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LILLIAN AND LARRY GOODMAN DRUG PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS CEREMONY - Free CEUs!

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LILLIAN AND LARRY GOODMAN DRUG PREVENTION SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS CEREMONY:


 


ADDRESSING STIGMA IN PREVENTION


 


This inaugural awards ceremony and symposium on addressing stigma in prevention will be held at Roosevelt University on October 11, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm in the Murray Green Library, followed by a networking reception from 5pm to 6pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  For professionals who register, two CEUs and CPDUs will be available. The event is co-sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center and Roosevelt University’s Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy and our College of Education.

Author and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will deliver the keynote speech and share his own struggles with alcohol, followed by a panel discussion with a team of experts on substance use, abuse and stigma. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker will emcee the event.  


Where:  430 S. Michigan Avenue, 10th Floor, Murray Green Library
When: October 11, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm. Networking from 5pm to 6pm.
Cost: Free and open to the public, but please register in advance at this link:
http://goodmansymposium.eventbrite.com/
Who: Alumni, teachers, students, professional counselors and preventionists. Two CEUs and CPDUs will be offered.

Stigma plays a significant role in the field of substance abuse prevention--from asking for help or getting treatment, to being perceived as an addict/alcoholic or the opposite--as not being part of the "in" crowd if one is not using. The panel discussion will include the following individuals:
•    Peter Palanca (Moderator), Vice President, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities; 
•    Sara Howe, CEO, Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association; 
•    Dr. T. Celeste Napier, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Director of the Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction at Rush University Medical Center;
•    Terry London, Assistant Director, Chicago Institute for Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy;
•    Neil Steinberg, Writer, Chicago Sun-Times and author of Drunkard: A Hard Drinking Life;
•    Dr. Kristina Peterson, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Services, Roosevelt University.


Roosevelt University, College of Education, is an approved continuing education provider and will offer two (2.0) Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for educational professionals and two (2.0) National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) clock hours (CEUs) for mental health, prevention and treatment professionals. 

For more information contact Kathie Kane-Willis at kkane@roosevelt.edu

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