2021 DEC Conference Session Descriptions and Objectives


Morning Plenary 1                         

Through A Child’s Eyes

Presented by Jerry Moe, MA

Children have a unique perspective in viewing the world. While it’s long been held that alcoholism and drug addiction are a family disease, there are relatively few opportunities for children to be an integral part of the healing process. Come learn about how children get impacted by addiction and how they see it in their families.  More importantly, learn specific strategies and messages which can make a real difference in their lives.  There is much hope today for these kids.

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. List the healing stages for these kids;
  2. Share two important messages to assist these children in the recovery process;
  3. Describe an intervention strategy to help these kids understand what is happening in their families.                                                  

Morning Plenary 2                              

Breaking the Cycle: Drug Endangered Children and Diversion

Presented by Officer Justin Stubbendick and Officer Chad Woodman

In this session, Officers Stubbendick and Woodman will share how the Janesville Police Department’s diversion program, known as DROP (Death, Recovery, Or, Prison), was developed and integrated with Rock County Drug Endangered Children Alliance.

Attendees will learn the setbacks and successes of the DROP program, as well as be given a roadmap to starting a diversion program, and successfully integrating with their local DEC Alliance.

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify problems and resources in your area;
  2. Define success to your agency;
  3. Integrate DEC and Diversion.

Afternoon Plenary 1  

From Risk to Resilience

Presented by Jerry Moe, MA

Research tells us that children from families hurt by addiction are youth at risk. Here we’ll focus on the core characteristics of resilience and add practical applications for each. Let’s help children build their strengths.

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. List the core characteristics of resilience;
  2. Describe the importance of building a nurturing relationship with kids;
  3. Share three major messages designed to help youth build their strengths.

Afternoon plenary 2

Suffer from BURNOUT, give’em the F.I.N.G.E.R.!

Presented by Mark Yarbrough

Burnout affects millions of Americans each year and has been called “the disease of our civilization.”  But there’s good news -- burnout can be healed.  Former 20-year elected District Attorney, MARK YARBROUGH, personally experienced burnout, learned how to successfully overcome it, and went from “Burnout” to “On Fire!”  He has since become a “burnout expert” and has written and published on the subject. He has taught thousands of people how to overcome Burnout -- from companies like Blue Bell Ice Cream and Xcel Energy, to teachers and doctors/nurses, to a variety of government workers.  Audience members will learn the definition of Burnout and the symptoms thereof.  But more importantly, attendees will be laughing, and at the same time learning how to apply Mark’s F.I.N.G.E.R. philosophy to help themselves or their co-workers avoid and/or recover from Burnout.  This is a training that you won’t want to miss!

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recall the definition of Burnout;
  2. Identify the symptoms of Burnout;
  3. Apply the F.I.N.G.E.R. philosophy to help avoid and/or recover from Burnout.

Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on June 13, 2021 at 3:59am.