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Bureau of Alcohol Education 2017 Conference
Navigating the Currents of Change:
Promoting Responsibility in the Wake of Modernization
 
 
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
 
Monday, March 20
 
 
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM            Opening Session
 
Panel: Navigating the Currents of Change: Promoting Responsibility in the Wake of Modernization
Moderator: Steven Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Communications, National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA)
Panelists: Chris Herrington, PLCB Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs
           Michael Plank, PLCB Assistant Counsel
Bobbi Peifer, PLCB Director of the Bureau of Licensing
                                   
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM                Concurrent Workshops
 
Presenter: Kelly Prichard, SADD Advisor/Intervention Specialist, Allen East High School, Harrod, Ohio
Synopsis: The Reality Party is a staged “unsupervised underage drinking party.” Students stage a party with restricted substances and act out the types of activities and behaviors that occur during these scenarios. Parents tour the party and see the interactions that occur. Afterwards, a debriefing between parents and students includes a question-and-answer session with local experts like law enforcement and crisis counselors. This session will explain the purpose of the party and teach how to facilitate one.
 
            Presenter: Jake White, Executive Director, Party.0
Synopsis: This workshop will help to identify what’s missing in current strategies to prevent underage drinking, explain how Party.0 came into existence, why it works to bring college students together to host parties without alcohol, and create a clear call to action and opportunity for youth to respond.
 
The Utilization of Power of Parents
            Presenter: Ronelle Yanuzzi, Prevention Specialist, Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
Synopsis: This overview of the Power of Parents program and Parents Who Host program will discuss the teen brain, sales to minors, and compliance checks. This workshop also explains how these programs are presented in both English and Spanish.
           
PLCB+ Works for Licensees
Presenter: Mitchell Sell, PLCB Management Technician
Synopsis: This workshop will be an interactive presentation of the PLCB+ system providing licensees with instruction and technical assistance regarding logging on to PLCB+ and submitting forms and requests relating to liquor licenses. Licensees are encouraged to bring a WiFi-capable laptop, tablet, or smartphone so they can access PLCB+ on their own devices for a hand-on experience.
 
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM                Concurrent Workshops
 
NOTE: This is a repeat of the same session offered in the morning.
            Presenter: Jake White, Executive Director, Party.0
Synopsis: This workshop will help to identify what’s missing in current strategies to prevent underage drinking, explain how Party.0 came into existence, why it works to bring college students together to host parties without alcohol, and how to create a clear call to action and opportunity for youth to respond.
 
            Presenter: Stephen Erni, Executive Director, Pennsylvania DUI Association
Synopsis: A comprehensive, in-depth examination of the commonwealth’s first-offense ignition interlock law (Act 33), the workshop will discuss the differences between the existing interlock law and Act 33, the effect the new law will have on probation and law enforcement agencies, and what Act 33 means for the commonwealth’s ignition interlock program now and in the future.
 
Presenters: Elizabeth Eckley Winder, ABD, Communities that Care Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Pennsylvania State University’s Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center
Meghan Blevins, Communities that Care Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Pennsylvania State University’s Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center
Synopsis: This session will present a step-by-step process for providing young people with opportunities, skills, and recognition that strengthens bonding with family, school, and their community. The process, known as Social Development Strategy, fosters the success and health of young people through every stage of development and provides strong bonds that encourage the adoption of healthy standards for youth behavior associated with alcohol nonuse. It is easy to use and easy to remember, and it works!
 
PLCB+ Works for Ordering Materials and Applying for Grants
Presenter: Kayleigh Evans, PLCB Alcohol Education Specialist
Synopsis: An interactive presentation of the PLCB+ system, this workshop will provide attendees with instruction and technical assistance regarding logging on to PLCB+, requesting materials (posters, pamphlets, etc.), and applying for grants. Attendees are encouraged to bring a WiFi-capable laptop, tablet, or smartphone so they can access PLCB+ on their own devices for a hand-on experience.
 
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM                Concurrent Workshops
 
Presenters: Rachel Michaels, Alcohol and Other Drug Education Specialist, California University of Pennsylvania
Robert Mehalik, Assistant Professor, Director of the Office for Students with Disabilities, California University of Pennsylvania
Synopsis: Addiction among students is becoming more and more common in higher education. There are innumerable services available for college students, but very few colleges and universities seem to offer services to those in recovery. By providing a recovery center on college campuses that students can access 24 hours a day, great impact can be made in the recovery efforts of young people. This session will raise awareness of collegiate recovery and give tools to advocate for the collegiate recovery community.
 
