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*POSTPONED Building Health Communities: New Perspectives for Youth Serving Professionals Conference

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Please join the East End Partnership for Youth (EEPY)

For its 2020 conference:
Building Health Communities: Perspective for Youth Serving Professionals

When: April 3, 2020
8:00 Am to 3:00pm EDT

Where: East Wind Conference Center
5720 Route 25A Wading River, NY 11792

Online Conference Registration

We are offering a wide variety of workshops with dynamic speakers that will energize and educate on an array of topics and interactive experiences. The day will start with nationally renowned and dynamic speaker Carlton Hall as your keynote.  Workshop topics will include new vaping education practices, bullying and the brain, innovative school-wide initiatives, boundaries in teen relationships, youth in the digital world, and many more.


Carlton Hall is an internationally recognized speaker who is sure to inspire and energize all those in attendance. Mr. Hall has more than 25 years’ experience in the social services and prevention science fields and 12 years with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). He has traveled the country re-energizing professionals who are part of the youth serving community, helping them to re-evaluate the work they do and feel important again.


Escape the Vape – Jackie Kanarvogel, HUGS & Sgt. Sean Cassidy, CDTF

Bullying & the Brain – Dr. Christoph Anaker, Colombia University, Dept. of Psychiatry

Navigating Boundaries in Teen Relationships – Helen Atkinson Barnes & Courtney Hyland, The Retreat

Cybercrime: Youth in the Digital World – Stephanie Jean, The Safe Center

Social Emotional Learning in Schools: A District-wide Initiative – Dr. Tim Hearney, Superintendent, Bayport Blue Point Schools

Sources of Strength: School-wide Suicide Prevention – Jim Stewart, Health Educator, East Hampton High School

Vaping 101-102 – John Martin, Suffolk County Department of Health

Continuing the Conversation: Leadership in Youth Development – Carlton Hall, Keynote Speaker.


5 CEUs are pending approval for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and CASACs, provided by Seafield Center, Inc.  We anticipate over 150 attendees who will use this knowledge to lead the field in advocating for healthier individuals and communities.

There are many ways to get involved, including: event sponsorship packages, setting up a resource table, and attending the conference itself.

$75 per person until April 3rd $100 at the door, if space is available

Click below to get more information,

including sponsorship package options, workshop descriptions, and to register as an attendee or event sponsor:

Online Conference Registration

If you are seeking additional information about the conference, please feel free to contact the HUGS office.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of our event. We look forward to seeing you on April 3, 2020!

Contact Information:  Kym Laube    HUGS, Inc. kym@hugsinc.org   631-288-9505


April 3
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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East Wind Long Island
5270 Route NY-25A
Wading River, NY 11792 United States
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