Trying to Stop Opioid Addiction Before It Happens: Addressing Transgenerational Substance Abuse at the Youth and Family Levels
November 16, 2017 . 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In this training, we will look at evidence-based theories and practices designed to address transgenerational substance abuse and help youth and families break out of negative and dangerous cycles that can lead to opioid (and other) addiction concerns in adulthood.
We will examine this challenge predominantly from the lens of the school system, but will also explore family-therapy and community-based interventions that can help support youth. In this session, we will specifically look at methods that foster skill development for mental health clinicians and caregivers engaged in substance abuse education and intervention efforts. We will also examine up-to-date research findings related to adolescent substance abuse, school-based interventions, and lasting behavior change. Intervention concepts and practices that foster self-efficacy and actual change practices will be introduced and discussed as well.
This workshop will include a mix of lecture, case method, multi-media presentation, and discussion, and is designed to be informative, realistic and practical. Learn more here.