The Pima County Community Prevention Coalition Presents


WELCOME to the 5th Annual Symposium!

      Below are some of this year’s presenters and the program agenda.

Watch for updates being added during the weeks leading up to the Symposium.

Symposium Presenters

Diana Jimenez Young, MSW

ASU Field Education Coordinator 




Bryan Hamilton

Destigmatizing MAT Services





Tessa Brock, MA, LPC, IMH-E(r),


“What Have I Done for Me Lately?” Compassion Fatigue, Self-Awareness, and Self-Care Strategies

In his lighthearted and upbeat session, participants will tackle the realities of compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress while learning concrete strategies and plans of creating healthier and more nurturing choices and environments for themselves and their organizations.

TBASSymposium Program

Tuesday, October 19th 8:30am – 4:30pm

8:30-8:40 Blessing and Land Dedication, Verlon Jose – President of the First American Resources and Services
Board (FARS)

8:40-9:00 Welcome: Event Specific information, Amy Bass – CPC Executive Director, CPC Chair, Symposium Chair

9:00-9:30 Symposium Address, Dr. John Arnold – Founder/CEO, PPEP, Inc., Bonnie Preston – Regional Director of Health and Human Services

9:30-9:45 TBA 

9:45-10:15 TBA

10:15-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:00 Dr. Hernandez

11:00-11:30 Youth Prevention Strategies, Diana Jimenez-Young MSW

11:30-12:00 Arizona Youth Survey and Southern Arizona Youth Adults Overdose Data, Raul Munoz – Pima County Health Department, Youth Harm Reduction, SIROW

12:00-12:30 LUNCH BREAK

12:30-1:00 ACEs Consortium, Carlian Dawson 

1:00-1:30 Youth Panel

1:30-1:45 BREAK

1:45-2:15 Lived Experience, Andres Ruiz – I Believe in Myself

2:15-2:45 Youth Recovery, Tasia Ivey – COPE Community Services

2:45-3:00 BREAK

3:00-3:30 Substance Misuse Prevention among BIPOC Youth and Foster Youth, Joronda Montano 

3:30-4:00 Person with Lived Experience and Reducing Stigma of MAT Services, Bryan Hamilton & Kate Meyer

4:00-4:15 Surveys, Closing Remarks, Continuing Education Certificates 

4:15-4:30 BREAK

4:30-5:30 BONUS Rx360 Training of Trainers