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2019 Conference Schedule



Thursday, April 4

7:00am-8:30pm Registration Table Open in Lobby Foyer
2:00pm-5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops: Must be registered in advance to attend
5:00pm-6:00pm Visit with Exhibitors
6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner Keynote: Provider Resilience: Enhancing our Service
8:15pm Statewide Coalition Leaders Meeting in the Salon C (by invitation only)
8:30pm CCHA Board Meeting in the Boardroom (by invitation only)
8:30pm Region IV-W Night
10:00pm Open 12-Step Meeting in Salon C

Friday, April 5

7:00am-5:30pm Registration Table and Presenters Table Open in Lobby Foyer
7:00am-8:15am Continental Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors
8:15am-9:15am General Session and Morning Keynote: Thru the Looking Glass: A Conversation about Bias, Violence, and Change
8:15am-9:15am ACHA Updates with ACHA CEO Devin Jopp in Salon A
9:15am-9:45am
Poster Sessions + Expand
  1. Statewide Reduction in Binge Drinking and Associated Negative Consequences, Missouri Partners in Prevention staff
  2. JUULing Epidemic: The Recent Alarming Increase in Young Adult E-Cigarette Use, NASPA Staff
  3. Effective Alcohol Screening and Prevention, Judy Freuh, WHNP, Assistant Director of Wellness-Clinic Services, Northwest Missouri State University
9:45am-10:45am
Educational Sessions, Block 1 + Expand
Safe Zone
Presenter: Laura Holt, PhD, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Location: Osage A
Track: Equity and Diversity
+ CEU: CNE/CME, Advanced CECH

Are you interested in offering a Safe Zone training on your campus to teach faculty, staff, and students about gender and sexuality in order to foster a more welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ students? This workshop will offer an overview of the Safe Zone curriculum (which is available free online) and suggestions how to implement it on your campus. We will also do two activities from the curriculum, so you have an opportunity to grow your own ally skills!


Use of the Health Belief Model to Increase Flu Vaccination of College Students
Presenter: Eric Davidson, PhD, Interim Director, University Health and Counseling Services, Eastern Illinois University
Location: Kansa E
Track: Health and Well-Being
+ CEU: CNE/CME

Through the understanding of the Health Belief Model’s theoretical constructs, participants will be able to develop outreach and social marketing interventions designed to increase student influenza vaccination. Examples of how to use individual perceived susceptibility, individual perceived severity, barriers limiting vaccination , benefits of vaccination, and cues to action in increasing vaccination will be given.


Hello! Meet my friend, Stress
Presenter: Katherine Melton, Community Prevention Coordinator, Johnson County Mental Health Center
Location: Kansa C
Tracks: Mental Health, Health and Well-Being

This session will challenge you to think outside the box regarding what stress is and what it means for us. Is stress bad? Can stress be good? If it is good, in what ways can it be beneficial? Join us in this session to talk about what science behind stress, some new ways of thinking, and ways to improve personal self-care in order to ensure that stress can be our friend!


Hiding in Plain Sight
Presenter: Greg Holtmeyer, Access and Abilities Coordinator, Lincoln University
Location: Kansa D
Tracks: Mental Health, Violence Prevention

In "Hiding in Plain Sight" Greg will share his personal story of childhood sexual abuse, discuss the short term and long term effects of the sexual abuse of males including physical, emotional, and provide some brain research, discuss reasons that males do not report the sexual abuse at the time and later, provide resources for heath care providers, survivors, and friends/family members. A question/answer session will conclude the presentation.


Drinking and Driving; There are stupider things, but it is a VERY short list!
Presenter: Lt. Christopher Bartolotta
Location: Sioux
Track: Law Enforcement
+ CEU: POST

With so many new products available for people to 'get high', we are seeing an increase of DUI arrests and traffic crashes for operators being under the influence. This session will review the different ways new and old products are being used to get 'drunk', the signs and symptoms of impairment and the overall effect it is having on tying up law enforcement resources. In addition, a review of how to be more proactive in many of these impairment aspects can help reduce some of our calls for service, will be discussed. This session is certified for 1-hour credit for Missouri POST law enforcement credit.


The Highs and Lows of Collegiate Cannabis Prevention
Presenters: David Arnold, Assistant Vice President for Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives, NASPA, and Laurie Jevons, Assistant Director at NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, NASPA
Location: Wyandot
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

Data from the 2018 American College Health Association- National College Health Assessment indicates that 1 in 5 college students report consuming cannabis in the past 30 days. In Colorado, where cannabis is legal for adult use, 1 in 3 students report past 30 day cannabis consumption. Resources dedicated to high risk cannabis use and education are inconsistent between institutions of higher education, and may vary depending on the legality of consumption in the state. The presenter will provide an overview of evidence-based and evidence-informed intervention strategies to address high risk cannabis consumption, as well as best prevention practices. The presenter will also provide an overview statewide resources and best practices from the CADE, the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators. The presenter will conclude the session with a brief review of how statewide coalitions may support collegiate prevention efforts, in addition to leveraging community and national resources.


Addiction Part 1: Understanding the SUD Continuum
Presenter: Alёna A. Balasanova, MD, FAPA
Location: Osage C
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

In this presentation, we will begin by defining the substance use continuum beginning with use, progressing to misuse and subsequently to developing a substance use disorder and addiction. We will discuss how the language of addiction can be a powerful factor in stigma and access to care. We will conclude by describing how to make a substance use disorder diagnosis using the DSM-5 criteria.


This Is: Rape Culture
Presenters: The University of Arkansas RESPECT Peer Educators (Kennedy Anderson, Riley Bane, Katie Berry, Ivan Bibiano, Kamryn Floyd, Bea Keiser, Samson Tamijani, Makayla Passmore, and Abigail Patty)
Location: Kansa A
Track: Violence Prevention

We as peer educators aim to bring awareness to, educate, and identify the intricacies of sexual violence. The aim of “This Is: Rape Culture” is to identify the role Rape Culture plays in sexual violence within societies. Through discussing toxic masculinity, the hierarchy of Rape Culture, it’s presence within media, and how it is displayed on college campuses we hope to diminish its prevalence.


