On September 27th, Legal Action Center, with generous support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, held a Strategic Stakeholder Convening on Early Identification and Intervention: Preventing Adolescent Substance Use Problems.

Materials from the Strategic Stakeholder Convening follow below.  For additional information, please contact Gabrielle de la Gueronniere ([email protected]).


  • Speaker Presentations:

Patricia Aussem, LPC, MAC, Parent Support Network Consultant, Partnership for Drug-Free-Kids – (pptx)

Kirsten Beronio, JD, Senior Policy Advisor for Behavioral Health Care, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – (pptx)

Carol Girard, M.A., Coordinator, SBIRT Programs, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services –
Massachusetts Statewide Screening, Early Intervention and Referral to Treatment Initiative – (pptx)

Gabrielle de la Guéronnière, JD, Director of Policy, Legal Action Center – (pptx)

Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment,
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – (pptx)

Rhonda Robinson Beale, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross of Idaho – (pptx)

Tym Rourke, M.A., Director of Substance Use Disorders Grantmaking, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
New Hampshire Screening, Early Intervention and Referral to Treatment in Primary Care – (pptx)

Stacy Sterling, DrPH, MSW, MPH, Research Scientist,
Kaiser Permanente, Division of Research – (pptx)

Helen Whitcher, M.P.A., Senior Director for Field Services,
YouthBuild USA
Screening, Early Intervention and Referral to Treatment in YouthBuild – (pptx)

Melanie Whitter, Principal Associate, Abt Associates – (pptx)

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