The Clearfield Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission, in partnership with Penn State DuBois, PA Department of Transportation, State Farm Insurance, DuBois High School, and the PA State Police will conduct a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking on April 13th, 2021.
Event: Town Hall on Underage Drinking (Webinar)
Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm
Webinar: Register Here
Local information will be presented on the following topics:
- teen alcohol use
- realistic and accurate DUI simulations
- techniques for resisting alcohol
- laws and regulations of driving under the influence
The Town Hall will conclude with the story of a family member of a victim of a deadly DUI accident and time for questions and answers from the panelists.
Participants will be asked to complete post-survey at the conclusion of the Town Hall Meeting and two winners will be drawn from those completed surveys, both with a chance to win a $50 gift card. Also, certificate of attendance will be provided.
*The Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking is brought to you by Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission and Penn State DuBois Campus. This event would not be possible without Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, State Farm Insurance, DuBois High School, and the Pennsylvania State Police.
|Chelsea Clark is a Prevention Specialist with Clearfield-Jefferson Drug and Alcohol Commission. Clark has been in Prevention for approximately four years where she works to educate at-risk youth about substance use and other high-risk activities. In addition, we work toward planning and implementing programs to help young people become aware of substance abuse issues and teach them how to make alternative lifestyle choices. Chelsea has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Child Development from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also has a Master’s degree in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Chelsea is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.|
|Jeff Hogan is a Systems Change Specialist at the EPISCenter. In this role he helps guide communities through the Communities That Care (CTC) process. He also provides direct technical assistance and training to CTC sites across Pennsylvania. Jeff facilitates and trains on the Social Development Strategy (SDS) model to help participants develop a deeper understanding of this concept and create firm next steps in infusing SDS into their communities. In his previous role as the Executive Director for Karns City Communities That Care (KC CTC) he supported and grew the KC CTC coalition from the planning and implementation phases through the lifecycle of the CTC process. He facilitated training for the KC CTC Board of Directors as a CTC Plus facilitator, advised each committee within KC CTC towards the organization’s goals, developed funding and sustainability for the organization, implemented Strengthening Families 10-14, Positive Action, and LifeSkills Training. KC CTC was recognized as the “PA Prevention Coalition of the Year” for 2017-2018 through the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance, the PA Coalition Advisory Council, and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Jeff has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Master’s degree in Leadership & Business Ethics from Duquesne University.|
|Iwaniec Family | On March 27, 2008, 24-year-old Kenton Iwaniec was savoring his dream job as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. He finished his shift and began his drive home. Less than two miles away from his station, an impaired driver crossed the center line, destroying Kenton's car and the promising life within it. Since that day, the Iwaniec family has paid tribute to Kenton through a tireless campaign to spare other families from the unnecessary pain they have endured. They have traveled the world, addressing groups ranging from inmates to military members, successfully lobbied for tougher DUI laws, and created the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Foundation. The Iwaniec family, through the Trooper Kenton Iwaniec Memorial Foundation, has raised over $900,000 to donate more than 1,980 portable breath-testing devices to help state and local law enforcement agencies remove impaired drivers from the roads. The Iwaniec's message is one of hope amidst unimaginable pain, with a simple call to action- to make smart choices and positively influence the lives around you.|
|Master Trooper Bruce Morris graduated from Dubois Area High School in 1983 and continued his education at Penn State University, where he majored in Pre-Law. Morris enlisted in the Pennsylvania State Police in 1997. Morris was a Patrol Unit Member from May 1998 through June 2002. Currently, Morris is a Staff Unit Member. In his role, Morris serves as an Officer who covers community service, public information, training and education, field training, and child passenger safety seat technician. Trooper Morris has additional assignments that include Director of Troop C Camp Cadet Program and Director of Sunny Day Camp Program. Morris is also an active member of Troop C’s Major Case Team and Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Team.|
|Tim Nebgen is the Safety Press Officer for PennDOT District 2, which serves Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter Counties. As safety press officer, Nebgen is responsible for coordinating with a variety of stakeholders to provide outreach and education programs on traffic safety issues with the goal of reducing the number of fatal and or suspected serious injury crashes in the Commonwealth. A 2005 graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (B.A. Letters, Arts and Sciences), Nebgen has served in his current position since September 2017. Prior to becoming a civil servant, he worked as a staff writer and later features editor for The Progress newspaper based in Clearfield, PA.|
|Josh Woods is employed by Highway Safety Network and serves as District 2 Community Traffic Safety Project Coordinator. The District 2 Community Traffic Safety Project is a federally funded grant program administered through PennDOT. The project goal is to raise public awareness about highway safety issues in the PennDOT District 2 Counties of Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter.|