8:30am @ Holiday Inn, Three Springs Drive Weirton

2019 OVHEC Conference

Current Trends in Community Health

Conference Details

Tentative Conference Agenda
8:00 Registration & Vendor Booths
8:25 Welcome & Introductions
8:30 Presentation: Narcan Administration & Awareness Training
10:00 Break
10:15 Presentation: Hepatitis & HIV Prevention Training
11:45 Lunch (Provided on site by Undo’s)
1:00 Presentation: The Icelandic Model: Prevention Teen Opioid Abuse
2:30 Break
2:45 Presentation: Supporting Kinship Foster Parenting
4:15 Evaluations & Door Prizes

Training Objectives

Narcan Administration & Awareness Training

Wayland Harris,  Director of Threat Preparedness – Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

  • General overview of Narcan and Opioids
  • Overdose issues in West Virginia
  • Narcan Training

Hepatitis & HIV Prevention Training

Howard Gamble, Administrative Director – Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department

  • Overview of HIV and Hepatitis
  • Disease in West Virginia
  • Prevention and Protection

The Icelandic Model: Preventing Teen Opioid Abuse

Alfgeir L. Kristjansson, PhD, Msc, Associate Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Director of PhD Program – School of Public Health, West Virginia University

  • Discussion about how youth substance use can be prevented before it actually begins.
  • Review of ground breaking results from Iceland and how the results can potentially be replicated in WV.

Supporting Kinship Fostering

Diana Bell, LSW, MAEd, Case Management Supervisor – Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center

  • Participants will gain practical knowledge of the program
  • Participants will have the opportunity to share insight and offer suggestions
  • Examination of roadblocks caregivers may experience and discuss possible solutions
  • Discussion of the reasoning for targeted programming on this issue
  • Answer the question “Can benefit all levels of social work, therapy, and counseling?”

Pending CEUs

  • Addiction
  • Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Advocate Certification
  • Law Enforcement
  • LPC
  • Nursing
  • Prevention
  • Social Work
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