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Risk Reduction Through Education and Characterization 2018

January 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

IMG_6905Mark your calendars now! Registration to open soon!

Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Thursday Jan. 25, 2018

This training is designed for those groups and individuals interested in teaching Risk Reduction programs in their community using a variety of means including Educational Characterization. It will provide new and creative techniques and approaches to enhancing your Risk Reduction efforts.  This training was the first of its kind ever offered nationwide and continues to be a premier learning opportunity for Educational Characterization.  The conference will offer numerous workshops covering subjects to advance your programs to keep educators moving towards our destination: keeping all ages safe.

pen**NEW – We are offering a pre-conference training on Jan. 22 – “Program Objective Creation from Start to Finish.”   Conference attendees can register for this class at a reduced rate.  Register now and save!**

Questions should be routed to our conference chair: Barbie Skeen – afbeabarbie@gmail.com

Conference location:
Bullhead Chamber of Commerce
1251 Hwy 95
Bullhead City, AZ

Hotel information to come.

General Session Speaker Announced

Siete_smallWe are proud to bring Stephanie Siete, Public Information Officer for Community Bridges, to the conference. Stephanie has been providing drug prevention and education services for more than 15 years, focusing on targeted messages to youth, parents, teachers and administrators in school districts and colleges, locally and nationally. Stephanie is the 2016 recipient of the FBI Phoenix Division’s Director’s Community Leadership Award.

She will address drug trends in Arizona and nationally. You will be able to identify the new forms marijuana, learn about the latest opioid use trends (fentanyl, pink, heroin, etc.) and understand the risks associated with vaping, modding and juuling.

Don’t miss our Wednesday Night Keynotes!

In the early morning hours of January 19, 2000, the lives of thousands or maybe even millions were changed as a result of a great tragedy. On the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, while most of the more than 600 freshman slept, an arson fire was started in the 3rd floor lounge of the 6-story freshmen residence hall, Boland Hall. As the fire alarms wailed, most students thought it was just another false fire alarm, like the 30 or more false alarms that sounded the semester before. No one had any idea that there was a real fire, let alone where the fire was or how to get out of harms way.

shawnandAlvaroRoommates Alvaro Llanos and Shawn Simons were amongst the 4 victims who were severely burned and left clinging for life after that fire. Tragically, Shawn and Alvaro lost 3 fellow classmates.  The cause would later be revealed a result of arson of two of their other freshman classmates who set a banner on a bulletin board on fire as a drunken prank.

Join us Wednesday night to hear their story of survival, perseverance, inspiration, hope, courage and friendship. They inspire students and professionals to know that although life has many obstacles, you can overcome them by drawing strength, knowledge and motivation from those around you.

Learn more about their story here.

Stay tuned as our agenda continues to take shape!

 Continental breakfast and lunch served each day of conference. Wednesday night banquet dinner held at the host hotel.


January 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am
January 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Bullhead City Chamber of Commerce
Bullhead City, AZ United States + Google Map