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Reaching Youth at Risk for Substance Use and Misue: Strategies for Early Intervention

Description: Early intervention (EI) strategies seek to identify youth who are at risk for substance use and misuse and to stop, or reduce, use before it escalates. Research indicates that early intervention can reduce youth substance use, misuse, and related problems before more severe conditions occur (National Academy of Sciences, 2015). Yet, early intervention has received less focus than other parts of the substance use continuum. This training aims to introduce participants to a new early intervention resource guide developed by NASADAD with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Upon completing this training, participants will have a better understanding of: 

- The need for more early intervention programs for adolescents and transitional-aged youth. 
- The national landscape of early intervention programs and services. 
- Detailed examples of early intervention programs in three states. 
- How to use the “Reaching Youth At Risk for Substance Use and Misuse” Resource Guide to develop local EI programs and services.

Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST

Location: Zoom

Register here.

March 2021

Mar 05 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

The outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful - it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines and a general sense of uncertainty. Our communities are struggling with economic, financial, and mental stressors. During these uncertain times, drinking and drug use tend to rise and those who abuse alcohol and/or other drugs, are particularly vulnerable to high risk events. The purpose of this training is to bring additional awareness and resources to assist when our communities are stressed.  The content will also include helpful tools and resources that offer substance abuse and suicide prevention assistance for our community. 



Mar 12 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Client Centered Therapy

This training will provide an overview of Carl Roger’s Client-Centered Therapy (aka Person-Centered Therapy). Objectives will include:

·       Introduce Client-Centered Therapy/Approach
·       Review key terms/techniques by Carl Rogers (including unconditional positive regard)
·       Being where the client is at – present focused approaches
·       How to achieve congruence in therapy
·       The Gentle Push – how to make progress with clients in therapy
·       Activities to promote change in therapy



Mar 16 Tue
ADAD Zoom Training: LGB&T Cultural Humility

This SAMHSA training was developed to provide practitioners and administrators familiarity and knowledge about the interaction between LGBT issues and substance use disorders. The curriculum offers skill-building knowledge enhancing practical abilities to offer sensitive, affirmative, culturally relevant, and effective treatment to LGBT individuals in substance use disorders treatment.