A Closer Look at Prevention and Early Intervention for Substance Use in Teens and Young Adults : VFHY
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Empower Series
Substance Use

A Closer Look at Prevention and Early Intervention for Substance Use in Teens and Young Adults

Free Registration – Limited Capacity

November 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Virtual Workshop Description

This interactive workshop examines some of the traditional models of prevention, intervention and treatment and their degrees of effectiveness.  Participants are asked to view prevention through a different lens and are given the opportunity (through breakout sessions) to brainstorm new ways of addressing concerns.  Updated terminology and best ways to start the conversation with teens and young adults are discussed.

In this virtual workshop you will:

  • Name different types of prevention
  • Show an understanding of the importance of starting effective prevention early on
  • Differentiate levels of care according to ASAM criteria
  • Outline the basics of an Early Intervention Program suited to their population
  • List examples of Motivational Interviewing questions that may be effective in exploring substance use with teens and young adults

Workshop Instructor

Barbara Burke received her MSW from the VCU School of Social Work in 1978 and most of her work over the past 40 years has been with Substance Use Disorders. She recently retired from clinical practice, where she specialized in the assessment, early and treatment of Adolescents and Young Adults. Barbara believes in the importance of family involvement and meeting folks where they are. Her focus has been on helping young people understand their relationship with substances and their risk factors for dependence so they can make informed decisions. She is the co-founder of “Rams in Recovery”, a Collegiate Recovery Program at VCU where she remains part of the project team and a member of its advisory board. She is currently adjunct faculty in the VCU School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences where she teaches courses in Substance Abuse and Coping and Adaptation. She also contracts with the University of Richmond to provide early intervention groups and is a consultant to area schools.

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