco Control Coordinator

Sally is the Northwest Regional Tobacco Control Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health. In this role, Sally is responsible for providing technical assistance and support for tobacco-free policies, promoting cessation services and resources, and keeping folks up to date on the latest trends and health information about tobacco use. Previously, Sally has worked in health promotion program management for a federally qualified health center in Chicago, and Maternal and Child Health Services at the Minnesota Department of Health.  

Sergent Hugh Ferguson

Dr. Laura Kornegay, MD

Health Director, Central Shenandoah Health District at Virginia Department of Health

Jade Knick, LUTCF, FSS

Agency Manager (Producing) Virginia Farm Bureau® Insurance

 

 I grew up in West Virginia and moved to Lexington in 1991, after graduating from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.  I’ve been with Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance for 24 years and am the Producing Agency Manager for Rockbridge and Alleghany counties.  I’m currently serving as an Elder at Collierstown Presbyterian Church and I’m also a member of the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board.  I live on a farm with my daughter, Harper, and enjoy spending time with family and friends and just being outside. 

Rebecca Textor MPS, CPS 

Suicide Prevention Coordinator, DBHDS Region 1

Rebecca is a Certified Prevention Specialist serving as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for DBHDS Region 1.  She earned her Master of Prevention Science degree from The University of Oklahoma.  Rebecca has worked within the Virginia Community Services Board system since 2010, and prior to that, she was a Community Health Coordinator with Carilion Health System.  She began focusing on region-wide suicide prevention in 2015.  She is one of the developers of Lock and Talk Virginia, a statewide suicide prevention program, and serves as Co-lead for the initiative.  She is a member of the Rockbridge Bath Regional Crisis Intervention Team and Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition since 2008, and Virginia Prevention Council since 2010.

The Prevention Forum is brought to you by Rockbridge Area Prevention Coalition in partnership with Rockbridge Area Community Services Board, Rockbridge County Public Schools, Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Project Horizon, YMCA, DBHDS Region I, Anthem Blue Cross, BVPD. RCSO, LPD and the Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce. 

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