Substance Use and Youth: Current Trends, Warning Signs, and Engagement Techniques
April 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$99.00
Instructor: Crystal Wytenus, MA, MPA, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS
This workshop encourages increased awareness on the current substance use trends among youth in the country as well as specifically in the State of New Jersey. The workshop will place emphasis on the importance of early detection of youth at risk and proactive actions to reduce substance use in this population. The workshop highlights the benefits of appropriate utilization of engagement techniques, including techniques from motivational interviewing and the nurtured heart approach, in order to effectively detect and address substance use issues in this population. Lastly, this will introduce the Wraparound Model of Care, which is a holistic approach that includes a focus on family and community engagement to “wrap” around a youth and can be utilized with youth struggling from substance use. Participants will learn how this model of care can be used promote prevention, compliment traditional treatment services, and reinforce sustained recovery from substance use for our youth.
CE Credits: 6 Clinical