West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

Full Conference Schedule

Day One

Thursday November 8, 2012

8:30am – 9:30am Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:30am – 10:00am Opening Plenary: Collaboration is Key
10:00am – 11:00am Keynote- Andrea Gielen, Director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Concurrent Breakout Session #1

11:15am – 12:15pm

Childhood Injuries & Violence

Session Title | Child Fatality Review: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Prevention of Untimely Deaths
Speakers | Trish McCay, Coordinator - WV Child Fatality and Domestic Violence Review Teams
 

Violence Against Women

Session Title | Domestic Violence is a Community Problem
Speaker | Rod Reder, Vice President - National Institute of Crime Prevention
 

Youth Violence: It’s More than Just Bullying

Session Title | Adolescent Health Initiative 
Speaker | Regional Adolescent Health Coordinators
 

Drugs: The Issue that Reaches Every Program

Session Title | Collaboration Across Systems: The New Horizon for Prevention- Part 1
Speaker | Allison Sharer, OCPS 11 Director of Programs - Ohio Drug Free Alliance
 

Extra Breakout Session

Session Title | Darkness to Light, An Introduction to the Stewards of Children Curriculum- Part 1
Speaker | Nancy Hoffman, MA, LPC, CSW, State Coordinator West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunchtime Plenary - Burden of Injury Report by Dr. Jeff Coben
Director West Virginia University’s Injury Control Research Center
1:30pm – 2:00pm Exhibit Booth Tour and Networking Break

Concurrent Breakout Session #2

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Childhood Injuries & Violence

Session Title | Keeping Children Safe from Injuries and Violence: From a Home Visitation Perspective
Speakers | Jackie Newson, Director - West Virginia Home Visitation Program
Terra Hoff, State Coordinator - Right from the Start Program
 

Violence Against Women

Session Title | Effective Intervention is the Key
Speakers | Rod Reder, Vice President - National Institute of Crime Prevention
 

Youth Violence: It’s More than Just Bullying

Session Title | Collaboration in Suicide Prevention
Speakers | Bob Musick MSW/LCSW, Executive Director - WV Council for Suicide Prevention
Barri Sky Faucett MA, Director - The ASPEN Project

Drugs: The issue that reaches every program

Session Title | Collaboration Across Systems: The New Horizon for Prevention- Part 2
Speaker | Allison Sharer, OCPS 11 Director of Programs - Ohio Drug Free Alliance
 

Extra Breakout Session

Session Title | Darkness to Light, An Introduction to the Stewards of Children Curriculum- Part 2
Speaker | Nancy Hoffman, MA, LPC, CSW, State Coordinator West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services
3:30pm – 5:45pm Networking Break
6:00pm Dinner & Team Building Activity `No Pants Players’ - A fun, entertaining and team building evening that will feature a performance by No Pants Players- a comedic improv group.

Day Two

Friday November 9, 2012

8:00am – 8:45am Networking Breakfast
8:45am Welcome
9:00am – 10:00am Keynote- Lessons from the Schoolyard - Youth & School Violence
Dr. James Fox Ph.D., The Lipman Family Professor of Criminology

Law and Public Policy Northeastern University

Concurrent Breakout Session #1

10:15am – 11:15am

Childhood Injuries & Violence

Session Title | Keeping West Virginia Babies Safe and Sound
Speaker | Becky King, Co-coordinator - Our Babies: Safe & Sound
Eileen Barker, Co-coordinator - Our Babies: Safe & Sound
 

Violence Against Women

Session Title | Collaboration in Domestic Violence Prevention
Speaker | Laurie Thompsen MSW, Health and Mental Health Coordinator WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence
 

Youth Violence: It’s More than Just Bullying

Session Title | Shared Responsibility, Shared Decision-Making: Addressing Bullying in Schools through Collaboration 
Speaker | Dr. Lisa Hinkleman, Associate Professor - Ohio State University
 

Drugs: The issue that reaches every program

Session Title | Motor Vehicle - Drug Related Occupant Protection, Child Passenger Safety
Speaker | Bob Tipton, Director - West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program
 

Extra Breakout Session

Session Title | Poison Control and Prevention
Speaker | Dr. Elizabeth Scharman, Director - WV Poison Center
Carissa McBurney, MPA, Community Outreach Coordinator - WV Poison Center

Concurrent Breakout Session #2

11:30am – 12:30pm

Childhood Injuries & Violence

Session Title | Prevention in EMS-C, Fire Prevention
Speaker | Vickie Hildreth, State Coordinator - EMS- Children
Carol Nolte, Deputy State Fire Marshal
 

Violence Against Women

Session Title | Intimate Partner Violence
Speaker | Dr. Jeff Coben, Director - WVU Injury Control Research Center
 

Youth Violence: It’s More than Just Bullying

Session Title | Shared Responsibility, Shared-Decision-Making: Addressing Bullying in Schools through Collaboration 
Speaker | Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, Assoicate Professor - Ohio State University
 

Drugs: The issue that reaches every program

Session Title | Prevention to Intervention: Drug Court
Speaker | Keith Randolph, Prosecuting Attorney - Boone County, West Virginia
 

Extra Breakout Session

Session Title | Sports Related Injuries
Speaker | Dr. Aaron Monseau, West Virginia University's Concussion Clinic 
12:30pm Lunch Plenary: Onward and Upward - The Next Chapter for Prevention in WV