Hanley Center Foundation, a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit, is presenting a “Spring Symposia Series.” Industry experts will present and discuss hot topics across several counties, including Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River, in April, May, and June. The symposia series is free and open to the public, and also provides CEUs to professionals in attendance.
The first event in the series, “Preventing College and Adolescent ADHD and Stimulant Medication Misuse,” takes place on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 in Fort Pierce and Boca Raton, respectively, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. David Arnold, an authority on college alcohol and substance abuse prevention, will explore what communities can do to reduce medication misuse, reduce barriers to success and enhance communities and students. The day-long conversation will review current data and literature on ADHD misuse; explore current SAMHSA strategic prevention framework; review peer-to-peer education and support methodologies; and will include a group implementation and process discussion, so attendees can execute on specific ideas.
The Spring Symposia Series is sponsored by Hanley Center Foundation, the Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families. “Preventing College and Adolescent ADHD and Stimulant Medication Misuse” is hosted by Life of Purpose Treatment, Palm Beach State College – Boca Raton Campus, Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, and Indian River State College.
The April 21 event takes place at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at Indian River State College, 4600 Kirby Loop Rd.; Fort Pierce. The April 22 event takes place at Palm Beach State College, the Boca Raton Campus, at 801 Palm Beach State College Dr.; Boca Raton. Six CEUs will be available through the Florida Certification Board, Florida Board of Psychology, Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Florida Board of Nursing.