The G.A.P. Network Annual Conference: Gaining Ground

Join Prevention Action Alliance and the G.A.P. Network for this year’s virtual annual conference. The two-day event will feature national speakers and will discuss the grief of losing a loved one to substance misuse or otherwise and advocating for prevention. The agenda for each day is below.

Why Should You Come?

  • This conference will give you a greater understanding of what grief is and how to manage it to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
  • You’ll learn how to help your community as an advocate for the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of mental health and wellness.
  • It’s free.

Who Should Come?

  • You have lost a loved one because of substance misuse or suicide.
  • You are grieving the loss of a loved one, no matter the cause.
  • If a family member or friend has experienced a significant loss and you want to learn how to help them.
  • You want to make a difference in your community.


Registration is separate for each day and free to all.


April 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Day 1

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Continuing Bonds: Fostering Our Emotional Connections with Those We’ve Lost (two-parts)
  • When a Family Grieves: The Impact of Death on the Family System
  • Closing Remarks

April 22 from 9 a.m. to Noon – Day 2

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • From Grief to Advocating for Prevention
  • Advocacy 101
  • The Addict’s Parents United
  • Closing Remarks