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Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Adolescents of Color (CLOSED EVENT)


This presentation focuses on substance use disorder treatment for Latinx, African American and other youth of color. Topics cover include engaging Latinx, and African American adolescents in substance use disorder treatment, Evidence-based approaches for working with adolescents of color, and the integration of culture and Evidence-Based Practices, such as Contingency Management, Feedback-Informed Treatment, Culturally-Modified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Familia Adelante. Participants will also receive resources to increase engagement of adolescents of color in SUD treatment.




  • Explain how to engage Latinx, African American and other youths of color in SUD treatment.
  • Examine main Evidence-based practices for youths in substance use treatment.
  • Discuss cultural adaptations to Evidence-Based Practices.




Registrants who fully attend this training will be eligible to receive a 2 continuing education (CE) hours authorized by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County. CE certificates will be disseminated by ADAMHS.




Trainer, Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. Mark is the author of five books, which focus on behavioral health. Recent writings include Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients Multiple Addictions and Disorders, Recovery Management: and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling books series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Life Time Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni.

Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois Chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.


Trainer, Isa Velez Enchevarria

Isa I. Vélez Echevarría, PsyD is a Puerto Rican clinical psychologist. She is the Ohio State Project Manager for the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers managed by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  During her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA, she obtained a certification as Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinician. She was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy. In addition, she provides telehealth services to communities of color in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. Her clinical work has focused on culturally tailored and trauma-informed services to Latinx communities.



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.

Starts: May. 15, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: May. 15, 2023 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
May 15, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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