Creating A Safety Net: How to prevent substance abuse and promote family wellness.

Join the team from the Retreat at Ponte Vedra Beach for our September installment of the 2018 Fall Speaker Series. This event will have two keynote speakers highlighting local resources for children, adolescents, and families in need of support related to substance use or abuse as well as discussing factors to promote family wellness. Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Burton, and our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Winings, will discuss recent research and statistics on protective factors for children and families to promote positive outcomes. This will be an interactive evening for participants with an opportunity for questions and answers from our panel of speakers.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: The Lodge and Club  [607 Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082]

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Keynote Speakers:

Susan Pitman, Executive Director of Drug Free Duval

Marcy LaVine, Duval County Schools, Student Option for Success Program

Don’t miss out on a night filled with important information on how to prevent substance abuse and promote family wellness. Our panel of experts will discuss what you need to know as a parent, educator, or clinician about substance use, children, and teens. Practical take aways will include warning signs of substance use, how to create a safety net, keeping your kids from falling into drugs and alcohol, as well as information on local resources for families in need of substance use support.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A: Yes, you must be 18 years or older to attend.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A: Please call 904-335-3252 or email us at

Q: Is dinner served?

A: Yes, dinner is included with ticket purchase

Q: What’s the refund policy?

A: All sales are final.