Brian Crowell, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration
The 10th Annual Middlesex County Prevention Education Summit returned to familiar territory this year when the annual event was held at the College Avenue Student Center at Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus.
Hundreds of professionals including educators, County officials, members of the law enforcement community, addiction providers and municipal alliance members came to hear presentations on –"Positive Youth Development and Community Prevention" as well as "Drugs, Alcohol, Athletes – What's happening – What Works".
They also attended one of four breakout sessions where presentation on "What's Happening in Our Schools", "Drug Court Works", "Current Trends in Social Media", and "Medication Assisted Treatment" were held.
Master of Ceremonies Doug Collier, Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration, New Jersey Division was just one of the many special guests in attendance.
Some of the other notable attendees included Laura Fenster Rothchild, Assistant Director, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies; Brian Crowell, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Gerry McAleer, Deputy Chief Middlesex Co. Prosecutor's Office, and Steve Liga, NCADD's Executive Director/CEO.
Gerry McAleer, Deputy Chief Middlesex Co. Prosecutor’s Office
Presenters included: Dr. Richard Ponton of Georgian Court University, Student Assistance Counselors including Doreen Consulmagno of Sayreville, Kathleen Ketofsky of Highland Park, Doreen Mullarney of
Monroe and Lauren Piserchia, Old Bridge; Lamont Bowling, Probation Supervisor and Caroline Meuly, Public Defender; Nicole Ducca of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office; Dr. Jeffery Berman of the Bergen Regional Medical Center; and, Robert Pandina, Ph.D. and Jennifer Buckman, Ph.D. of the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and David Yusko, Psy.D. of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety University of Pennsylvania.
Participating exhibitors in this year's event included Carrier Clinic, Diamond Counseling Center, Dreams for Kids, Inc., Genesis House, NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc., Princeton House Behavioral Healt
Panelists and attendees at the “Drug Court Works” Breakout Session.
h, Reckitt Benckiser, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and the Salvation Army.
The Prevention Education Summit was sponsored by Rutgers Alliance for Sustainable Risk Reduction (RASRR), The Middlesex County prosecutor's Office, Rutgers Police, NCADD and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New Jersey.