Our youth are being educated by their peers & the Internet on the topic of social media every day. Parents are giving their kids devices which enable predators to contact them 24 hours a day in their own homes and at school. What education do we have on the dangers of social media?
This class will educate you on the dangers of social media and what you can do to protect youth and yourself.
TOPICS COVERED IN THE SESSION
- Kids vs Parents
- Dangers of Social Media
- Current Applications used
- Facebook Security
- Dangers of GPS on your phone
- Popular applications kids use
- Fellow classmate predators
- Adult predators
- Secret Applications
- How to block numbers on your smartphone
- Cell phone security
An in-depth tutorial on how to examine identification that is presented to enter a liquor establishment or purchase alcohol. We will cover all states and jurisdictions and share tools to use outside of the classroom. The course includes where to look for easy security features, how to determine if the identification is valid, how to know if the person presenting the identification is the person you are speaking with, and where to find the hidden gems that will make you feel confident in the decision to accept or to seize the identification. Real and false documents will be used for hands-on training.
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have become popular for those seeking an alternative to smoking traditional tobacco products. The lack of regulation made e-cigs easy to access and has shepherded their nefarious use. The use of the e-cigs as an illicit drug delivery device is touted on websites, blogs, and videos describing how best to use them for specific illicit drugs and advocating for vaping illicit drugs publicly. These forums also explain the benefits of vaping illicit drugs because it can be done in public without questions due to the lack of suspicious odors and the acceptability of vaping. This forum will describe the e-cig phenomena, vape oils and the impact to forensic science and the criminal justice system.
This presentation objective is to provide awareness to first responder law enforcement, anti-drug coalitions, addiction and treatment professionals about emerging issue of "Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, Carfentanil, U-47700, Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals & Other Dangerous Substances." This presentation will further provide an understanding of the dangers and preventive safe guards, examples of counterfeit pills and synthetic substances, drug distribution methods, narcotic costs vs. profits and supply vs. demand factors, fentanyl analogs and similar synthetic substances, counterfeit pill press devices and usage, law enforcement fentanyl exposures and potential life threatening hazardous incidents. The purpose of this presentation is to provide education and training to avoiding a lethal drug exposure.
The focus of this session will emphasize what can be done in your state if legalization hasn't passed. We will go through lobbying vs. advocacy vs. education. What are dos and dont's in this minefield that is marijuana?
This session will highlight various different vape pen types, products and uses for street level drugs. These devices are easy to find and are sold in everyday locations all around you. Examples of various different vapes will be provided along with real street level drug cases, involving vape pens.
Several vape pens visual aids will be displayed throughout this presentation.
The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) serves as a first point of contact for youth ages 6 – 18 with behavior concerns in the largest judicial district in Colorado. Youth who are arrested on criminal charges, runaways, youth deemed beyond the control of parent or school, youth having behaviors problems in the classroom, truant or at-risk of suspension/expulsion are ALL reasons why youth are transported or referred to the JAC. The Juvenile Assessment Center staff work to identify underlying causes of behavior, recommend holistic services including mental health and substance use treatment, prosocial activities, etc., ensure access to those services and communicate with involved systems/stakeholders. The result: youth and families receiving support services earlier; systems have more understanding of the whole child and family (not just symptoms) and, in turn, can make more informed decisions; law enforcement time saved by alleviating responsibility of coordinating releases; and more coordination between various law enforcement, judicial, child welfare, etc.
Do you want to experience Peace of Mind, Joy in Your Heart and Happiness in
Your Life? Peace, Joy, and Happiness are all possible for you. In fact, these
emotional states lie within all of us, IF we have the courage to recognize
and own our addictions that distract us from finding what we truly want in
our lives. By navigating your mind in the direction of what truly matters,
and by releasing the fears that hold us back, you can achieve the life we
Navigating Your Mind will:
* Provide a method to understand and overcome addictions by scientific and
* Provide techniques to help past, present or future relationship problems
that drive and create addictions to avoid the emotions of these problems.
* Teach you how to let-go of old emotional pain, anger, anxiety, and fear.
* Teach you how uncover your shame of the past, give it a story and reclaim
* Create meaningful relationships and connections with others and especially
* Understanding and knowing how to set and keep relationship boundaries.
* Learn theory and techniques of Brain Neuroplasticity for present and future
* Experience greater peace of mind, joy in your heart and happiness in your
A comprehensive approach for hosting and managing special events for 50 to 200,000 attendees. The course includes determining the type of enforcement model, preparing an operations plan and effectively deploying staff to guarantee safe and successful special events. In addition, we will cover enforcement procedures that can combat underage drinking and over service. We will share tools that have been put in place in Arizona to ensure that the event promoter and organizer is in compliance. Finally, we will discuss the responsibility of non-profit organizations on the day of the event.