Situational Prevention: Including Experiences of Space and Place in Our Work to End Sexual Violence
Presenter: Holly Rider Milkovich, MA, Senior Director of Prevention Education
Location: Kansa B
Track: Sexual Violence Prevention

As we close in on a decade of increasing, long-overdue research attention and institutional focus on what works in preventing sexual assault, it is clear that while educating individual students and staff is important, it is not enough. It is time to widen our lens to consider the wider landscape of the physical, policy, and social contexts as well. This session will explore a new considering the contexts beyond individual training by introducing the lens of situational prevention. Situational prevention marks a new approach to gathering and assessing environmental data to support decision-making on campus educational efforts, policy, and the built environment related to reducing sexual and gender-based violence. Presenter will share information about situational prevention and provide three case studies of how different campuses are engaging students in participatory actions projects that yield actionable data for prevention pros to incorporate their comprehensive prevention plans.


‘Communi-versity’: Campus and Community Collaboration to Address Substance Misuse
Presenter: Dave Closson
Location: Osage B
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

What happens on campus doesn’t stay on campus. Our students, our employees and our campus are all part of the surrounding community. Substance misuse and related negative outcomes impact those on campus and the surrounding community. A comprehensive approach involving individual and environmental strategies is best. On campus, we may have the resources to implement individual strategies. However, to successfully implement environmental change strategies, you will need to involve multiple partners and to work across multiple settings. In other words, environmental strategies require collaboration. This session will detail the principles of collaboration, identifying needs and opportunities, analyzing and engaging stakeholders, along with keeping the collaboration moving forward. Participants will hear real-world case studies and leave with collaboration tools to use on their campus.


Roundtable Discussion Let's Get Social
Moderators: Avery Broner, Design Assistant, and Julie Zeiger, Vice President of PR and Programming Northwest Missouri State University
Location: Boardroom

Social media can make or break you in today's world. It is important to understand do's and don'ts of the ever changing world of social media, and how it can affect you, your brand, and/or your platform. In this roundtable, you can learn how to build your following, boost your image, and solidify your brand.

10:45am-11:00am Break with Exhibitors, Sponsored by McCallum Place
11:00am-12:00pm
Educational Sessions, Block 2 + Expand
Beliefs and Barriers: Impacts of Mental Health Stigma on Minority Students
Presenter: Jasmine Jones, Triton Health Educator Co-Leader, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Location: Osage A
Track: Mental Health

Student peer educators! Let’s talk about the cultural and social factors that promote mental health stigma in various minority groups on college campuses. In research, it is well-known that exceptional mental health stigma persists in minority groups leading to greater mental health needs and significantly disproportionate rates of seeking mental health services. This interactive workshop will address the differences between personal and public stigma while also discussing the unique experiences of minority students on college campuses to better serve the mental health needs of our students. Student peer educators serve students from many backgrounds and acknowledging this can make programming and recruitment efforts more successful. The presentation will also address cultural, knowledge-based, and stigma specific interventions for reaching diverse audiences.


Sleep: A National Public Health Priority
Presenter: Roberta Donahue, PhD., MCHES, Professor, Health Science, Truman State University
Location: Kansa E
Track: Health and Well-Being
+ CEU: CNE/CME

Healthy People 2020, the United States blueprint for improving our nation’s health, includes “Sleep Health” as one of 42 topics with the greatest impact on public health. Yet, many people still assume reducing hours of sleep is the “best” approach to time management. They often fail to understand the essential role sleep plays in health and well-being. This session addresses typical sleep knowledge gaps among college students such as the impact of alcohol consumption on sleep quality, modifiable environmental factors that may interfere with sleep, and the role of sleep in facilitating learning. Since recommendations from medical professionals are particularly important cues to action for many patients, participants will briefly review their current messages to students about the significance of obtaining adequate sleep.

By the end of the session, those in attendance will be able to describe the relationship between sleep and learning.


Smart Phones and College Student Mental Health
Presenter: Shaun Fossett, Mental Health Clinician, Missouri State University
Location: Kansa C
Track: Mental Health

Throughout history there are few inventions more ubiquitous than the smart phone in our contemporary society. Roughly 75% of Americans and 95% of college students now own a smart phone, and those numbers are only projected to rise in coming years. The consequences of this reality are far-reaching, and several of these implications will be discussed in this presentation. These will include: statistics related to smart phone usage, a discussion of technology addiction, research outcomes related to smart phone use and mental health, potential impact on social relationships, and an exploration of social media. In addition, particular focus will be given to potential ways to move forward in light of the research findings as it relates to these various facets of smart phone use.


Exploring the Adverse Community Environments of Higher Education
Presenter: Sean Marz, MA, LPC
Location: Kansa D
Track: Mental Health
+ CEU: CNE/CME

The impacts of toxic stress and trauma childhood trauma play an important role in how students arrive on the campuses of institutions of higher education. The campuses to which they arrive, however, often how their own histories of community and systemic trauma that have shaped their past and continue to shape their present. In order for these institutions to facilitate opportunities for healing and resilience in students and staff, understanding and exploring this history is critical. This session will explore how Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments intersect on college campuses, how the principles of trauma-informed care offer pathways of healing to these traumas, and how stakeholders across institutions of higher education can advance an equity focused trauma-informed journey at their schools.


Fraudulent Identifications: Wait, Who am I Again?
Presenter: Lt. Christopher Bartolotta and Nancy M. McGee, JD
Location: Sioux
Track: Law Enforcement
+ CEU: POST

From erasing a date of birth and writing a new one with a pencil on a paper document, to creating a high tech credit card style license replica on a laptop, to purchasing a high quality, computer reader friendly identifications, the ID's of today present a difficult challenge to law enforcement officials. A look at some of the security features found on today's driver's licenses, a review of 'good' and 'bad' licenses, a look at national trends of the fraudulent ID market and a reinforcement piece of talking to and norming a subject presenting the ID, will be covered in this session. This session is certified for 1-hour law enforcement credit by the Missouri POST Commission.


