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Berrien Springs, MI
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Presentations

Professional & Scientific Audiences

Baltazar, A.*, McBride, D., (2012). Parental & Religiosity Influences on Alcohol Use & Sexual Behaviors among Christian College Students. National Christian Counselors Conference. (Poster presentation). Branson, MO.

Baltazar, A.*, McBride, D., Hopkins. G. (November 2011) An Examination of Parent-Child Relationships and Teen Substance Use. National Council for Family Relations Conference,  Orlando, Florida.

Baltazar, A.*, McBride, D., VanderWaal, C. (November, 2012). Risk and Protective Factors in Students Use of Alcohol and Engaging in Sexual Activity. Towards New Horizons in Adventist Research First Conference of SDA Human-Subject Researchers (oral presentation) Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Baltazar, A.*, VanderWaal, C., McBride, D., Hopkins, G. (November, 2012) “My Body is God’s Temple”:  Self-Identified Reasons for Not Engaging in Risk Behaviors among Adventist Young Adults.  Presented at the Towards New Horizons in Adventist Research Conference, Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI.

Conopio, K.*, Hopkins, G. (November 2012) Family Dinners: Context and What’s Going On? American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL.

Drumm, R.* Sedlacek, D., McBride D. Clergy Stress and Media Addiction: Investigating the Correlates. 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Gleason, P., Randall, K., Archbold, C., Hopkins, G., & McBride D.C. (November, 2010) High Risk Behavioral, Perceived Peer Behavioral Norms, and Self-Reported Attitudes of Risk Behavior in Adolescents in the Caribbean. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Hopkins, G.  (September, 2013).  The Value of Community Service in Preventing High Risk Behaviors among Adolescents.  University of Idaho.

Helm, H., McBride, D. (May, 2013). Sex and Substance Use within a Prohibitionist University Setting. 7th Annual International Conference on Psychology, Athens Greece.

Jones, A., VanderWaal, C. (2010, November). Project Get Connected: An African American Church-Community Collaboration to Improve Mental Health Education, Support and Referrals. Presented at the North American Association of Christians in Social Work Convention, Durham, NC.

McCoy, C., McBride, D., Zhao, M., Ache, R., Comerford, M. ( November, 2010) The Role of Social Justice in Drug Use and Public Health Approaches. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

McBride, D. (November, 2012) organized session at Towards New Horizons in Adventist Research Conference, Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI.

McBride, D., Baltazar, A.*, Chelbegean, R., Hopkins, G., Thayer, J. (November, 2012). Family Dinners and Victimization. American Society of Criminology (Peer reviewed Roundtable)

McBride, D., Hopkins, G. (June 2011) “How Community Service Relates to Less Risk Behaviors among Youth.”  Presented at two Universities in Finland and Estonia.

McBride, D., Hopkins, C. (March 2011) “Protective Factors and Strategies to Lower Risk Factors across the Country” presented to Several presentations were made to the Criminal Justice System, Educators and the Public Health Sector on the behalf of ADRA Austria and ADRA Fuji

McBride, D., Hopkins, G., Baltazar, A.,* VanderWaal, C., Conopio, K.* (2013, November). Family Dinners, and Substance Use in a Prohibitionist University Population. Presented at 14th Annual Meeting and Expo Best Practices Around the World from the American Public Health Association.

McBride, D., Mulatu, M., Chiriquí, J., Terry-McElrath, Y.* (October, 2010) The Relationship between Drug Treatment Program Ownership, Medicaid Acceptance and Types of Service Provision. Addictions Health Service Research Conference, Lexington, Kentucky.

McBride, D., VanderWaal, C., Terry-McElrath, Y.*, Chiriquí, J.F., O’Connor, J. (March, 2010) Community Collaboration, the Development of State Methamphetamine Precursor Chemical Laws, and Changes in State Small Toxic Lab Production. International Society for the Study of Drug Policy. Santa Monica, California.

Randall, K., Gleason, P., Logue, L., Hudson, G., McBride D.C. (November, 2010) A Study of at Risk Health Behaviors and Protective Factors in a Sample of Aboriginal Youth in Remote Northern Canada, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Roberts, R.,* Hopkins, G., Gleason, P., McBride, D. (2013, November). Service Learning as a Prevention Strategy for Alcoholic Use Among Adolescents. Presented at 14th Annual Meeting and Expo Best Practices Around the World from the American Public Health Association.  

Terry-McElrath, Y.M., Chiriquí, J.F., & McBride, D.C. (November, 2010) Factors Related to Medicaid Payment Acceptance at Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Programs.

VanderWaal, C., Hernandez, E., Ippel, P., Sandman, A*. Sedlacek, D. (2011, April). The Role of African American Clergy in Reducing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disparities and Increasing Treatment Linkages for Congregants. From Disparities Research to Disparities Interventions: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Future of Behavioral Health Services Conference, Alexandria, VA.

