Ballroom A [clear filter]
Wednesday, May 17

11:30am CDT

Session 2A: Lunch CHASCo Meeting
Lunch and CHASCo meeting.

Wednesday May 17, 2023 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT
Ballroom A

1:15pm CDT

Session 3A: Nature Rx: Leveraging Outdoor Spaces and Partnerships for Holistic Well-being
Experiencing nature, even just a look outside, is healing and restorative in many ways.  Public and campus greenspaces represent preventative resources that can help combat historic inequities in access to health resources.  There is a growing body of research that demonstrates the benefits of prescribing time in nature as a wellness intervention and introduces a myriad of helpful sustainable mindsets.

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Ashley Hinton, MPH, M.S.

Director of Health Promotion, Centre College
Ashley Hinton, M.S., MPH currently serves as the Director of Health Promotion at Centre College working to build a sustainable model for a health promoting campus that empowers students while promoting skills and competency development toward lifelong wellbeing and academic success... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2023 1:15pm - 2:30pm CDT
Ballroom A

3:00pm CDT

Session 4A: Rethinking Prevention: Expanding Our Understanding of Best Practice and the Value of Our Work
Using current demographic and generational shifts as a backdrop, this session will provide a critical but thoughtful examination of prevention best practice. It will attempt to answer the question of whether our current understanding of “what works” remains the standard or whether a paradigm shift is needed to effectively address the challenges of the modern university. Attendees will learn about the trends that are challenging conventional practice and ways we can reframe our work to demonstrate how a culture of social-emotional wellness is directly tied to critical institutional outcomes from enrollment and academic performance to retention and career readiness.

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Kimberley Timpf

Education Strategy and Impact Lead, Vector Solutions
Kimberley works with Vector's higher education and K12 strategy teams, supporting customers in implementing and assessing the effectiveness of their prevention training. She is Vector's subject matter expert on alcohol and other drug misuse prevention and recovery, prescription drug... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2023 3:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Ballroom A

4:30pm CDT

Session 5A: Bigger Than Me: Reflecting on Lived Experience and the Power of Mindfulness in Nature
This session will explore the benefits of combining meditation and nature to relieve stress and anxiety. Spending time in nature can have a positive impact on mental health and meditation can help individuals develop a sense of inner peace and mindfulness. Utilizing the speaker's lived experience, the presentation will also discuss how meditation can be used as a tool to help individuals of all backgrounds connect with nature and feel more comfortable in outdoor spaces, regardless of race or ability. It will address the barriers that minority communities may face in accessing outdoor spaces and provide strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

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Clark Brewer, Jr.

Huemans Outdoors
Clark Brewer Jr. and his partner created Huemans Outdoors, a non- profit organization with the vision and drive to improve upon the inclusive, & awareness of the therapeutic benefits that outdoor experiences can give the inner city communities of Chattanooga, TN. Clark has dedicated... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Ballroom A
Thursday, May 18

9:45am CDT

Session 7A: Nurturing a Sense of Belonging
Dr. Kelly-Ann Allen writes that a sense of belonging, “is a fundamental human need that predicts numerous mental, physical, social, economic and behavior outcomes”. If this is true, do we have a responsibility to make sure everyone in our communities feel like they belong? What’s the individual community member’s responsibility? This interactive session will explore these questions and how forms of exclusion can lead to substance use/misuse. Finally, attendees will be placed in groups to discuss and brainstorm strategies to recruit and retain diverse community members to lead prevention initiatives.

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Colber Prosper

Founder & Senior Consultant, Propser & Partners
Mr. Colber Prosper is the founder and senior consultant for Prosper & Partners, an international consulting firm that specializes in professional and organizational development. He is also the author of the book No Entry: Examining the powers that undermine our full potential. Mr... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2023 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Ballroom A

12:00pm CDT

Thursday May 18, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Ballroom A

1:00pm CDT

Session 9B: Field Testing of Cannabis Products
This session will provide an overview of how the TN Dangerous Drugs Task Force assists Law Enforcement and Community Coalitions in the presumptive testing of cannabis products and the dangers associated with use of commercial cannabis products.

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James Hixson

Field Operations Coordinator, Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force

Thursday May 18, 2023 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Ballroom A
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