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Presentations

2010-2013

International Professional/Scientific Audiences

Seychelles Youth to Youth Program – August 2010 –
Duane McBride was a part of the G.C. Health Ministries Team Youth to Youth Program in the Seychelles. He worked with Dr. Peter Landless on a Plenary Session on Getting Smart About Alcohol and led a series of sessions on Tips Toward Positive Relationships as well as participated in a variety of program activities with Drs. Kuntaraf, Handysides and Landless.

ADRA Australia/Fiji –March 2011 --
Gary and Duane were asked on behalf of ADRA Australia and ADRA Fiji to present community service and other prevention strategies to a substantial group of representatives from universities, government, civic and church entities in Suva, Fiji. Several presentations were made to the Criminal Justice System, Educators and the Public Health Sector and very substantial enthusiasm was expressed on the participants and plans are under way to create funds to all for a country wide research project to measure risk and protective factors related to risk behaviors in Fiji and then to use the results to design specific prevention strategies that would be used cross the country. Duane preached a Sabbath sermon to a nationwide Church meeting to seek the support of the Adventist Church in leading nationwide service engagement. Currently, both ADRA Australia and ADRA Fiji and talking with several funding sources in order to make this happen. A draft proposal has been submitted to ADRA Australia/Fiji.

Netherlands Union, ADRA Finland, Estonia, Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania – June 2011 –
This trip developed as a result of one that Gary and Duane went on in the Fall of 2010 where they presented at two universities in Finland and Estonia. The topic was how community service relates to less risk behaviors among youth. We did a series of presentations on the topic, worked with the group to develop specific national programs and an evaluation design. Further invitations have been extended for the summer of 2012 where presentations will be made to church and civic representatives in Lithuania, Latvia and the Netherlands. Duane and Gary continue to be in contact with Kalervo Aromaki, President of the Netherlands Conference who seems confident that he can locate funding for more work in this area with the IPA. Andrews University awarded a 2011 Faculty Research Award to Gary and Duane to develop a research project with this group.

Adventist Educational System Portugal – July 2011 --
Gary was the key note speaker at an educational leadership meeting in Porto, Portugal. This meeting was attended by not only SDA teachers but teachers from other Christian schools, both primary and secondary from throughout Portugal. Approximately 75-100 people attended. The ministerial director of the Portugal Conference of SDA asked Gary to return to speak to his pastors in the next year or two. Tips were given regarding engaging kids in community service activities and other activities that are known to be effective for developing positive youth characteristics.

Swaziland Youth to Youth Program – August 2011 –
Duane McBride was a part of the G.C. Health Ministries Team Youth to Youth Program in Swaziland in August of 2011. He worked with Dr. Peter Landless on a Plenary Session on Getting Smart about Alcohol and led a series of sessions on Resilience as well as participated in a variety of program activities with Drs. Handysides and Landless.


National Professional/Scientific Audiences

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

Gleason, P., Randall, K.F., Archbold, C., Hopkins, G. L., & 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.

Jones, A. & VanderWaal, C. J. (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.B., McBride, D.C., 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.C., VanderWaal, C., Terry-McElrath, Y.T.M., 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.

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

Randall, K.F., 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.

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.J., Hernandez, E.H., & 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.J., Ippel, P., Guydon, B., Reynolds, C.A. & 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, C. J., Hernandez, E. I., 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.

Weaver, J.B., Weaver, S.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.

Major Community Audiences

Hopkins, G., & McBride (March 2011). How community service predicts less risk behaviors. GC Health Advisory.

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

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.

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

International Faith-Based Audiences

Hopkins, G., & McBride (March 2011). How community service predicts less risk behaviors. GC Health Advisory.

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

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.

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


Local to National 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. (2010-2011) Did three Programs for Steve Galimore’s Program; ”Life Talk Radio” One with Gary Hopkins.

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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