We have known for years that unmitigated youth distress is associated with a higher risk for alcohol and other drug use and other high-risk behaviors. The Center for Disease Control's Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study also links unmitigated childhood distress with increased risks for illness, disease and mental health disorders, from digestive and elimination problems to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, infections and inflammations, and anxiety and depression. Dealing with these health risks also increases the risks for substance abuse. New information about our gut, which is called our second brain, has revealed the science behind how this happens. This session explains the science in a way that is easy to understand and apply to real life.
****This session will have a repeat session on Friday, July 20th at 2:00 PM****
This training will cover a wide array of various prescription drugs, drug overdoses, and impairment. Also included will be new drug references, drug concealment methods, drug paraphernalia, fentanyl and other narcotics, narcan use, and popular opioid trends.
Americans reported using a prescription drug for non-medical reasons in the past year. Thousands of overdoses and deaths have occurred with narcotics and sedative drugs, in 2016 alone. With the numbers increasing daily, it is imperative to learn the recent trends in prescription drug abuse along with other street level drugs that are trending. All attendees will come away with the skills that allow for the detection of people under the influence of the 7 major drug categories and a better understanding of many various drug trends.
The MATFORCE Ant-Substance Abuse Coalition in Yavapai County, Az. established its' Underage Drinking Task Force (UDTF) in 2008.
In the past 10 years this multi-discipline team has been highly successful in reducing the use and abuse of alcohol by young people in Yavapai County, as measured by results in the biennial Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
(ACJC) Arizona Youth Survey.
This session will present on building collaborations to effectively reduce the use and abuse of alcohol by youth through proven education, prevention and enforcement strategies.
The MATFORCE UDTF has received numerous local, state and national awards in recognition of their efforts, including the CADCA 2013 National Coalition of the Year Award.
In this session, Dr. Sabet will address hot topics as they relate to marijuana. Is marijuana a gateway drug? Is its use inevitable? What is happening with youth use rates in the country? What does the recent Sessions Memo guidance mean? How does marijuana hurt the environment?
This session will be covering the seven drug categories. This session will describe in detail the signs and symptoms of each drug category and how a person uses this information to articulate the impairment on the subject they are evaluating or coming in contact with.
One challenging aspect of coalition building and connecting with teammates is the increasing blending of multiple age groups in this arena. Rarely have we seen such a myriad of generations side by side in the field, at the office, teaching in school, or working with youth. To help law enforcement, providers, instructors, and others meet this challenge and succeed, “Why Don’t You Act My Age? Generational Team Building” was prepared for this conference. Updated to reflect the challenges of 2018, this interactive session is focused on providing attendees with both communication and generational team building skills. “Why Don’t You Act My Age?” is designed to identify the key traits of each generation in our society, including their communication and collaboration preferences. It addresses areas such as technology, perceptions of other generations, and cross-generational commonalities. Most importantly, it incorporates the unique challenges we face regarding inter-generational teamwork in alcohol and substance abuse education.
Primary course delivery methods include facilitative lecture, small and large group discussion, and group activities. In addition, the class incorporates a cross-generational small group exercise to reinforce new skills. Built from over 20 years of experience in generational team building, "Why Don't You Act My Age?" gives students hands-on practical skill sets for cross-generational collaboration. Regardless of your own generation, this class provides skills that YOU can use!
In 2015 there were over 4.7 million individuals in the United States on probation, parole or other forms of community supervision. Of this population, approximately 350,000 men and women have been convicted more than once for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Given high caseloads, competing interests and priorities in community corrections, it can be particularly challenging to determine how to best supervise the DWI offender, determine their risk level, and understand their treatment needs. This interactive presentation will provide the latest information on validated DWI assessment tools including the Impaired Driver Assessment (IDA) and the Computerized Assessment Referral System (CARS). Participants will understand the vital role these tools can play to both the Courts and Community Supervision in determining risk to recidivate while assisting criminal justice professionals in developing supervision plans that reflect criminogenic factors.
Research has shown that the marriage of assessment based community supervision, technologies that promote accountability, and the use of evidence based treatment can be an effective countermeasure for high risk drunk drivers. However its full potential is often limited by a lack of understanding of the relationship, parameters and limitations of these three essential components in the challenge of reducing DWI recidivism. This interactive presentation will help participants understand these roles and avoid the pitfalls that impede successful collaboration. Participants will also be guided through the latest research on effective DWI supervision practices, understand how to match appropriate alcohol technology to offender risk, and use assessment tools to match treatment to the specific needs of the client.
Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) are police officers trained to identify and detect drug impairment using a systematic and standardized evaluation process. DREs complete over 100 hours of comprehensive classroom and field training to learn the skills necessary to identify persons suspected of drug and/or alcohol impairment. While the majority of their skills are used to identify and articulate impairment in suspected impaired drivers, their training and skills are also valuable in assisting the communities they serve in reducing drug and alcohol abuse and misuse. In this workshop, DREs will provide attendees with information about the DRE Program, both nationally and in Idaho, and the training necessary to become a DRE. Attendees will also learn how DRE skills are being used to identify drug and/or alcohol impaired drivers, as well as helping to educate the community on the issues of alcohol and drug abuse. Attendees will also learn about specific training courses offered by DREs that help educate school education professionals, parole and probation officers, correction officers, and employers about drug abuse and impairment.
In the face of a national opioid epidemic, medical providers are considering using cannabis as a substitute or treatment for pain. The literature is clear that cannabis is ineffective for common pain conditions. Colorado has seen first hand what expansion and commercialization will do from a public health and safety perspective. The relationship between opioids and cannabinoids will be outlined.
Brick and mortar stores are rapidly being replaced by online sources for everything including alcohol. Many states allow retailers and producers to ship alcoholic beverage directly to consumers. How does law enforcement ensure that the person on the other side of the door is at least 21 years of age? Are retailers and producers doing enough to sell and deliver alcohol only to someone who is actually 21 years of age or older? This class will cover direct to consumer shipping including the laws and guidelines that are being implemented across the country, how sales are being regulated, and the impact direct to consumer shipping has on the communities we serve.
Join Terry Derden, Associate Legal Counsel for Sheriff Steve Bartlett and former Deputy City Attorney for the City of Boise, as he discusses legal strategies you can use to help reduce underage drinking, eliminate large alcohol parties, and prevent youth getting their hands on alcohol in your community. Terry will cover criminal ordinances at the misdemeanor and infraction level, as well as civil city ordinances, business licensing and regulations all aimed to control alcohol sales and service. Terry’s presentation draws on his years of experience as a criminal prosecutor, his service as a legal advisor for Boise Police and the Boise City Clerk. Additionally, Terry will discuss problem solving techniques Boise Police and the City of Boise have used in interacting with local colleges and universities and review issues cities face from the perspective of the Police and City Clerk when it comes to alcohol licensing and enforcement. The presentation will end with best practices in the field and courtroom to successfully hold people accountable and create an atmosphere of buy-in for these programs for both judges and city officials.
TOPICS IN THIS BREAK OUT SESSION
- Social Host and Disorderly House Ordinances
- Possession of A False ID Card Ordinance
- Illegal Consumption/Possession of Alcohol
- Server Training Requirements
- Catering Permits Scheme
- 10 to 10 Zone Alcohol Allowed Zones
- All You Can Drink Pricing Schemes
- Diversion Programs and Partnerships
Join us for an open discussion on the role the alcohol industry can play in alcohol prevention and harm reduction. We know the alcohol industry is known for their expertise in branding, lobbying, financial resources, and utilizing evidence-based best practices.
But what more can the alcohol industry do to make an impact? What do you wish they did differently? Can their resources be used in other ways?
Taylor Amerman, the Corporate Responsibility Manager for Brown-Forman, and Ali Edelstein, Director of Social Responsibility for the Kentucky Distillers' Association, will share ways they are addressing important issues and want to hear from you on what more they can do.
A lesson designed for law enforcement, educators, and any community oriented organization learning about the connections between bullying, drugs, and alcohol. Substance abuse and Bullying has truly been an evil epidemic for the youth in our society. Bullying has led to many problems which lead to serious crimes, and even death. Learning about the connections between bullying, and substance abuse will educate others to realize the severity of the problem at hand.
The following topics will be discussed in this workshop presentation:
- What is bullying?
- What Do Bullying and Youth Substance Use Have in Common?
- Bullied Teens Seek Comfort in Alcohol and Drugs
- Drinking, Drugs, and Bullying
- Bullying: a root cause to substance abuse
- Bullying leads to depression and substance abuse in teens
- Cyberbullying Can Lead to Substance Abuse, Mental Health Issues
- Substance abuse and bullying linked
- Bullying and Addictions
- Bullying and the laws against it
Do you need current, reliable, accurate prevention curriculum on the trends of youth, but don’t want to have to create it or pay for it? The non-profit Digital Futures Initiative is the resource for your ready-made curriculum needs and it is FREE! The evidence-based strategy lessons we have used in Colorado since 2009 are for elementary, middle and high school students as well as Parent Academy courses to educate and aid adults. DFi up dates their courses in alcohol and drugs, digital citizenship and teen relationships twice a year to stay with current trends. In today’s ever-changing digital age of social media and the internet children are more aware of global changes, but often with a barrage of misinformation devices provide to them in an instant. Children are growing up talking to devices and not people leading to a lack of Emotional Intelligence (EI). We know EI is the number one predictor of success and all our lessons center around this concept of developing a child’s ability to perceive, use, understand and manage emotions by utilizing practical activities in each area. To tell a child to ‘Just Say No’ does not work with substance use, device usage or relationships, but by educating in the current trends of drug use, device interface and human interactions a person will begin to understand how ‘Getting to Know’ their emotions does affect their everyday decisions and outcomes in life.
