Young People and Drugs: Engaging Families and Communities in the Conversation.

Presenters: Dan Reist, Alexandra Wilson, & Mahboubeh Asgari
Date & Time: March 2, 2016, 1:00-2:00 & 2:00-3:00
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, Vancouver (Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative Conference)

This workshop will explore the challenges involved when engaging families and communities in discussions about drugs within a pluralistic society. Participants will explore the principles and techniques of philosophical inquiry as a way to develop understanding rather than accentuate disagreement. Participants will have a chance to experience how these principles and techniques might be used in a variety of contexts.

Engaging Schools in Dialogue: Promoting Drug Literacy through Philosophical Inquiry

Presenter: Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari

Date & Time: Friday, May 13, 2016, 2:30-4:30

Location: UBC, Scarfe Library Block room 278

In collaboration with CARBC (Centre for Addictions Research of BC), Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari has used EPI as both the content and means of professional development for high school teachers in order to help facilitate a non-stereotyped, open, and thoughtful discussion on drug use related topics. In this EPI symposium, she will highlight the structure and development of her work along with some examples of lesson plans and teaching/learning tools that incorporate elements of EPI.