E-cigarettes, JUUL, Vape and Youth Use Trends and Perceptions
Presenter: Sara Prem, Advocacy Specialist, American Lung Association, Kansas & Greater Kansas City
Location: Wyandot
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

According to the data released in February 2019, approximately 4.9 million middle and high school students were current users (used in the past 30 days) of some type of tobacco product in 2018, up from 3.6 million in 2017. This increase is driven by an alarming surge in e-cigarette use. The rise in e-cigarette use in the last year is likely due to the recent popularity of certain types of e-cigarettes, such as JUUL. This session will provide an in-depth look at e-cigarettes and JUUL to understand the inner workings of these products, the content of the aerosols they produce and the impacts of third-hand smoke, as well as a discussion of the marketing strategies being used and ideas and tips for advocating for policies to reduce tobacco use among youth and children.

NOTE: e-cigarettes, vape pens, etc. may be abbreviated as e-cigs or vapes, and refer to any device similar to an e-cigarette.


Behavioral Economics: Lessons for Collegiate Prevention Specialists?
Presenter: Robert Chapman, PhD
Location: Osage C
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME, Advanced CECH

This presentation will consider what behavioral economists have to teach AODV prevention specialists. One aspect of Behavioral Economics (BE) is the concept of "choice architecture" or engineering the environment so as to offer individuals subtle "nudges" designed to help them make personal choices and behavioral decisions that enhance their quality of life, personal health, and social responsibility. Various constructs in BE--priming, the affect heuristic, anchoring heuristic, availability heuristics, etc--will provide the vehicle for this discussion while specific suggestions outlining how they apply to the prevention of high-risk student AOD choices will ground this presentation in the "real work" of those attending.


Shatter the Silence (of Domestic Violence)
Presenters: Talia Ayala-Feliciangeli, Student Coordinator of Students for Violence Prevention and Kali Clingerman, Media Manager of Students for Violence Prevention, Pittsburg State University
Location: Kansa A
Track: Violence Prevention

This was the 7th Annual Shatter the Silence of Domestic Violence program that SVP has put on at PSU. This year’s program had an interactive approach to learning about domestic violence dynamics ranging from a barriers activity, self defense workshop, poem reading & balloon release. During the event a victim’s advocate was there to provide support services. This program will discuss the creation & implementation of Shatter the Silence (of domestic violence) while participating in a barriers activity that showcases the barriers victims experience while trying to leave an abusive relationship. There will be time for a question & answer section & for other organizations to share what they have done or plan to do for domestic violence awareness month and domestic violence prevention programming.


Re-Framing Relationships: Realistic Strategies for Promoting Healthy Relationships and Ending Abuse
Presenter: Jeffrey Bucholtz, MA
Location: Kansa B
Track: Violence Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

Relationship violence is endemic in our society. Its victims know no gender, race, class, or border. This interactive lecture examines the systemic causes of relationship abuse by examining our cultural ideas about relationships, gender, power and violence. Using both ecological and social constructionist models, this presentation also explores how conceptualizations of healthy relationships are formed through popular culture, family, and narrative. Through this examination, participants will receive practical strategies for engaging both victims and bystanders in critical dialogues about healthy and abusive relationships.


Hiding in Plain Sight Q & A
Presenter: Greg Holtmeyer, Access and Abilities Coordinator, Lincoln University
Location: Boardroom
Effective Alcohol Education for College Students
Presenters: Jack Whiteman and Nick Lazechko, and MU Student Wellness Advocates
Location: Osage B
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

As Peer Education matures as a field and reaches more students across colleges in the US, it’s important to take into consideration research that helps Peer Educators give more effective presentations, and consequently, benefit more students. Practices that used to be the status quo in our field have been updated, and current research gives us insight into what strategies will have the biggest possible impact on students. After doing an analysis of current research regarding alcohol prevention for college students, Mizzou’s peer education groups are working on redesigning our facilitation and prevention efforts to include personalized normative feedback in a group format. It’s our hope that integrating this evidence based practice into our operations will give more students on our campus the resources they need to thrive, and this presentation will give you the theoretical framework and tools you need to implement personalized normative feedback in alcohol education at your campus.

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch Keynote Session: Cannabis Panel: Lessons Learned and a Roadmap for Future Prevention
1:45pm-2:45pm
Educational Sessions, Block 3 + Expand
Violence Prevention: Applying the Framework of Cultural Responsive Teaching
Presenter: Jazzmine Brooks, Violence Prevention and Green Dot Coordinator, Iowa State University
Location: Osage A
Tracks: Equity and Diversity, Violence Prevention

Green Dot at Iowa State aims to decrease power-based personal violence on campus by utilizing education, outreach, and development as mechanisms for increasing awareness and competency around bystander intervention skills. Student Wellness has created innovative and collaborative approaches to programming and outreach based on the framework of Cultural Responsive Teaching. Learn how to enhance your programming and outreach to connect with diverse audiences, maximize funding and support, and assess knowledge gained.


Navigating and Thriving Through the Challenges of Student Health Leadership
Presenters: James Yankech, Principal, Jim Yankech & Associates; Casey Tallent, National Collegiate Outreach Director, Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health
Location: Kansa E
Track: Health and Well-Being

Collegiate student health leaders are often presented with new challenges - almost on a daily basis it seems. Campus events, student incidents, senior administrative decisions, and health care industry forces can all impact - often unexpectedly - the daily work of student health leaders. This educational and interactive program presented by veteran student health professionals will inform and engage attendees through a review of leadership challenges, self-care techniques, and collaborative leadership skills.