VanderWaal, C., Hernandez, E., Sedlacek, D., Sandman, A. (2010, October). Clergy involvement in congregants’ substance abuse problems and treatment referrals. Poster presentation at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, Lexington, KY.

VanderWaal, C., Ippel, P., Guydon, B., Reynolds, C., Sandman, A*. (2011, February). Church Chat: The Role of Pastors in Providing Church Members with Education, Support and Referrals to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Services. Presented at the Michigan Community Mental Health Board Association Conference, Lansing, MI.

VanderWaal, M.*, McBride, D., Helm, H., VanderWaal, C. (2014, February).  Sex, substance use, and religious behaviors on a conservative Christian campus.  Presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, MI. (Won Emerging Scholar Award).

Weaver, J., Weaver, S., Thompson, N., McBride, D.C. (November, 2010) Perceived Social Support Mediates the Relationship between Depression and Problematic Behavior. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Wynne, L.* VanderWaal, C. (2014, February).  Bullying behaviors and correlates among elementary and middle school girls in Berrien County, Michigan.  Presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters Conference, Oakland University, Rochester, MI.

Professinal Faith Based Audience 

Baltazar, A.* (July, 2013).  Adventist College Student Perception of Health Risk Behaviors. Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

Baltazar, A.* (July, 2014).  Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions: Family  as Prevention. Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Baltazar, A.* Hope Channel program on Families and Youth Risk Behaviors.

Baltazar, A.*, Sedlacek, D., & Thompson, D. (2014, January).  I’m an inferior specimen of a PK: Examining the aftermath of stereotyping among pastor’s children.  Presentation given at Adventist Association of Family Life Professionals Research Forum, Monterrey, CA.

Baltazar, A.*, VanderWaal, C., Conopio, K.* (2013, November).  Adventist College Student Perceptions of Health Risk Behaviors.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Human Subjects Research Conference, Summit on Nurture and Retention, Sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD.

Baltazar, A.*, VanderWaal, C., McBride, D., Hopkins, (July, 2014).  Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions: Application and Prevention in Your Area of the World. Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Freier Randall, K. (2014, July). Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions: Drugs and Children, Neurotoxicity, Ecology, & Us.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

Gavin, J., Ellis, W., VanderWaal, C. (November, 2012). Checking the Political Pulse of the University: Findings from the 2012 SDA Religion and Social Issues Survey. Presented at the Association of Adventist Forums, 2012.

Gavin, J.T., Ellis, W., VanderWaal, C.J. (2013, November).  Right in Our Own Backyard: The Role of Volunteering on Church Attendance and Retention Among Seventh-day Adventist Faculty and Staff.  Presented at the 2nd Annual Human Subjects Research Conference, Summit on Nurture and Retention, Sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD.

Hopkins. G. produces a number of things for Positive Choices include the following topics;

  • Beware of Excessive Computer Use by Your Children
  • Beware of Internet Gambling in Your Home
  • Smoking during Pregnancy Associated with Tobacco Dependence among Offspring
  • Adolescent Obesity
  • Many Youth Regret their First Sexual Experience
  • Why You Should Read with Your Kids
  • Intensive mobile phone use affects young people´s sleep
  • Social Media and Kids


Hopkins, G. (July 2011) Key Note Speaker at an Adventist Educational Leadership Meeting in Porto, Portugal.

Hopkins, G., McBride (March 2011). How Community Service Predicts Less Risk Behaviors. GC Health Advisory.

Hopkins, G. & McBride, D. (March, 2013). The Powerful Value of Performing Community Service to Those Who Serve Others.  Healthy Kids in Healthy Communities at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.

Hopkins, G., McBride, D.C. (January, 2012). Three presentations each on the Resilience and
  Youth Risk Behavior Prevention and Community Service and Youth Risk Behavior
  Prevention, North American Division Health Summit, Lake Mary, Florida.

Hopkins, G., McBride (May, 2013).  Two Presentations of Reducing Health Risk Behaviors among Youth.  European Health Meeting.  Prague, Czech Republic.

Hopkins, G., McBride, D.  (September, 2013) 3 presentations on  Community service, family meals and other prevention strategies.  African Meeting of the ICPA.  Nairobi, Kenya.

Hopkins, G., McBride, D., Celestin, M.* (October, 2011). Service as a Protective Factor in Mental Health. Emotional Health and Wellness Conference, Loma Linda University.

