Inova Act on Addiction
Summit Resources

Inova has hosted community-focused summits to help connect participants with resources. Find highlights from these events below.

In our community, 65 percent of all adults and more than 70 percent of millennials
say they know someone who struggles with addiction.

You can still check out the resources shared from the 2020 and 2021 Summits. Visit Inova.Events/AOASummit to review the recordings, or check out the resources below.

Title: Inova Act on Addiction Summit and LCPS Mental Health and Wellness Conference

Inova Act on Addiction Summit
January 25 – 29, 2021

Loudoun County Public Schools
Mental Health and Wellness Conference
January 30, 2021

Free event for parents, educators and community members.
All Act on Addiction session recordings will be available on this site at the conclusion of the entire event.

Visit Inova.Events/AOASummit to view the recordings and presentation slides.


Sponsored by Joan and Russell Hitt

The Summit will be held in partnership with the Fairfax County Public School System’s (FCPS) annual Mental Health and Wellness Conference, a collaboration between FCPS, Fairfax County Community Services Board, Fairfax Health Department and community service providers. Join us for webinar series packed with inspiring speakers and resources to help build greater resiliency during these unprecedented times.

Our Minds Matter Presents

Mindfulness and Self-Care Workshops for Teens

Sponsored by Our Minds Matter

Resources from the 2021 Summit

Act on Addiction Summit 2021

Monday, September 27 – Friday, October 1

The 8th Annual Fairfax County Public Schools Mental Health and Wellness Conference and Inova Act on Addiction presents Strategies for Today and Beyond

About the Summit:

Sessions will take place Monday, September 27 – Friday, October 1. The registration links below are to attend the virtual, live, keynote events. Each session will be one hour each. Additional pre-recorded sessions will be available and shared on this site.

Schedule of Sessions:

*For more information about a particular session or participating speaker, please visit the session’s registration page.

Monday, 9/27 at 6:00 p.m. –
Kickoff Panel | Act on Addiction Summit: Tools for Fostering Success at Home, In School and Throughout Life

Tuesday, 9/28 at 6:30 p.m. –
The Resilient Brain: Cultivating Courage & Curiosity to Expand a Child’s Capacity to Build Inner Strength.

  • Speaker: Dr. Dan Seigel

Wednesday, 9/29 at 6:00 p.m. –
Tools for caretakers to support resiliency for those involved in substance use.

  • Speaker: Husam K. Alathari, MD

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Thursday, 9/30 at 6:00 p.m. –
Getting a handle on…ALL THIS! How to thrive in overwhelming and uncertain times

  • Speaker: Dr. Stacey Hardy-Chandler

Friday, 10/1 at 12:00 p.m. –
Virginia Cannabis Laws 2021 and Legalization Implications

  • Speaker: Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD

Resources from the 2020 Summit

Title: Starting the Conversation: Recognizing Challenges and Sparking Dialogue Around Mental Health During COVID-19


Moderator: Jummy Olabanji, NBC4
Panelist: Kasey Cain, FCPS
Panelist: Nathan Onibudo, FCPS
Panelist: Michael Lovett, Inova
Panelist: Joya Lee, Inova

Title: Social and Emotional Learning in School and at Home: Supporting our Students’ Engagement, Resilience and Well-Being During Challenging Times

Speakers: Melissa Schlinger, Vice President of Practice and Programs, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learn (CASEL)

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Title: Managing Emotions: How to Talk about Feelings so Kids will Talk about Feelings

Description: Join this practical and inspiring parent session and learn how to easily teach your child the ABCs of emotions — a valuable, life-long skill most of us never learned from our parents or teachers. You will learn how to increase your child and family’s emotional intelligence to better manage upset feelings, make family life easier and more fun, and get real tools for the real emotional moments of life.

Speakers: Ellen Pritchard Dodge, M.ED CCC-SLP, Educational Director at Kimochis; Founder of The Parenting Partner

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Title: Addiction and the Family: When COVID, Addiction and Isolation Intersect

Speakers: Kate Appleman MA, CAADC, CCS, CSAT, CMAT, Senior Clinical Director of Men’s Services, Caron Treatment Centers

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Title: Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: Promoting Positive Socio-Emotional Development

Speakers: Joseph Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The University of Virginia Counselor Education Program

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Title: Blending the Head and the Heart: Resiliency With The Pyramid of Success

Speakers: David S. Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development, George Mason University

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Title: Mindfulness Workshop

Speakers: Corinne Coppola, Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Instructor, Our Minds Matters

Title: Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Speakers: Sulman Aziz Mirza, M.D., Psychiatrist, Inova Kellar Center/ LouCouPsych

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Title: When Enough is Enough – Disrupting the Reward and Addiction Process

Speakers: Nhat Nguyen, MSW, CAADC, Adult Behavioral Health Outpatient and Case Management Services, Fairfax Falls Church Community Services Board/ Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention

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Title: Making Self-Care Actionable

Speakers: Our Minds Matter

Note: These materials are for educational purposes only and not to be re-used without permission.  All recordings and slides will be available through the end of 2020 with the exception of the materials associated with the “Cultivating Resilience and Well-Being” with Karen Reivich. Those will only be available until October 23, 2020.

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