Screening and Diagnosis of TB on College Campuses
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Armitige, MD, PhD
Location: Kansa C
Track: Health and Well-Being
+ CEU: CNE/CME

Screening and Diagnosis of TB on College Campuses is designed for community providers who will be screening and treating patients for tuberculosis (TB) on college campuses. The goal of this presentation is to identify individuals who are at risk of having TB or coming into contact with TB, explain the diagnostic tools used to screen for TB and understand the process of a clinical assessment of a patient with or suspected of having TB.


QPR - Gatekeeper Certification Training for Suicide Prevention
Presenters: Amanda Gowin, Professor, Health and Exercise Science and Lauren Williams, Counselor, Westminster College
Location: Kansa D
Track: Mental Health

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

This training would be helpful for people involved in risk management, those who serve as student leaders, and anyone interested in possibly saving a life. According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.


Understanding the Different Forms of Cannabis
Presenter: Officer Ryan Snow, M.Ed.
Location: Sioux
Tracks: Law Enforcement, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: POST

This session looks at the various forms of cannabis that are available. Participants will learn the different ways cannabis is being marketed and how that impacts the ability to recognize the drug and the individuals that are using it. Ways to interview potential users of the drug in order to gain confessions will also be discussed.


Talking to Brick Walls: Analyzing Common Resistance Points when Working with Fraternity and Sorority Life
Presenter: Logan Davis, Outreach and Engagement Manager, Higher Education Center
Location: Wyandot
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

Engaging fraternity and sorority life in prevention work can often feel defeating. As if no one is listening and everything that is being said is going in one ear and out the other. If you have ever been in this situation, you know it can feel as though you are speaking an entirely different language. This session will explore this very idea: the different languages of fraternity (brotherhood) sorority and (sisterhood). Using research from an in-depth study and overlaying it data on collegiate student substance use/misuse, this session will create a discussion about how different views of brotherhood, sisterhood and substance use/misuse can create great misunderstanding and what chapters and community leaders can do to help try and get the brick wall to talk back.


Addiction Part 2: Focus on Opioid Use Disorder
Presenter: Alёna A. Balasanova, MD, FAPA
Location: Osage C
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME, Advanced CECH

In this presentation, we will begin by summarizing epidemiological trends in substance use prevalence with an emphasis on opioids. We will also review traditional treatment models and discuss their limitations. We will conclude by describing medication-assisted treatment as an evidence-based treatment option for opioid use disorder.


Campus Sexual Violence: The Nuances of Response
Presenter: Mary Wyandt-Hiebert, University of Arkansas and Kim Webb, Washington University
Location: Kansa A
Track: Violence Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

This program focuses on compelling reasons that compassionate response is important to resiliency, post-traumatic growth, access to resources, and retention. Response from individuals, community, and the institution in the wake of sexual violence sets the trajectory of victims/survivors experiences. Identifying and engaging in opportunities for trauma-informed response promotes greater potential for overall wellness.


The Pop Culture Paradox:  Media Literacy, Advocacy and Sexual Violence
Presenter: Jeffery Bucholtz, MA
Location: Kansa B
Track: Violence Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

The stories that we tell about ourselves and each other through popular culture are a powerful tool for not only unraveling our cultural construct and understanding the roots of violence, but are also critical tools in how to better understand and assist survivors.  In this stimulating presentation participants will explore how popular culture impacts our ideas about gender, health, agency, happiness, relationships, self-concept, sex, and sexual violence. This presentation will also explore experiences of male victims of sexual assault. This presentation is well suited for any classes exploring issues of media/popular culture, classes on interpersonal violence, peer education groups, student health educators, prevention educators, etc.


Peer Education Programming Surrounding St. Pat’s: A Comprehensive Approach
Presenters: Chelsea George, Wellness Coordinator Adam Rice, Peer Wellness Educator
Location: Osage B
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

St. Pat’s festivities are a long celebrated tradition on the Missouri S&T campus. In this presentation, using best practices to address the increased alcohol consumption during this event will be discussed. Some background information will be given on the St. Pat’s celebratory traditions, and data will be provided to talk about the increases in alcohol consumption during this specific time of year. From there, best practice strategies will be shared, and we will cover what it looks like to use those strategies in peer education programming during the weeks leading up to St. Pat’s. Participants will then have the opportunity to brainstorm their own ideas for implementing a comprehensive approach in a program for their specific campus.


Roundtable Discussion How to Make Peer Health Education a Career
Presenters: Stephanie Spitz, Campus Victim Advocate and Taylor Panczer, MPH, CHES, Prevention & Wellness Program Coordinator, Pittsburg State University
Location: Boardroom

This program will consist of a roundtable discussion on how to make peer health education a career, exploring joining the workforce in this ever expanding field of public health and related sub-fields. Presenters will lead participants through the process of understanding one’s leadership and communication styles, where to find professional developmental experience and how to translate transferable skills acquired as a peer health educator, as well as how to address strengths and weaknesses in your community. Presenters will have prompts for participants sharing information and encouraging responses and discussing shared experiences in these related topics. If you're interested in turning peer health education into a career, we invite you to join us to find out how to!

2:45pm-3:00pm Break with Exhibitors, Sponsored by Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery
3:00pm-4:00pm
Educational Sessions, Block 4 + Expand
Sexual Rights are Human Rights: The Importance of Pleasure and Desire in Sexuality Education
Presenter: Danielle Koonce, Violence Prevention Coordinator, Northwest Missouri State University
Location: Osage A
Track: Equity and Diversity

Pleasure and desire are often omitted in discussion of sexual health. When pleasure is discussed, disproportionate focus is often on the negative consequences, with greater focus placed on STI prevention and unintended pregnancy prevention. Identity and social location also impact the type of sex ed students receive. Unquestioned stereotypes about women, minorities, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQIA+ folks combined with structural barriers has resulted in disparate knowledge about and access to sexual and reproductive health resources. We will discuss and engage with a new framework to envision sexual health programming that focuses on sexual rights as human rights and allows for open and honest discussions about pleasure and desire.


