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Your Choice Professional Development

August 11, 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

CEU Info: Continuing Education Offered: 1.00

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The Webinar

This program features a backpack search designed for teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators, and other professionals working with students to help them identify signs of possible substance use and vaping. Some students will go to great lengths to cover up substance use and to conceal vaping devices and substances they slip into school. The goal of this presentation is to provide education and awareness to educators so they know how seemingly innocent items can be an indication of substance use and what vaping devices are common among students.

Participants will:
• Learn the signs and symptoms associated with substance use/abuse as well as current drug trends among youth
• Learn about vaping, including the history, health risks, different devices, and various substances that are vaped
• Receive a guided search of a students’ belongings along with a description of items used to conceal substance use

The Presenters

Executive Director Ashleigh Nowakowski, MPA, PS, SAC-IT, has been working in the substance abuse prevention field since 2009. Her work includes speaking in middle and high schools, educating parents, teachers and community members and working with high risk youth. Ashleigh entwines her personal experience of living with a sibling’s addiction into all of her presentations. She is passionate about preventing young people from going down a path that could have negative impacts on their life.  Ashleigh has her master’s degree in public administration.



Katie Morrow, MPA, PS, SAC-IT, is a prevention education specialist who has been working in the substance abuse field since 2009. She has worked in a variety of roles in this field including prevention, direct care, development and community organizing. She has a master’s degree in public administration from Marquette University. Being in long-term recovery since 2007 gives Katie a passion for recovery and prevention. Katie enjoys sharing her story in hopes that it will help others from going down the path that she did.