University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium

2018 Speakers
Vernique Coleman-Stokes

Vernique J. Coleman-Stokes is Director of the Center for Alcohol and Other Drugs Resources and Education at the University of Dayton and she leads a diverse team consisting of clinical chemical dependency staff, AOD prevention programming staff and students.

The Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Resources and Education is a part of the Health and Wellness area of the Division of Student Development at the University of Dayton. The center offers a centralized approach to alcohol and other drug education and prevention as well as therapeutic interventions through a multidisciplinary clinical staff. A recovery support program is also a part of the center's work.

Vernique previously served as manager of alcohol and other drug interventions at the University of Dayton. As manager, she facilitated alcohol and other drug assessments and referrals, one-on­-one meetings, group meetings, crisis interventions, was the Advisor to the Club 6 student organization focusing on substance-free events and parties in the student neighborhood. Vernique has been instrumental in developing resources and support services for students in recovery, a new initiative for the center.

Prior to this, she served as a primary therapist for MonDay Community Correctional Institution and as a juvenile court mental health liaison for Integrated Youth Services. Vernique earned a master of science in clinical mental health and a master of science in gerontology counseling from Wright State University. She is a professional clinical counselor - supervisor, independent chemical dependency counselor - clinical supervisor, and holds certifications in tobacco treatment, prevention specialist and adult mental health first aid.

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