Judy Ary, lecturer of health, nutrition and exercise sciences, and five health education students attended the 35th annual Minnesota Program Sharing ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) Prevention Conference in St. Cloud, Minn., on Oct. 8-9. Kendra Frank, Marja Janson, Cathy Jorgensen, Kayla Peterson and Trisha Richter participated in the conference, which provided education, networking and skill-building opportunities to people who work to prevent alcohol and other drug misuse and the recreational use of tobacco.
The conference agenda also encompassed violence prevention as it relates to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. "By sharing how their programs work and what is effective prevention, presenters and participants learned from one another in this exemplary, two-day learning community," Ary said.