DFi has been a research based program since 2011 utilizing 21st Century Learning practices required by most school districts. The proven prevention tactics meet State Standards for health curriculum. All the lessons work collectively to provide students with a tool box full of tools to be prepared for the risk factors they currently face. Attendee’s to the DFi session will learn how this program started, how the curriculum progresses by grade level, how to become a certified teacher of the curriculum and implementing the program in your jurisdiction or school. School Resource Officer’s or teachers can complete the self-paced Training Catalogue of topics to become a skilled instructor. After completing the online training and assessments a certificate is produced with a link to download all the power points, videos and activities to get started on instructing in your community. Currently there are 21 ready-made lessons someone can acquire through our Train the Trainer online courses. Instructors can pick and choose which lessons will work best for the youth and parents in their area.
The adolescent brain is often likened to a car with a fully functioning gas pedal but with weak brakes. Adolescent brains are also going faster than any adult brain can - - and faster than they will ever go again. They are also driven toward anything that gives them an immediate relief and an immediate reward, i.e., dopamine and its companion bio-chemicals, anandamide and endorphin. These and other physical and psychological changes, which occur only in the adolescent brain, are part of the reason "why" adolescents are more likely than any other population to begin drug use, and they are also 5 times more likely to become addicted. However, these are also the reasons why youth choose not to use. This fast-paced session covers what ever adolescent, parent, and professional should know.
This session covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alcopops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs. This session can also cover common stash compartments that can be used to hide weapons inside everyday clothing containers and other items, in addition to the impact on traffic safety.
This session is unique, in that it provides over 70 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today's culture, everything is person-specific and has different meanings to different individuals. Meanwhile, certain items have gained popularity in the alcohol and drug scene - which changes every day.
Alcohol, drugs and driving simply do not go together. Safe driving requires a person’s attentiveness and the ability to make quick decisions on the road, to react to changes in the environment and execute specific, often difficult maneuvers behind the wheel. After consuming alcohol, using drugs, or being distracted for any reason, driving becomes dangerous – and potentially lethal! Despite increased public awareness, consuming alcohol and using potentially driving impairment (PDI) causing drugs and driving continues. Americans know the terrible consequences of drunk driving and are becoming more aware of the dangers of distracted driving. However, the dangers of combining alcohol and PDI drugs are posing major threats to public safety. “Poly use,” “poly abuse,” and “poly-drug abuse” are terms you may not be familiar with. But simply put, they mean mixing alcohol with drugs — not just illicit drugs, but also prescription or over-the-counter drugs like some antihistamines. It’s becoming a serious problem and it’s a challenge to law enforcement and in making our roadways safer. In this presentation, you will learn about many problem drugs and how they can adversely interact with alcohol and potentate driver impairment. Attendees will also learn what is being done to address this problem nationwide and how you can assist in reversing this growing trend.
Harnessing more than two decades of experience in policy, Dr. Sabet, 38, combines humor with science, wit with clarity, and pragmatism with inspiration in this lively presentation. This plenary talk will discuss the perils of Big Pot -- the big tobacco of our time, as Dr Kevin Sabet will argue. Dr. Sabet will go through the latest developments over the battle to legalize marijuana, and will review the latest science about the drug. Dr. Sabet’s presentation is based on his book “Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana.” In his presentation he will provide an overview of the current drug policy trends in the United States, and debunk some of the most cited myths about marijuana use, for instance: marijuana is harmless and non-addictive, and legalization will solve the government’s budgetary problems.
Dr. Sabet makes the claim that our greatest concern should be the inevitable rise of a second Big Tobacco industry, this time marketing marijuana to our children and youth. He will refer to the already arising problems in Colorado and Washington state as examples.
His presentation concludes with an overview of our policy options, describing a smarter, science-based approach to marijuana policy that neither legalizes marijuana nor demonizes its users. You will hear more about marijuana, and more about marijuana policy, the health effects of the drug, and the current political landscape in this presentation than you likely ever have.