Creativity, Vulnerability & The Art of Risk-Taking
Presenter: Anne Rulo, Counselor
Location: Kansa E
Track: Health and Well-Being

Regardless of the category of your creativity, it takes vulnerability and risk-taking to step into something you have not done before. This workshop will explore barriers to creativity, practical steps when getting started with a creative activity as well as internal and external supports you can put in place to keep you going. Creativity will be discussed both within and outside of the arts (i.e. writing vs. business leadership). Whether you need personal support to pursue your design or you are in a position at your school where you motivate others who are seeking to discover more about who they are, this workshop will give you valuable takeaways. Vulnerability, risk-taking, and growth mindset will be guiding principles in this workshop.


ABC - Achieving Body Confidence
Presenters: Kira Schneider, Co-President and Maggie Fox, Presentations Director, Active Minds
Location: Kansa C
Track: Health and Well-Being

This program aims to educate the audience on the various types of eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors, as well as exposing the negative influences of diet culture and social media have on self-esteem, body positivity, and the development of eating disorder pathology. This program will also address some counter cultures that are attempting to alleviate the pressures of the “thin ideal” such as the Fat Acceptance, Body Positivity and Health At Every Size Movements.


Survivor to Thriver: Turning Your Secrets into Stories
Presenter: Kacie Sandlin, Counseling Graduate Student, Missouri Baptist University
Location: Kansa D
Track: Mental Health

This presentation will combine personal experiences of suicide loss, suicidal ideation, and counseling education. Attendees will learn how becoming self-aware about their personal mental health can create a more effective outreach program. Warning signs and risk factors of suicide will be addressed, as well as instruction on how to effectively utilize a risk assessment tool with no clinical knowledge. This session will speak to students, leaders, educators, counselors, and advocates at all levels.


Missouri Liquor Law & Enforcement: Whose Job is it Anyway?
Presenter: Nancy M. McGee, JD
Location: Sioux
Track: Law Enforcement
+ CEU: POST

Description: In this session the participant will learn the role, reach, and limitations of the Missouri Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control in regulating the State’s alcohol industry. The participant will learn the most frequently used statutes in the enforcement of Missouri’s Liquor Laws. Emphasis will be placed upon how the liquor laws used in conjunction with local ordinances can be used to create a safer, healthier, and more responsible alcohol environment for their communities. In addition, the participant will gain an understanding of the resources of the Division and how they can partner with the Division to increase their local reach and effectiveness.  This course is Missouri Post Certified for 1 hour of Legal Studies.


Drunkorexia: Developing a Collaborative Campus Response
Presenters: James Yankech, Principal, Jim Yankech & Associates; Casey Tallent, National Collegiate Outreach Director, Eating Recovery Center/Insight Behavioral Health
Location: Wyandot
Track: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

Drunkorexia is a rising trend commonly observed in college students, in which individuals intentionally restrict before binge drinking. Nearly 50% of students report intentionally restricting before drinking alcohol. Those who restrict to avoid weight gain score higher on eating disorder inventories and those who restrict to get drunk more quickly score higher on substance abuse inventories. Additionally, up to 35% of patients who suffer from substance abuse exhibit eating disorder behaviors that often remain undetected by their treatment teams. In this engaging presentation, Dr. Casey Tallent and Dr. James Yankech will discuss collaborative campus based interventions to assess for eating disorders among those presenting with substance use disorders, the similarities of the two illnesses, and integrated treatment.


Part A: Motivational Interviewing (MI): The “Secret Sauce” of Student Engagement
Presenter: Robert Chapman, PhD
Location: Osage C
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME, Advanced CECH

Although many in higher education are familiar with the concept of Motivational Interviewing and, perhaps, even its basic philosophy and techniques, appreciating just how useful this approach to interacting with students can be when it comes to affecting their individual behavior may still elude some. This 1st of a 2-part workshop on MI will concentrate on what it is about MI that makes it particularly suited to working with contemporary collegians. Although some of the basic tenets of MI will be mentioned, this meeting is not so much designed as a “how to” workshop as it is a “why we should” session.


Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Programming On College Campuses
Presenters: Madison Brooks and Megan Kammer, University of Arkansas
Location: Kansa A
Track: Violence Prevention

As the Graduate Assistants of STAR Central within the University of Arkansas we aim to educate others on the programs we have developed and implemented to bring awareness to sexual assault on college campuses. We will discuss the classes offered through the Public Health Department that provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge on the various aspects of sexual and relationship violence. Finally, we will touch on the management and supervision of our multi-award winning peer education internship program.


Yes Yes Yes!
Presenter: Jeffrey Bucholtz, MA
Location: Kansa B
Track: Violence Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

Together We Can is a fun and interactive way to take a look at the ways in which our culture facilitates sexual violence. Participants will explore ideas about healthy sex, obtaining consent, the language of violence, and the role popular culture plays in promoting unhealthy ideas about sex and consent. Together We Can is a thought provoking and motivational workshop for anyone with the desire and passion to build a world free from sexual violence. This presentation is ideal for campus-wide educational sessions or targeting high-risk communities.


Prevention through Screening: An Effective No-Frills Way to Reduce Alcohol Misuse and Abuse
Presenter: B.K. Taylor, Assistant Director Wellness Services: Prevention, Outreach, and Education
Location: Osage B
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

Through this presentation you will learn the complete process of mental health, alcohol, and other drugs screening from the theoretical underpinning to the assessment of the program and be given the tools to implement within your own institution.  Within one year of implement of the Northwest Screening Program Northwest Missouri State University saw a 4% reduction of binge drinking with in the general population and a 11% reduction of binge drinking within the Greek population. Come and ask questions to see if this program fits for your institution.


