Wyoming Prevention Action Alliance Webinar

When: Nov 10, 2020 09:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: Science Behind Trauma
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Dr. Michael Barnes is a Master Addiction Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts In Traumatic Stress. He serves as the Chief Clinical Officer at the Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He provides administrative and clinical oversight for all residential and outpatient programs. Dr. Barnes comes to the Foundry after serving for five years as the Clinical Manager of Residential Services at CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation) at the University of Colorado Hospital and 10 years as a full time clinical professor in Counseling. Most recently he served as the Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Associate Professor in the MA Program in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Barnes has developed trauma integrated clinical models for the treatment of individuals with co-occurring addiction and trauma and he speaks nationally on Families, Trauma, and Addiction. Dr. Barnes received his BA in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University.
When: Nov 12, 2020 09:30 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: Youth Engagement in a Time of Challenge
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Nigel Wrangham, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II and Certified Prevention Specialist, has developed and delivered unique, customized prevention trainings to staff, volunteers and youth from community-based organizations throughout the United States since 1999. He has taught upper-division courses in psychopharmacology, media studies, substance abuse prevention and community organizing at the University of Oregon and Portland Community College.

Nigel works with groups of young people and their allies to influence policy, advocate for social change, build leadership skills and summon the courage to act consciously from their core principles. He served as a mentor for local teens in the TEDx speakers’ program and works with grassroots prevention coalitions around the United States as they develop strategic plans for supporting and engaging youth.

Nigel has been a preschool teacher, counselor for federal inmates, Project Director of a statewide prevention coalition, National Youth Coordinator for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and an outreach worker for homeless families. He has also developed and taught forest conservation programs for local youth in rural Uganda, where he served on a team of researchers studying the behavior of wild chimpanzees.

Amanda Christine DeDiego

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