Introduction to Creative Expressive Art in MH/SA Treatment & Prevention

Introduction to Creative Expressive Art in MH/SA Treatment & Prevention: An interactive and experiential approach to music, art, movement, and creative arts therapies. An interactive and informative learning experience for MH/SA treatment and prevention professionals, using creative expressive arts as an intervention to serve their population. Individual/Group assessment techniques will be covered. Interactive activities will be presented illustrating practical and useful techniques without special music/artistic skills. Take a ways for participants will be new and fresh ideas to add to current interventions to reach positive outcomes and goals.

APNC Hosts First Ever Provider Track at Fall Conference

The human services/behavioral health business is rapidly changing. That change is especially true for those of us providing prevention and treatment services to people with substance use disorder. To help our members thrive in this changing environment, APNC hosted its first ever “Provider Track” at our October Conference. This training for program administrators, executive directors,…

2017 Spring Conference Call for Proposals

We are wrapping up our Fall Conference and planning is already under way for the 2017 Spring Conference to be held April 19th-21st in Asheville, NC.  As we are planning another exciting conference we need your expertise!  We invite you to help make our Spring Conference another huge success by sharing your expertise with us. Are…

2017 APNC Board Election Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the election for our 2017 APNC Board of Directors. Over 20% of our membership participated in this election. As a result, we have a great mix of experienced and new board members. We’re especially pleased at the breadth of recognition and leadership experience our board has in other…

Impact of Bullying and Substance Abuse on Adolescents

Join us for an interactive session on bullying and its impact on substance abuse and adolescents. We will identify characteristics of students most likely to be bullied and to bully as well as the link between substance abuse and bullying. We will review facts about teens, drinking and drugs; signs and symptoms of substance abuse and assessment tools to determine if a child is a bully or being bullied.

Student Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall Conference

We invite students to apply for the 2016 Fall Conference Scholarship opportunity. The scholarship includes registration.  Students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. The Conference will be held October 12-14 at the Holiday Inn Sunspree in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Scholarship Application Requirements include: A completed 2016 Fall Scholarship Applications 2016 Fall Scholarship…

APNC 2017 Board Candidates

As outlined in APNC’s Bylaws, the Nominations and Elections Committee, chaired by Angela Maxwell, requested suggestions from voting members in the Jan/Feb Newsletter and put forth a slate of nominees. That slate was announced in the May/June APNC Newsletter and there was opportunity for additional nominees. The APNC Nominations and Elections Committee announced the following…