Roundtable Discussion The Use of Emerging Technology and Community Policing on Campus
Moderator: Doug Roberts, Police Chief, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Location: Boardroom

This discussion will focus on the collaboration of community policing techniques on a campus (foot patrol, active involvement in campus organizations by management) and emerging technology aspects (phone applications, mass emergency messaging, cameras, door locks).

4:15pm-5:15pm
Educational Sessions, Block 5 + Expand
Intersections of Self Discovery and Wellness
Presenter: Morgan Allen, Peer Wellness Educator, Iowa State University
Location: Osage A
Track: Equity and Diversity

Presentation features Iowa State University Peer Wellness Educators’ new initiative The Well Podcast. Peer Wellness Educators will discuss the structures and skills to host difficult dialogue around various topics that impact the intersections of wellness and salient identities – gender, race/ethnicity class, ability, first language, body size, age, etc. Participants will leave with tools and strategies for implementation.


Battling the Burnout: Maintaining Your Mental Health as a Peer Educator
Presenter: Lilly Germeroth, Peer Wellness Educator, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Location: Kansa C
Track: Mental Health

As amazing and rewarding peer education is, sometimes such emotional investment can take its toll. In this discussion-based session, attendees will learn about compassion fatigue, and effective ways to counteract it. An effective strategy to lessen compassion fatigue is to understand that others have experienced it too, and that those feelings are justified. This session can be for anyone on their journey through the “slump”, not just those currently in it. Attendees are encouraged to share their personal peer education stories in groups, but participation is not strictly required.


Opioid Overdose Identification and Response
Presenters: Officer Ryan Snow, M.Ed. & Dave Closson
Location: Kansa D
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

The prescription drug epidemic has been widespread on college campuses and 50% of college students are offered a prescription drug for nonmedical purposes by their sophomore year. The proportion of college students using prescription drugs has gone up dramatically: use of opioids such as vicoden, oxycotin, and codeine have increased more than 300%. Students embrace the misconception that prescription drugs are “safer” than illegal narcotics and the prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs is increasing. Opioids are on your campus and this session will teach you a foundational understanding of the opioid public health crisis and the overdose epidemic. You will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, how to respond to an overdose, naloxone access and good samaritan laws. This session is certified for 1-hour credit for Missouri POST law enforcement credit.


The 21st Birthday Project
Presenter: Jean DeDonder, Alcohol & Other Drug Education Director, Lafene Health Center, Kansas State University
Location: Wyandot
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

Lafene Health Center, Kansas State University implemented an innovative program: The 21st Birthday Project. This harm reduction program, developed for college students turning 21, was originally designed by Virginia Tech Hokie Wellness. College students turning 21 are invited to meet with a Peer Educator for a brief (15 minute) educational session regarding responsible alcohol use and harm reduction strategies. Once the eligible student completes the educational session, the student receives a “celebration coupon book” as an incentive for participation in the aforementioned brief intervention. This celebration coupon book provides exclusive coupons from Community Partners free and/or reduced price food along with coupons promoting alternative fun activities to celebrate their 21st birthday. This new program has been well received by students and University administrators.


Part B: Motivational Interviewing (MI): Embracing the Spirit of the Law
Presenter: Robert Chapman, PhD
Location: Osage C
Track: Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME, Advanced CECH

As we are about to begin the 2nd quintile of the 21st Century, there are likely few readers unaware of Motivational Interviewing (MI). That said, acronyms like OARS, FRAMES, and other similar pneumonic tools from MI are also likely familiar terms. This familiarity, however, may…and I emphasize may…give rise to a problem when practitioners employ these strategies and techniques of MI in their work. This potential problem results from being proficient in their use but lacking when it comes to purveying the spirit of MI.

Although the use of MI strategies and techniques without necessarily conveying the spirit of MI is better than the traditional “attack therapy” approach used when “confronting” high-risk student behaviors, when its strategies and techniques are couched in the spirit of MI, that is when the magic truly happens in brief motivational interactions. As an adage in AA goes, people do not care what you know until they know that you care. This sense of “being cared for” does not automatically result from the use of “technique.” Rather, it results from that more intangible “something else” or “extra” that may best be described as the “aura” that surrounds the use of MI’s techniques and strategies.


Trauma-Informed Programming
Presenter: Allie Halbert, Prevention Specialist, Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Kansa A
Track: Violence Prevention

In this session, participants will learn various concepts about trauma-informed programming. This will include a brief overview of how trauma affects students and the student experience; how to be trauma-informed while program/event planning; and ways to strengthen resiliency within the group and during programming. Participants will have the opportunity to explore an existing event/program and develop the skills necessary build their own trauma-informed programming in the future.


“Liberate” Student Voices in Prevention Planning
Presenter: Holly Rider Milkovich, Senior Director of Prevention Education, Everfi
Location: Kansa B
Track: Violence Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

As prevention professionals, we know that a best practice is to engage student participation in the prevention strategic planning process; we also know that building trust with students includes sharing institutional data policies, or procedures, and gathering their responses and thoughts. But how do we effectively engage student voices when we have limited time, resources, and access to students. Based on “Liberating Structures” this session will share (and practice!) activities that can be delivered with large groups of students or other stakeholders to gather their ideas, engage their perspective, and collect data on their interests and concerns.


Perspectives of Mental Health Crisis Response on Campus: A Panel Discussion with Saint Louis University
Presenter: TBA
Location: Osage B
Track: Mental Health

This session will be held in a panel based conversation with representatives from Saint Louis University. Each panelist will represent the different perspectives of how they may interact or view a mental health crisis or concern on a college campuses. Panelists will share strategies on how to help those struggling with their mental health.

Roundtable Discussion The Marijuana Carousel: Are You Ready for this Ride?
Moderator: Dr. Janice Putnam
Location: Boardroom

This marijuana round-table discussion is an opportunity for participants to get together in an informal setting to answer questions, share thoughts and reflect on experiences related to marijuana culture, issues and activity on college campuses. Dr. Janice Putnam will be facilitating discussions between the participants. There is no formal presentation, rather participants will focus their questions and conversations on the topic of marijuana use on college campuses. A summary of the highlights of these conversations will be shared at the conclusion of the session.

