VIRTUAL-Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) Training for Clinical Support Staff

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The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a developmentally-appropriate behavioral treatment for youth and young adults 12 to 24 years old with substance use disorders developed by Chestnut Health Systems.

A-CRA is endorsed by the Office of Youth and Young Adult Services(OYYAS), Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a preferred outpatient model for adolescent substance use treatment.  A-CRA is also the recommended treatment intervention for youth with substance using behaviors who do not meet full diagnostic criteria for substance use disorder. 

This training is intended to expose clinical support staff (Case managers, Recovery Coaches, Therapeutic mentors, Therapeutic Training & Support, Family Partners, and other paraprofessionals) to some of the core procedures of A-CRA such as problem-solving skills to cope with day-to-day stressors, communication skills, and active participation in positive social and recreational activities with the goal of improving life satisfaction and eliminating alcohol and substance use problems (Chestnut Health Systems).

This modified A-CRA Training is intended for clinical support staff to increase their capacity to identify and address substance use disorders in youth and young ad

Vannasang Souksavath, LICSW and Mary Chao, LMHC
Event Date: 
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Attendance Mode: 
Evidence-Based Practice
Youth and Young Adults
Contact Information
Gina Colon
AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
Training Coordinator

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