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Trueman Hight,MA, MRE, CSAC II

TRUEMAN H. HIGHT, is owner director of Trueman Hight and Associates, Prevention Training and Consulting, Peculiar, Missouri. He has a master's degree in religious education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, a master's degree in counseling from the University of Missouri Kansas City, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Park College, Parkville, Missouri. Trueman's rapport with adolescents enables him to reach them during the critical years of enhanced peer pressure. His abilities are not limited to adolescents, his extensive experience with parents and educators makes him a much requested speaker. He has published articles on teen institutes, conflict mediation, peer helpers and dysfunctional families. He has traveled throughout the world training youth and adults alike. Trueman formerly served as the Director of Prevention for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the Missouri Institute for Prevention Service. He was involved in pioneering the Teen Institute, an adolescent drug prevention program, in the state of Missouri. He was instrumental in creating and developing Peer Helper, Prevention Theater, High School Taught Elementary Program (HiSTEP), Student Assistance Program, and Conflict Mediation. Previously he was Associate Director of Reforming Feelings, Counseling and Consulting, an Educator/Counselor with Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Education (D.A.T.E.) Inc. and Pastor of the Coleman Baptist Church of Peculiar, Missouri. Trueman is retired from the United States Air Force, where he served for 23 years as a Special Agent with Office of Special Investigations (OSI), as a Criminal Investigator and Counter-Intelligence Superintendent . Trueman is a member of the Missouri Association of Alcoholism Counselors, the American Association of Christian Counselors, the National Association of Alcoholism Counselors and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. He was a two term president of the National Association of Teen Institutes and vice president of the Network of Professionals for Children of Alcoholics and is Past-President and present board member of the Missouri Peer Helpers Association