5:15pm CCHA Reception and Business Meeting in Sioux (by invitation only)
5:15pm Open 12-Step Meeting in Salon C

Saturday, April 6

7:00am-8:15am Continental Breakfast
7:00am-11:00am Registration Table and Presenters Table Open in Lobby Foyer
8:15am-9:15am
9:15am-9:45am Check out of hotel
9:15am-9:45am Q & A Follow-up with Keynote Jim Marshall
Location: Kansa A/B
9:45am-10:45am
Educational Sessions, Block 6 + Expand
Do What I Say, Not What I Do: Are We Modeling Self-Care
Presenter: Scott Breedlove, Assistant Director - Missouri Credentialing Board
Location: Kansa A/B
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

This presentation will provide an overview of the topic self-care/compassion fatigue. The session will include a discussion of common definitions, a self-care inventory checklist, compassion fatigue warning signs and techniques to prevent and/or reduce compassion fatigue. A sample wellness plan template will be provided to attendees.


College Alcohol Trends
Presenters: Nancy M. McGee, JD & Lt. Christopher Bartolotta
Location: Sioux
Tracks: Law Enforcement, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

In this session the participant will learn about the current consumption patterns of college aged individuals to include quantity, location, and type. The session will also cover emerging alcohol trends and marketing strategies on college campuses that will impact university resources and challenge law enforcement agencies. The session covers the emergence of “Brand Ambassadors” to promote alcohol companies to the sale of alcohol at college sporting events. The session will question if these decisions are wise in the long run and in the short run how do we adjust university policies and enforcement strategies to deal with the inherent issues that these trends pose. This session is designed for anyone who deals with alcohol issues on campus and in the community to include; law enforcement, health care professionals, Resident Assistants and even administrators. This session is certified for 1-hour credit for Missouri POST law enforcement credit.


Mental Health on College Campuses: A Closer Look at Eating Disorders
Presenter: Marie-Laure Firebaugh, Clinical Research Coordinator and Coordinator of the Missouri Eating Disorders Council’s Body U Program, Washington University School of Medicine
Location: Kansa C
Track: Mental Health

The prevalence of mental health problems among college populations has risen steadily in recent decades, with one-third of college students struggling with anxiety, depression, or an eating disorder. Yet, only 20-40% of college students with mental disorders receive treatment. Inadequacies in mental health care delivery result in prolonged illness, disease progression, poorer prognosis, and greater likelihood of relapse. This session conducted by Marie-Laure Firebaugh, LMSW will review the work of the Missouri Eating Disorders Council to address these issues through its Body U Program and provide an overview of the most common mental health problems on college campuses, with a focus on eating disorders. Information on how individuals on college campuses can help someone with an eating disorder will be provided.


Suicide Prevention on College Campuses: Ideas to Move Us Forward
Presenter: Dr. Jackie Kibler, Associate Professor, School of Health Science and Wellness- Northwest Missouri State University
Location: Kansa D
Track: Mental Health
+ CEU: CNE/CME

The model that many college campuses, and schools in general, have been using for suicide prevention is to provide factual information about the warning signs of suicide and then directing students to resources for help. The good news is that we have more students than ever reaching out for help at our counseling centers. The bad news is that many counseling centers are struggling to keep up with the current demand. This interactive breakout session will discuss different approaches and ideas for addressing suicide prevention on college campuses.


HORNY the Sex Box
Presenter: Matisse Monty, Peer Educator, Fort Lewis College/WellPAC
Location: Osage A
Track: Health and Well-Being

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX BABYY! We start with the basics of sexual health, defining key terms and key issues, so everyone is on the same page. Then, learn a brief history of sex education in the U.S. and where the future of sex education is going. Hint: Sex Positive Sex Education! Then I will talk about HORNY the Sex Box, a program created for filling a gap in sex education on my college campus. We will end the session discussing how we can all create more sex positive environments back at our own schools/organizations. Take your sex education game to the next level!


Sexual and Relationship Violence: Using ACHA’s Toolkit to Build a Trauma Informed Campus
Presenters: Mary A. Wyandt-Hiebert, PhD, MCHES, CWHC, CA & Kim Webb
Location: Osage B
Track: Violence Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME, Advanced CECH

From toolkit to practice, this session explores the use of the newly released toolkit, “Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach” from the American College Health Association. With a public health framework, the toolkit comprehensively addresses the necessity for trauma-informed systems to better serve the needs related to sexual and relationship violence prevention and response.


Following the Five Roles of a Peer Educator: Building a Peer Education Group on a Non-Traditional Campus
Presenters: Kaylie Cunningham, President of Triton Health Educators; Jill Beckerle, Co-vice president of Triton Health Educators; Jasmine Jones, Co-vice president of Triton Health Educators; Freba Amin, Health and Wellness Coordinator; University of Missouri-St. Louis
Location: Wyandot
Track: Health and Well-Being

Peer education is not a recent concept, it goes back as far as 19th century England; building a bridge between students and education. Creating an environment where students feel comfortable communicating, inferring, and learning about topics such as physical, mental, and sexual health, drugs, and alcohol. In this presentation, you will learn how UMSL educators used the five roles of being a peer educator to build a successful group and community on their campus. This presentation addresses the challenges our group has encountered including recruitment, recognition by campus, producing events, and most importantly, development of our Peer Educators. The executive team will open a discussion on what it means to be a peer educator, and why they have an important role on their campus.


What's with this Alcohol Report? Understanding the Standard Field Sobriety Tests
Presenter: James Young, Crime Prevention Officer, University of Missouri Police Department
Location: Osage C
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention

A breakdown of the Standard Field Sobriety Tests and their administration and clues of impairment. We will go over the detection process and the three standard tests used for detection of impaired driving and alcohol enforcement. Designed for those not in law enforcement, such as individuals involved in the conduct process, peer adjudicators, and Title IX investigators.


