Wellspring Center for Prevention

Promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities
through the prevention of addiction-related problems across the lifespan.
Monday, 01 May 2017 12:07

15TH Annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit Coming June 9th

Event’s theme is “Roads to Recovery”

The 15th Annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017. This year’s event, titled “Roads to Recovery”, will be held at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ.

The Summit will feature welcoming remarks by Andrew Carey, Middlesex County Prosecutor who will also provide a “State of the County” presentation. Four workshops have been scheduled including a presentation on “How Did We Get Here?” a discussion covering the opioid epidemic. A panel discussion will also cover an exploration of the “Local Responses”. One of two afternoon workshops will feature a “Supporting recovery” panel, and conclude with a workshop presentation of personal perspectives.

The conference is designed for nurses, parents, coaches, health educators, municipal officials, emergency services, municipal alliances, treatment providers, prevention specialists, school administrators, student assistance counselors, and law enforcement professionals. Attendees can receive CEUs provided by the Addictions Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ) and the New Jersey Department of Education/Professional Development. Continuing nursing education credits will also be made available the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

Individuals interested in attending the event must register in advance. Online registration is available at www.wellspringprevention.org. There is a $10 fee to attend the conference.

Exhibitors can participate by purchasing an exhibit table enabling them to provide additional information and resources. A $50 fee is required for each exhibitor table.

The conference is sponsored by: Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Middlesex County Municipal Alliance Program, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and Wellspring Center for Prevention.