Idaho State Prevention Conference

"The Annual Idaho State Prevention & Support Conference is a gathering focused on innovation, best practices, collective problem-solving and motivation to most effectively address youth risk behaviors, foster optimal health and realize academic success for Idaho students."

April 14 & 15, 2016
Sun Valley Convention Center

If you have any question please contact Camille McCashland at


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Conference Registration, Fees and Payment Information

Conference Registration is $170.00 before April 1, 2016 and $200.00 after.

Only credit card payments will be accepted this year.
Onsite registration will not be available.


Sun Valley has enough space to accommodate all conference participants. More information about Sun Valley housing, including room rates click here.


Registration Packet

You will receive a packet at the conference.


Academic Credit

One unit of Boise State University Professional Development credit is available. Please click here (coming soon) for more information.


Cancellation Policy

Those who cancel their conference registration online at least thirty days prior to April 1, 2016 will receive their registration fee refunded minus a $60 processing fee. Those who cancel less than 30 days before April 1, 2016 will forfeit the entire conference registration fee.



This conference is designed for an adult audience. Students attending must pay a full conference rate: there is no student rate or discount.


Bringing Children to the Conference

In consideration of conference attendees, we request that if you choose to bring infants and / or children to the conference, do not bring them to keynote addresses and /or conference workshops. Please make your own childcare arrangements for the time you are in session.



Coffee, Tea and Juice will be provided on Thursday and Friday. Lunch will be provided to all registered participants for both days as well.


Transportation and Parking

Travel from the Boise Idaho airport is available via the Sun Valley Express. This is not a sponsored service. Sun Valley is a complete walking village where automobiles are unnecessary. If you bring a car, parking is free. Complimentary bus services are available between the condominium units and the village. Ketchum Area Rapid Transit (KART) provides free transportation throughout the Wood River Valley, including continuous round-trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald Mountains. Rental cars are available. Cars rented from Avis, Hertz, and Budget may be picked up and dropped off at Friedman Memorial Airport. Cars rented from U-Save, Thrifty, and Practical can be picked up and dropped off in Sun Valley.



Contact Camille McCashland at the Idaho State Department of Education, (208) 332-6960.

Note: The promoters and sponsors of this conference assume no responsibility for the comments expressed by speakers or presenters, nor do they accept responsibility for the content or reprinting of any materials used or handed out during the meetings. Experiential learning situations are for training purposes only. They are not intended to be therapeutic or part of any ongoing therapy process.


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To provide clear, substantive and actionable information to attendees the conference breakouts are divided into four sections, which include:

Out of School-Time Programming

Priority topics: High quality program elements, program outreach, sustainability, working with high poverty students and families, culturally relevant programming, serving middle / high school students, college and career readiness, social and emotional wellness.

Safe Schools

Priority topics: Bullying and harassment prevention, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention and suicide prevention /mental health.

School Resources Officers/Juvenile Justice

Priority topics:  Addressing the school-to-prison pipeline, developing and sustaining a school-justice partnership, ethical challenges for law enforcement and juvenile justice, community coalitions, and using data for school and juvenile justice program decisions

Family and Community Engagement

Priority topics: Engaging hard-to-reach families, FACE research / best practices, community outreach strategies, advisory board creation and management, tools for teachers to work effectively with parents.


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