A conference for those working in substance abuse treatment and prevention around the state of Alaska is taking place this week in Kodiak, for the second year in a row. Sponsored by Rural CAP, the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, the 2010 Rural Provider’s Conference had its opening ceremonies last night, and kicked off with a keynote address Tuesday morning at 9.
There are three full days of workshops Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with closing ceremonies on Friday morning. Joie Brown is the Community Development Manager for Rural CAP.
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In addition to daily keynote addresses and open mic sessions and evening gatherings, there are 24 seminars attendees can choose from, with titles ranging from "Rites of Passage," to "The Challenges of Dyslexia."
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There are also three days of activities for youth, ages 12 to 18, scheduled for the conference, including hikes, bonfires and instruction from the Kodiak Island Drummers:
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Brown says anyone who is interested in any of the seminars or activities need only show up to participate. The conference takes place in the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium at Kodiak High School.