June 8, 2023: Session 4: Adolescent Substance Use
Adolescent Substance Use
James McKowen, PhD
June 8, 2023
Session 4: 4:00-5:30PM EDT
Health care workers and school officials cite a variety of factors that contribute to inadequate screening and management of substance abuse disorders, including:
- Inadequate training in identification of substance use disorders.
- Pessimistic/negative attitudes about patients with substance use and the available treatment.
- Inability to identify treatment resources for patients who screen positive for substance use.
Many educators and school staff members may lack the necessary understanding and skills to identify and address substance use. This can lead to misinterpretation of the behavior as simple defiance or a lack of motivation, which can exacerbate the student's distress and contribute to poor outcomes. Without adequate training and support, school staff may struggle to effectively support students who are experiencing substance use disorders. This may include difficulty communicating with families, coordinating services across different professionals, and navigating legal and ethical considerations. Schools may not have a clear and consistent approach to addressing substance use disorders, which can lead to inconsistent or ineffective interventions. This can result in academic struggles and negative long-term outcomes for the student. This curriculum addresses these areas of focus specifically.
This program is intended for psychologists, social workers, educators, and license mental health counselors.
By the end of this training session, participants should be able to:
- Identify the common symptoms of substance use disorders in the school setting.
- Describe evidence-based approached to substance use screening in schools.
- Explain the role of substance use disorders in the development and progression of mental health and physical health problems in youth.
Lowell Public Schools & MGH Psychiatry Academy Training Series
Times: 4:00-5:30PM EDT (Live Virtual via Zoom)
Session 4: June 8, 2023 Adolescent Substance Use
4:00 – 5:30 PM EDT James McKowen, PhD
- 1.50 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 1.50 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D91850
- 1.50 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.50 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.50 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.