Youth Substance Use 101

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) will be leading a series of regional trainings in October, November and December.  These trainings are open to DPH, Bureau of Substance Addiction providers as well as other youth serving agencies and departments. 

Description: 

This training provides an overview of the disease model of addiction with a focus on substance use disorders as a pediatric or development affliction. As such, it includes a discussion of why youth and young adults are particularly at risk and briefly reviews best practices for screening and engagement. The training includes an examination of the role of co-occurring mental health disorders and trauma in youth substance use. Finally, it presents a demographic and clinical picture of youth receiving treatment in the continuum of care funded by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) as well as a brief description of the programs, services, and levels of care in that system. Wherever possible, providers from the continuum of care are invited to attend and give a fuller description of the services they provide.

Presenter: 
Jordana Willers, Ed.M
Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Tags: 
Motivational Interviewing
Youth and Young Adults
Address: 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
180 Beaman St. # 1
West Boylston, MA 01583
Sponsored by BSAS: 
No
Contact Information
Gina Colon
Phone: 
5087527313
Organization: 
AdCare Educational Institute
Position: 
Planner