Embracing the Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest as Educational Opportunity
Moderator: Jonathan Morgan, PLCB Alcohol Education Specialist
Presenters: Scott Stratton, Teacher, Mechanicsburg Area School District
            Kevin Avery, Teacher, Tulpehocken Area School District
Synopsis: Each year, the PLCB hosts its Alcohol Awareness Poster Contest to encourage students and educational communities to think about the risks of and alternatives to underage drinking. Panelists will discuss how to use the contest as a springboard for discussing alcohol with students, teach alternatives to underage drinking and encourage students to create thoughtful (and perhaps winning!) submissions.
 
            Presenters: Berwood Yost, Center for Opinion Research, Franklin & Marshall College
            Joe Knezic, Vice President of Branding and Creative Services, PPO&S
Synopsis: Primary research provides a strategic roadmap for developing effective communications for your prevention campaign. Key insights uncovered through the research process can provide a better understanding of your audiences and tailor messages based on their attitudes and behaviors. The findings will also help you establish a baseline against which you can measure the success of your prevention campaign through follow-up research.
 
Presenter: Todd Merlina, Special Projects Coordinator, Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement
Synopsis: No owner wants to risk his/her liquor license. This workshop will review the most common violations that can lead to fines – or even the loss of a license – and give practical tips on how to avoid them.
 
Tuesday, March 21
 
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM    Concurrent Workshops
 
Presenter: Abby Pendleton, Education & Prevention Coordinator, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Synopsis: This workshop will give an overview of Virginia’s YADAPP and discuss initiatives to develop youth peer leadership that foster substance prevention at state and local levels.
 
Communicating Responsibility: Cohesion of Education, Enforcement, and Engagement to Reduce High-Risk and Underage Drinking
Presenters: Megan Stahl, Health Educator, University of Pittsburgh
Guy Johnson, Community Relations Officer, University of Pittsburgh Police Department
Synopsis:  The workshop will include a discussion of efforts at the University of Pittsburgh to address underage and high-risk drinking. Topics include the development and benefits of coalitions, identifying resources, and bridging the gap between campus and community.
 
Presenter: Ali Mailen Perrotto, Contract Liaison, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Synopsis: Using examples from the news, this workshop will review the intersections of alcohol and social media used during and to facilitate sexual violence.
 
Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) Server/Seller Training – Part 1
NOTE: This workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and will continue through the next workshop session
Presenters: Michael Dallmeyer, PLCB RAMP Alcohol Education Specialist
Corinne Dinoski, PLCB Alcohol Education Specialist Supervisor
Synopsis: Server/Seller training benefits anyone who serves or sells alcoholic beverages and/or checks IDs, including owners and managers of licensed establishments. The training covers how to detect fake IDs, identify signs of intoxication, and responsibly manage patrons. This training is open to any attendee who has an interest in server/seller training. Those who complete this class will obtain a card that indicates completion. Training is valid for two years.
 
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM            Concurrent Workshops
 
Presenters: John Buchna, Chief Executive Officer, Erie Downtown Partnership
Jon M. Habursky, Assistant Director Police & Safety, Gannon University
Susan Majocka, Student Conduct Officer and Special Initiatives, Gannon University
Synopsis: Gannon University and the Erie Downtown Partnership will help attendees gain a better understanding regarding the benefits of engaging in a town-gown initiative, identify potential campus and community partners, and understand the necessary steps to develop a successful partnership.
 
Special Events in the Community
Moderator:  Suzanne Volpe, PLCB Education and Grants Management Division Chief
Presenters: Chris Wagner, Chief of Police, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department
Garth Warner, Chief of Police, Derry Township Police Department                 
Synopsis: Large events in small communities can sometimes bring problems. This panel will discuss the various issues that police departments in those communities face and how they deal with them.
 
Presenters: Karen Galbraith, LSW, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Training Projects Coordinator
Jackie Strohm, LSW, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Prevention and Resource Coordinator
Synopsis: There is a strong correlation between alcohol misuse and sexual violence. Going beyond awareness and risk reduction, this workshop will delve deeper into this bi-directional relationship that impacts both victims and perpetrators. Meaningful opportunities for prevention of and enhanced response to these issues will be explored.
 
Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) Server/Seller Training – Part 2
Note: This is a continuation of the workshop from the previous hour.
 
Presenters: Michael Dallmeyer, PLCB RAMP Alcohol Education Specialist
Corinne Dinoski, PLCB Alcohol Education Specialist Supervisor
Synopsis: Server/Seller training benefits anyone who serves or sells alcoholic beverages and/or checks IDs, including owners and managers of licensed establishments. The training covers how to detect fake IDs, identify signs of intoxication, and responsibly manage patrons. This training is open to any attendee who has an interest in server/seller training. Those who complete this class will obtain a card that indicates completion. Training is valid for two years.