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Quarterly webinar from the Region VIII Substance Use Disorder Consultation Team

Please join us on Thursday, July 28,  from 1 – 2:30 MT to learn about the Drug-Impaired Driving Criminal Justice Evaluation Tool developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  This tool is designed to allow State, local, territorial and Tribal governments to self-assess and strengthen their drug-impaired driving programs. A jurisdiction who has utilized the tool will share their successes, challenges and implementation strategies.

The Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Region VIII) will provide an overview of their services and share some specific driving impaired program examples from states in the region.  You will also learn about a community-based intervention from the Blackfeet Nation who will talk about their Safe Ride Initiative.


Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1 – 2:30 MT/ 3 – 4:30 ET

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Jennifer Huebner Davidson is a Highway Safety Specialist in the Impaired Driving Division of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). She is responsible for drug-impaired driving program development and oversight including law enforcement phlebotomy, ignition interlock programs, state highway safety program assessments and teaches impaired driving prevention courses nationally.   In addition, she worked on the development of a state criminal justice capacity self-evaluation for states and local communities to gauge where they are in their current ability to address drug-impairment and resources to strengthen community programs. Jennifer also provides support to NHTSA’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving campaigns, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and state leadership summits. Prior to coming to NHTSA, Jennifer served as manager of traffic safety advocacy for AAA for 17 years where she oversaw curriculum development, campaign execution, programmatic efforts, marketing initiatives, training and evaluation for the association on a variety of highway safety issues including impaired driving, driver education and school safety patrol.

Dr. Timothy (Tim) Kerns Ph.D. is the Director of Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office. He previously spent 29 years as a research associate/epidemiologist with the University of Maryland’s National Study Center for Trauma and EMS (NSC). While at the NSC, he helped to develop and monitor Maryland’s Occupant Protection Survey and served as program manager for the development of the State’s Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) and the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN).  He has served on a variety of highway safety program assessments covering areas such as traffic records, occupant protection, and pedestrian/bicycle safety.  Dr. Kerns received his PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Ms. Rori Douros has been in the field of substance mis-use prevention for over 20 years. She has a passion for preventing youth from using substances as well as reducing harm for those that are. Ms. Douros is currently the Program Manager for the Mountain Plains (Region VIII), Prevention Technology Transfer Center, funded by SAMHSA, which is located at the Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Utah.

Durand T. Bear Medicine is a member of the Blackfeet tribe in Montana. He has been a LAC since 2014 and a Northwest Indian Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDC-III) since 2008. Recently graduating with a master’s in Health Administration, Durand is currently the director of the Crystal Creek Lodge Treatment Center, which provides substance use disorder treatment for 3.5 Residential, 2.1 Intensive Outpatient, 1.0 Outpatient, 0.5 Early Intervention, Prime for Life (DUI), and Adolescents.

Kiana Running Wolf is a certified peer support specialist and currently works for the Browning Public Schools (Montana) as a Youth Prevention Mental Health Specialist. She has worked in the addiction field and served the community well with her knowledge, skills, and experience.




About Our Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) Substance Use Disorder Consultation Team

The purpose of our Consultation Team is to lead and engage Region VIII states, tribal nations, local communities and federal agencies in comprehensive and coordinated responses to the public health crisis of prescription drug misuse and substance use disorder. The regional team includes representatives from more than 20 federal agencies. For more information about the Region VIII Consultation Team contact Charles.Smith@samhsa.hhs.govCMead@hrsa.gov, or Laurie.Konsella@hhs.gov.


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