Prevention Tool Box Series; 2 Day Workshop

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Prevention Tool Box Series; 2 Day Workshop

May 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am - May 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

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2-Day Workshop:

The Prevention Tool Box Series



May 15, 2014 – A Behavioral Health Prevention Primer – A comprehensive approach to promoting behavioral health requires an understanding of the connections between substance abuse and related problems. This workshop will provide an overview of the Institute of Medicine’s prevention continuum, risk and protective factors, and levels of interventions linked to health promotion.  Participants will also learn about SAMHSA’s prevention goals and priorities, and what they should consider when aligning their efforts with the national strategy, state or community coalition level plans.


May 16, 2014 – Grant Writing and Prevention Resources– This workshop will cover the skills and resources needed to plan and write a competitive grant application.  Emphasis will be on the pre-planning phase, assembling and maintaining project and community data, reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), planning for application strategy, writing applications that respond to the RFP and the grant review criteria.  Participants will also learn about state, federal, and local prevention resources, data sources, and evidenced based prevention programs registries.


Dianne Harnad, MSW is the Director of Prevention/Health Promotion at the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  She has 30 years experience in promoting behavioral health and wellness, and served as Project Director for numerous SAMHSA prevention funded initiatives.

Martin Bloom, Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut School of Social Work has retired from professing, but keeps busy publishing in several areas — research methods, ethics, and primary prevention.  He is likewise employed full-time (sans salary) as an exhibiting artist (see photo of a self-portrait in collage, his artistic medium).  A third full-time position is a house husband to his still professing wife of 52 years and counting.

Thomas P. Gullotta is C.E.O. of Child and Family Agency and a member of the psychology and education departments at Eastern Connecticut State University. He is the senior author of the 4th edition of The Adolescent Experience, co-editor of The Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, and editor emeritus of the Journal of Primary Prevention. He is the senior book series editor for Issues in Children’s and Families’ Lives. Tom holds editorial appointments on the Journal of Early Adolescence, The Journal of Adolescent Research and the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation. He has published extensively on adolescents and primary prevention. Tom was honored in 1999 by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association with their Distinguished Contributions to Practice in Community Psychology Award.

Preston A. Britner, Ph.D. is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies (with joint appointments in Educational Psychology and Public Health) at the University of Connecticut. He is Co-Chair of the University’s Public Engagement Forum, a University Teaching Fellow, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and Editor Emeritus of The Journal of Primary Prevention.  He holds several editorial appointments and numerous administrative and elected positions at university, state, and national levels. His research interests include single-system design evaluation, attachment-caregiving relationships, youth mentoring, child maltreatment prevention, foster care, and family-focused, community-based prevention/diversion programs for children, youth, and families.

Dr. Karen Bullock is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Department of Social Work. Prior joining the faculty of NC State, she was a tenured faculty member at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work for eight years. She also holds an appointment as a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital’s Mental Health Network.  Dr. Bullock earned a Masters degree from Columbia University and a PhD from Boston University. She has more than 20 years of experience as a mental health clinician. Karen is a John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar and she has held faculty appointments at Salem State College, the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and Smith College. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on health care disparities and end-of-life care issues, specifically with older adults.

Date:  May 15-16, 2014

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration:  8:30 a.m.

Place:  Hilton Garden Inn, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT  06033

Phone: 860-659-1025


A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.

There is no cost for attending these seminars.

Please register online at (click on Workshops & complete the Registration Form) or email Lori Stanis at

(phone: 860-443-2896 x1400)


Social Work CEU’S have been applied for.

Funding for this seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).



May 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am
May 16, 2014 @ 3:00 pm