Presenter: Mia Croyle, MA, Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc., Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc.
(Content Track: Alcohol 101) You’ve probably heard of SBIRT, but wondered what the heck is it and why should I care?
In this session we will discuss the key components of SBIRT and understand the rationale for implementing those key components of fidelity. There are lots of manuals out there that can tell you the basic steps and tools, but in this session we will peel back that first layer and give you a glimpse into what it is actually like to deliver SBIRT services in a medical office. You’ll leave with a simple 3‐step process for brief interventions and some ideas of next steps about how to generate buy‐in for implementing SBIRT in your organization or community.
1. Participants will be able to name the key components of SBIRT.
2. Participants will identify the rationale for universal screening and brief intervention.
3. Participants will list ways to promote SBIRT in your sphere of influence.
Presenters: Lieutenant Travis Esser, Marshfield Police Department and Chief Chris Hughes, Brodhead Police Department
(Content Track: Enforcement and Policies) Serving alcohol to an intoxicated person is already illegal in Wisconsin and across the country. There are tools to help understand where there are patterns of overserving or overconsumption. Understanding and implementing Place of Last Drink (POLD) data collection, analysis and action can help law enforcement, public health and or substance use coalitions work together with key stakeholders in the community address. The POLD can help identify where overserving of alcohol is occurring within a community. For example, POLD can point to parks that are problems for underage drinking, licensed establishments who repeatedly overserving their patrons, or festivals that cause alcohol related issues. The POLD model works to bring compliance or identify areas that need addressing in the community. The data driven actions can help reduce excessive alcohol use and are used to educate and bring licensees into compliance, identify problematic events (like festivals), provide educational materials on safe serving practices, and provide a constructive way to deal with these challenges.
Research reflects excessive alcohol consumption is associated with many health and societal problems including medical, psychiatric, social, criminal, and family problems. There are tools to help identify and understand patterns of overserving or overconsumption. Understanding and implementing a Place of Last Drink (POLD) program can assist in how data is collected, and how analysis of said data so that law enforcement, social workers, public health and or substance use coalitions can work with key community stakeholders in creating constructive ways to address the root causes of overconsumption. For example, POLD can establish there are problem locations, events, or times of year within a community, which lead to the overconsumption. This information can then be utilized to develop appropriate interventions such as educational efforts, media campaigns, and where warranted, increased enforcement or the creation of ordinances to address this problematic behavior. For instance, if a retailer or event has an identified pattern of overserving or selling to underage individuals, community stakeholders can focus on working with those retailers, or event sponsors to improve their service skills and procedures to reduce the incidents of overconsumption.
1. Participants will learn how some municipalities in Wisconsin currently incorporate Place of Last Drink (POLD) into their alcohol enforcement strategies.
2. Participants will identify partnerships, key stakeholders and support systems which have been important for POLD initiatives to succeed in Wisconsin.
3. Participants will describe how coalitions, law enforcement and other stakeholders can work together to use POLD effectively and address common concerns related to POLD.
Presenter: Sara Kohlbeck, MPH, Director, Division of Suicide Prevention, Comprehensive Injury Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
(Content Track: Alcohol and Health) This session will explore the linkage between alcohol and suicide in Wisconsin. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in our state, and the second leading cause of death among individuals ages 10 to 34. The recent “Suicide in Wisconsin: Impact and Response” report highlighted the fact that alcohol is the most prevalent substance found on toxicology reports among individuals who die by suicide. Individuals who die by suicide may be using alcohol to cope with existing distress, or the use of alcohol may reduce inhibitions while increasing impulsive behavior, which may in turn lead to suicide, or both. This presentation will investigate the link between alcohol and suicide in Wisconsin, will review current literature on the impact of alcohol on suicide, and will offer public health-based strategies to mitigate the risks of alcohol use among individuals who are at-risk for suicide.
1. Participants will be able to describe the prevalence in alcohol in Wisconsin suicides.
2. Participants will be able to detail the linkage between alcohol use and suicide.
3. Participants will be able to summarize potential harm reduction strategies as it relates to the intersection of alcohol and suicide
Presenters: Betsy Roesler, MS, PS, CHES, Coalition Coordinator, Richland County, Sue Larson, P4P member and owner of New Day Counseling, LLC. Treatment Provider, and Julie Prouty, Alcohol Workgroup Chair and Ithaca School Superintendent.
(Content Track: Community Engagement) The goal of this presentation by the Partners for Prevention Coalition of Richland County will be to share their experience of creating community change. The coalition will share practical tips for building relationships and how to follow the Strategic Prevention Framework process without losing people along the way. Since 2018, the coalition has worked on alcohol policies in an environment where community readiness to address high-risk alcohol use was low. Based on a community assessment, the Partners for Prevention Coalition of Richland County's Alcohol Workgroup has identified four local conditions influencing the rate of underage drinking. Data from the assessment was gathered from various sources to identify priorities and understand the factors impacting youth.
Local conditions include:
- Youth are drinking at community events.
- Adults are drinking at youth and family events.
- Youth are drinking on private property with parents' consent.
- Licensed liquor establishments are not consistently checking ID's.
Find out how the coalition made decisions on which local conditions to work on and how to avoid being discouraged when working in the alcohol environment, systems, and policies in rural Wisconsin.
1. Participants will discover how to increase community engagement around local alcohol policy especially as it relates to community events, social hosting, and retail practices.
2. Participants will increase knowledge and skills of community coalitions to implement prevention best practices and the importance of staying true to the SPF process.
3. Participants will share tools and policies enacted related to reducing excessive alcohol consumption, concrete steps coalitions can take.