CPCC Human Services Technology to Host Annual SOHS Conference April 8 – 11

The CPCC Human Services Technology program will host the annual Southern Organization for Human Services (SOHS) conference, on April 8-11, at the Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport. The SOHS region includes 11 southern states, and several community colleges and universities. The conference theme is, “Molding Minds and Changing Attitudes.” Our goal as Human Services professionals is to assist our clients in understanding the relationship between thinking, feeling and behavior. Furthermore, we must foster and instill in our clients the necessity of change and aid them in discovering their strengths, assets and personal power. With a different mindset and a change in attitude, clients are enabled to live more satisfying, autonomous and productive lives.

The conference will provide 27 hours of workshops from diverse human services disciplines. As the hosts of this conference, our Human Services Technology team have invested time in organizing, planning and will be participating in the conference. The conference chairs are Maurice McDonald, Human Services instructor; and Kiera DesChamps, Health and Human Services Division Director. Our keynote speaker will be Tommy Lopez, Human Services Program Chair, and he will present a workshop called, “The Latino Perspective-Communication Within the Latino family.” Calvin Walton, Developmental Disabilities program chair, will present a workshop called, “No Limit Theatre,” designed to explore the theatre as an important source of empowering people with disabilities to create in and through the performing arts.

We have created the first substance abuse track that will be led by Tony Beatty, Substance Abuse instructor. Tony will facilitate five hours of workshops, that will provide required CEUs for providers. His workshops will include topics on ethics, motivational interviewing, and collegiate recovery community (CRC). Frankie Tack, Substance Abuse program chair, will host the TUA Honor Society Induction ceremony. This ceremony will not only recognize our students, but will include students from the other colleges.

Attend Alcohol Awareness & Healthy Decision Making Sessions

Student Life and Counseling Services are teaming up to sponsor events throughout the semester to increase Alcohol Awareness & Healthy Decision-making!

Staff and students are invited to attend Lunch & Learn seminars for Alcohol Awareness and Education, attend Alcohol and Substance Use Awareness Events, and stop by Counseling Services Information tables to receive informative brochures, information on helpful resources, and have the opportunity to complete a quick, optional self-report assessment on alcohol use (The AUDIT).

Lunch & Learns:

Harris Campus, Tuesday 2/24 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Room H1-1120

Harper Campus, Tuesday 3/3 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room 352H

Cato Campus, Monday 3/16 from noon – 1 p.m., Room 020

Information Tables:

Harris Campus Atrium, Tues. & Wed. 2/24 & 2/25, 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Harper Campus Auditorium area, Thurs. 2/26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Merancas Campus, TS Hallway, Thurs. 4/2, 9 a.m. -2 p.m.

Levine & Cato Campuses, Tuesday 4/21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Student Life Substance Abuse Awareness events

Additional Events are currently being planned!

If you have questions please contact linda.tidwell@cpcc.edu


It’s a “Mocktail” Party!

In recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month, please join the CPCC Substance Abuse Program for Free “Mocktails” and information!

  • Alcohol-free mocktails
  • Alcohol screening
  • Drug/alcohol info

Monday, April 22

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In front of the Levine Tech Building

Sponsored by CPCC Substance Abuse Program, Center for Prevention Services and Student Life

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