We’re Here: Now What? Developing a Space for Survivors of Interpersonal and Sexual Violence
Presenters: Donna St. Sauver, Coordinator Campus Violence Prevention; Rachel Fox, President of Redhawks Rising; Kyleigh Williamson, Vice President Redhawks Rising; and Kegan Summers, Treasurer Redhawks Rising, Southeast Missouri State University
Location: Kansa E
Track: Violence Prevention

Empowered survivors create culture change. In this interactive program you will hear directly from a diverse group of student survivors who have emerged as leaders on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Learn specific strategies to retain survivors, reduce trauma response, amplify survivor voices and support student leaders in sexual violence prevention in your community. Gain skills to promote collaboration with Greeks, athletes and other high-risk populations. Discover self-care strategies that enabled these survivor leaders to experience post-traumatic growth. Experience interactive activities that are easy to facilitate and can be used in the classroom or with small groups as soon as you return to your campus.

Roundtable Discussion Greek Life Issues on Campus
Presenter: TBA
Location: Boardroom
10:45am-11:00am Check out of hotel
11:00am-12:00pm
Educational Sessions, Block 7 + Expand
Recovery: Everything I Needed to Know I Learned In This Session
Presenter: Scott Breedlove, Assistant Director- Missouri Credentialing Board
Location: Kansa A/B
Track: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention
+ CEU: CNE/CME

This session will be an overview of the current Behavioral Health Recovery movement. The session will include updated information on current recovery practices and language and will include descriptions of current recovery technology that is expanding the reach of recovery resources.


Mitigating Conflict through De-Escalation Techniques
Presenter: Amanda Cullin, Lieutenant at the Northwest Missouri State University Police Department
Location: Sioux
Track: Law Enforcement
+ CEU: POST

Diffusing challenging situations effectively requires knowledge and control of self along with patience and practice. Mitigating conflict addresses the causes of conflict and how to change the way individuals and groups act and perceive these issues through communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, while activating needed resources. Learn and practice specific, personalized strategies and tactics to keep yourself, your team, and your students safe.


A Students Guide to Mental Health Policy Reform
Presenter: Abby Mason, President of Active Minds at Rockhurst University, Active Minds
Location: Kansa C
Track: Mental Health

Did you know an average of 1,100 college students die by suicide every year in the United States? College campus suicide prevention policies such as crisis hotline numbers on ID cards and mental health statements in university syllabi can provide life-saving resources for students. It can be the college students themselves who see the need for such resources on their campuses, but may not know how to make these changes happen. In this session, students from Rockhurst University’s Active Minds Chapter will provide the tips and tricks they used to generate mental health policy reform on their campus in the hopes other students can utilize them to generate these changes on their own campuses too.


Speaking About Suicide: Tips for Safe & Successful Messaging
Presenter: Shelby Rowe, Youth Suicide Prevention Program Manager- Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Location: Kansa D
Track: Mental Health
+ CEU: CNE/CME

How we communicate about suicide in media and in prevention messages makes a difference. By strategically crafting the language we use when speaking about suicide, we can more effectively communicate that suicide is preventable and mental illnesses are treatable.


Best Practices in Student Health Insurance
Presenters: James Yankech, Principal and Casey Tallent, National Collegiate Outreach Director, Jim Yankech & Associates
Location: Osage A
Track: Health and Well-Being

It seems like the student health insurance horizon is constantly changing. Federal government policies, market forces, individual policy coverage changes, and provider availability and contracts impact plan availability, plan benefits, and access to care. Navigating these changes and ensuring student access to care often create challenges for student health administrators and providers. The needs and circumstances of international students add to the complexity. This interactive session will provide an opportunity for attendee discourse about the challenges faced by administrators and providers and also the opportunity to review best practices and possible solutions relative to ensuring student access to health insurance coverage and student health center administrative effectiveness.


Sex and Candy: Addressing the Complexity of Consent Through an Interactive Presentation with Fraternity Members
Presenters: Kaylee Richmond, Graduate Student and Kaylie Cunningham, President of Triton Health Educators, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Location: Osage B
Track: Violence Prevention, Health and Well-Being

Sexual assault rates on college campuses are high (Muehlenhard et al., 2016). Only three sexual assault prevention programs have been effective in reducing sexual assault perpetration (DeGue et al., 2014). This may be because talking about consent and sexual assault can be a difficult topic, especially with men who may view this topic as blaming, which may promote defensiveness. To reduce defensiveness, UMSL Triton Health Educators utilized the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum to take a different approach to educating Fraternity men about consent by building a foundation for sex positivity and inclusivity. Presentation will highlight how educating fraternity men from a sex positive, non-judgmental approach with an emphasis on sexual communication can impact the understanding of consent and reduce the risk of sexual assault.


Components of Effective Prevention Programming
Presenter: Eric S. Davidson, PhD, MCHES®, CSPS, Eastern Illinois University Health and Counseling Services
Location: Wyandot
Track: Health and Well-Being
+ CEU: CNE/CME, Advanced CECH

This program will highlight research findings and standards of practice that focus on elements and characteristics effective programs across a wide variety of topical issues and disciplines. Information provided will assist administrators and program planners in better identifying individual programs and interventions that will best meet your school’s and /or community’s comprehensive program’s needs.

12:00pm-1:30pm
Closing Luncheon and the NASPA BACCHUS Initiatives Region IV-W Awards Ceremony in Shawnee Ballroom + Expand

Special awards will be given out from NASPA BACCHUS Initiatives Region IV-W including Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Alumni, Outstanding Student, and Outstanding Program, and Outstanding Senior. Please bring your conference evaluation to this luncheon. If you are departing before the conference ends, please bring it to the registration/information table in the hotel lobby.