The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Great Lakes ATTC Spring Webinar Series: Reaching and Retaining Pregnant & Parenting Teens & Young Adults Recording
Adolescence and young adulthood are fraught with complexities. When pregnancy, parenting, and substance use concerns are layered on, the combination can be overwhelming for the young person—and for you! This session focuses on understanding risk factors for substance use, leveraging resiliency factors, and using creative engagement strategies to reach and retain pregnant and parenting teens and young adults, as well as their families.
- Identify three resiliency factors for pregnant and parenting adolescents and young adults with SUDs.
- Identify three considerations for addressing the dual needs of parenting teens or young adults with SUDs and the needs of their children.
- Explain how co-parenting, teen dating violence, and foster care involvement impacts pregnant and parenting adolescents with SUDs.
Euna Ra-Smith, LCSW, is a senior program manager at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) and a program manager for the California Youth Opioid Response. She has served as a clinician, senior director and chief clinical officer in child, adolescent, and young adult serving agencies for nearly two decades. She has worked exclusively in diverse settings, including overseeing adolescent residential treatment services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, unsheltered transitional aged youth, and community-based outpatient services.
Veronica Welch, MS, is a Program Associate II at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), where she provides TA and support for implementation of mobile crisis and justice interventions in California. Her past work experience includes clinical work with young families on bonding and attachment, as well as individual therapy with families and children in the child welfare system. She possesses a B.S. in child development and a M.S. in marriage, child, and family therapy.