Lauber Discusses How Media Influence Perceptions of Community Health

Posted on 6/29/2017 3:50:57 PM

Erick Lauber, professor in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations, will be presenting at the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health Summer School Conference. Lauber’s presentation discusses how local media frame stories about substance abuse in a way that sometimes leads readers to believe the problem is more of an individual problem, not necessarily a community-level problem.

The Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute for Community and Behavioral Health (MARTI-CBH) Conference, “Promoting Recovery and Wellness: For Individuals, Families, and Communities,” will be held July 10–14, 2017, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

This cross-disciplinary conference will provide an in-depth focus on the opioid epidemic and suicide prevention.

Other workshop and panel topics include:

  • “Recovery is a Journey, Not a Destination: Hope for Individuals, Families, and Communities Affected by Addiction”
  • “QPR Gatekeeper Training: Question, Persuade, Refer”
  • “What Do Suicide, Addiction, Unemployment, and Crime Often Have in Common? A History of Head Trauma Could Be the Cause”
  • “Warm Hand-offs: Engaging Introductions to Treatment”
  • “The Impact of Suicide”
  • “Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of Addiction Disorders and Substance Abuse: A New Era”
  • “Keeping Secrets: Ethics Checklists for Protecting Confidentiality Rights”
  • “Substance Use Prevention and Intervention in College Health Settings”

The 2017 program is the 27th annual MARTI summer conference. MARTI (founded in 1988 as the Mid-Atlantic Addiction and Training Institute), is one of 40-plus centers and institutes at IUP. For decades, MARTI has been a powerhouse organized around a consortium of academic and professional experts in the field of alcohol abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and related mental health issues.