TAY Webinar Series

 

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) is partnering with NORC, at the  University of Chicago and the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) to bring a series of virtual events examining special topics for working with adolescents and transitional age youth that relate to substance use and mental health conditions. The teen and young adult years are an important time for early intervention into substance use and mental health. There are many evidence-based practices and promising interventions that can be used effectively. 

 

The goal of this series is to provide evidence-based and cutting-edge information on substance use prevention and intervention to an interprofessional audience of behavioral health practitioners for working with adolescents and transitional age youth (18 - 25).

    October 27 webinar

     

    November 17 webinar

     

    December 15 webinar

     

    Series Objectives:

    • Describe the transition from adolescence to adulthood, with a special focus on transitional age youth (18 - 25) and the specific health, substance use, and mental health issues they face.
    • Explore specific interventions to support adolescents and transitional age youth with substance use and mental health disorders including risk mitigation strategies including the role of family and positive social supports.
    • Examine special issues adolescents and transitional age youth with substance use disorders (SUDs)  face such as homelessness and/or sexual exploitation.
    • Identify technology-based interventions effective with adolescents and transitional age youth for prevention and treatment of SUDs and explore promising interventions such as texting and social media-based interventions. 
    • Describe issues facing LQBTQI and underrepresented minority adolescents and transitional age youth with SUDs
    • Engage with youth in discussions on issues related to substance use and mental health facing adolescents and transitional age youth.
    • Explore three clinical practices that work to prevent or reduce substance use with adolescents and transitional age youth.

     

     

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