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5th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Prevention

Community Event

United Way of Broward Countys Commission on Behavioral Health & Drug Prevention, in collaboration with Broward Behavioral Health Coalition and Signature Grand, present the 5th Annual Behavioral Health Conference: The Power of Prevention, a two-day conference promoting community awareness and support of behavioral health and substance use prevention. The Conference will provide a forum for participants to learn, be informed, network and discuss issues related to research, policy and practice. Participants will expand professional knowledge; provide quality continuing education to behavioral health professionals; and promote community awareness of behavioral health and substance abuse prevention. Speakers will include: Dr. Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence & Professor at Child Study at Yale-- Dr. Brackett is a lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning that has been adopted by over 1,500 public, charter, and private pre-school to high schools across the United States and in other countries, including Australia, China, England, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Sri Lanka. He also consults with large companies, including Facebook and Google on best practices for integrating the principles of emotional intelligence into training and product design. Dr. Peter Gorski, MD, MP- Dr. Gorski is a nationally respected developmental-behavioral pediatrician, educator, author and advocate for the healthy development of children, families and communities. He is also a professor at the University of Miami, Florida International University and University of South Florida. Francine Ward, Esq:Once homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol, Francine Ward is now an accomplished lawyer and has authored two books in her Esteemable Acts series. To register for this event visit, For more information, please contact Lois Beaulieu at or call 954.308.9282.