Hopkins, G., McBride, D., Ulery, L. (July, 2014). Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions: Mentoring and Service. Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

McBride, D. (July, 2014).  Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions: The Role of Policies. Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

McBride, D.C. (2013). Correlates of Perceived Emotional/ Verbal and Spiritual Abuse of Adult Children of Pastor. Summit on Nature and Retention, General Conference, Silver Spring, MD. (Oral Presentation).

McBride, D.  (2014) Health Challenges the Youth Face Around the World (March, 2014), presented at an International Teachers Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

McBride, D. (March 2011) Preached a Sabbath Sermon to a Nationwide Church meeting to seek the support of the Adventist Church in leading nationwide service engagement in Australia/Fiji.

McBride, D. (2014) Program for Hope Channel on Family Dinners and Youth Health Risk Behaviors.

McBride, D.C. (2013). Session Chair Presentation of research on IAD, reports by IAD and SAD representatives and panel discussion. Summit on Nurture and Retention, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD.

McBride, D. (July, 2013). Social Relationships and Healing. European Health Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. (Also presented at Health Conference in Russia in August).

McBride, D. (July, 2014).  Understanding Addiction and Prevention Interventions: Resilience, Relationships, Service, and Mentoring.  Presented as part of the Adventist Recovery Ministries Training: 12 Steps to Wholeness Workshop at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

McBride, D. (July, 2013) What Research Say about the Role of Families, Keynote Address presented at Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

McBride, D., Baltazar, A., Hopkins, G. (July, 2014).  Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions: Building Towards Resilience. Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

McBride, D., Baltazar, A. M.*, Wilkins, R.* (June 2014). Building Resilience Among Adventist Youth. Adventist Deans Conference at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

McBride, D., Hopkins, G. (September, 2013). Three Presentations at Russian Health Conference on Reducing Health Risk Behaviors among Youth.

McBride, D., Hopkins, G. (October, 2013). Workshop on Resilience: The Crucial Ingredient for the Prevention of and Recovery from at Risk Behaviors. Adventist Recovery Ministries: Journey to Wholeness, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville MD.

McBride, D.C., Hopkins, G.L. Baltazar, A.M. (October, 2013). Resilience: The Crucial Ingredient for the Prevention of and Recovery from at Risk Behaviors. Adventist Recovery Ministries: Journey to Wholeness, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville MD. This presentation was also made for the NAD Journey to Wholeness Program in Orlando in January of 2014, in Geneva at the Global Health Conference in July of 2014 and in Portland Oregon in October of 2014.

McBride, D., Hopkins, G., VanderWaal, C., Baltazar, A.* Faith and the Church in Substance Abuse Prevention (January 31, 2014). The North American Division Health Summit, Orlando, Florida.

McBride, D., Landless, P. (August 2010) “Getting Smart About Alcohol” and “Tips Toward Positive Relationships” at the Plenary Session of the G.C. Health Ministries Team Swaziland Youth to Youth Program.

McBride, D., Powell, C.* (October 2011). Social Determinants of Mental Health. Emotional Health and Wellness Conference, Loma Linda University.

Randal, K., McBride D.C. (September, 2013). Men and Health, Russian Health Conference.

Thompson, W., McBride, D., Sedlacek, D. Correlates of Perceived Emotional/Verbal and Spiritual Abuse of Pastors Children when they were Children. Adventist Conference on Family Research and Practice, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI.

VanderWaal, C. (July, 2014).  Best of What We Know About the Prevention of Addictions: The Role of Clergy, Churches, and Communities in Collaborative Recovery and relapse Prevention. Presented at the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle, Geneva, Switzerland.

VanderWaal, C., Gavin, J., Mayer, A.*, Ellis, W. (2013, November).  The Relationships between Volunteering and Religious Behaviors among Seventh-day Adventist Faculty and Staff: Preliminary Findings.  Poster presentation at the Andrews University Celebration of Research, Berrien Springs, Michigan.

VanderWaal, C., McBride, D., Sedlacek, D., Baltazar, A. (2013). Students at Adventist Colleges: Who’s At Risk and How Can We Help? Presented at the North American Division Campus Ministries Convention, February 8, 2013.

Local Faith Based Audiences

Hopkins, G.L. (2012). Springfield, Arkansas Church Weekend Workshop.

Hopkins, G.L. (2012). Hayden, Idaho SDA church

Hopkins, G.L. (2011). Adventist Optometric Association Speaker. Branson, Missouri

McBride, D.C. (March, 2014), The Sabbath and The Family from Creation to Heaven. Sermon presented at the Taipei Chinese Church, Taipei, Taiwan.

McBride, D., Gary, H. (2010-2011) Did three Programs for Steve Galimore’s Program “Life Talk Radio”.

VanderWaal, C.J. (2011, January). Guest on Scriptural Pursuit (SDA Radio and Television Program) Focusing on Addictive Behaviors. Berrien Springs, MI.
 

 
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