Mission WV to host conference on high-risk behavior prevention

January 30, 2019

The Putnam Herald

HURRICANE - Mission WV will host its annual THINK Conference on April 10 and 11 at Glade Spring Resorts.

The conference is geared toward health professionals, social workers, counselors, teachers, nurses, youth-serving professionals and students studying related fields. The event will help attendees learn strategies to improve the lives of youth in West Virginia.

During the conference, attendees learn best practices from experts in their field on topics related to human trafficking, drug trends, suicide prevention, Juuling, STIs, cyber security and more.

In addition, conference participants will get to meet and network with other professionals working with youth to build partnerships and learn ways to work together to help our youth.

“The THINK Conference is a great opportunity for the professionals working with youth in our community to learn what they are facing today, and obtain the resources and skills to prevent high-risk behaviors that influence rates of teen pregnancy,” Jill Gwilt, director for Mission West Virginia’s THINK Program, said in a news release.

The conference fee is $75 and that includes one full day and one half day of speakers and educational breakout sessions. Meals and refreshments will be served.

Room accommodations for participants are available at Glade Springs Resort for $99 per room. Accommodations can be made by calling Glade Springs at 877-814-7316. Be sure to mention Mission WV-THINK Conference to get the discounted room rate.

For more information about the conference, visit missionwv.org or call the Mission WV office at 304-562-0723.

Mission West Virginia, located at 168 Midland Trail, Hurricane, works to create stronger communities throughout the state by changing the lives of youth and families.

It promotes positive futures by recruiting foster families, providing life skills education and creating community connections. For more information about Mission WV, visit missionwv.org.

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