School Substance Use Policy & Implementation - Restorative Approaches (HHS Region 1)

Date: August 9, 2023 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table  

Time: 1:00 PM—2:15 PM EST

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Join us for an interactive virtual session to learn more about implementing restorative approaches with school substance use policies. Presenter Lee Anne Dodge will share her experience and lessons learned from implementing a policy based in restorative approaches within the South Portland School District, followed by interactive group discussion to help participants think about what the process of implementing restorative approaches to address substance use within their own communities might look like. Please come prepared to actively engage in discussion and learning!


The Presenter

Lee Anne Dodge, Coalition Director of SoPo Unite, All Ages All Ins

Lee Anne has been in the field of substance use prevention for over 20 years. She is a prevention specialist and is a Prime For Life instructor. She began her prevention career at the University of New Hampshire as a residence hall director and then worked at the New Hampshire Teen Institute and focused on underage drinking and tobacco prevention for middle and high school students. She moved to Maine in 2001 and worked at AdCare Educational Institute on a grant on underage drinking and worked with nine community coalitions. She then worked with the Office of Substance Abuse on the One Me State Incentive Grant with twenty- three coalitions. She then worked at the University of Southern Maine as the Asst. Director of Student Life (substance use prevention/intervention/ and wellness). She has been the Program Director of SoPo Unite, a Drug Free Communities Coalition in South Portland Maine for the past five years. In 2018, South Portland School District adopted a restorative approach to substance use violations, one of the only districts in the country that uses this approach.


About the webinar: This webinar is hosted by the New England (HHS Region 1) Prevention Technology Transfer Center in response to an identified need for additional training on environmental strategies to address alcohol misuse. The New England PTTC is supported through a cooperative agreement from SAMHSA. Participants will receive a certificate of participation for 1.25 contact hours (no partial credit will be awarded).

Starts: Aug. 9, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: Aug. 9, 2023 2:15 pm
Registration Deadline
August 9, 2023
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