This program has been approved for 6 Category A Continuing Education Credits by the National Association of Social Workers, NH Chapter. Auth. #3490
This workshop focuses on giving coaches an overview of working with youth at risk of alcohol and drug misuse and other addictive disorders. It also is an excellent introduction to more expanded content that will be offered in the new Certificate Program in Coaching Youth at Risk. Beginning with a description of coaching methods used to target and support at-risk youth, this workshop will inform coaches on how to work effectively with children and teens in preventing and reducing drug and alcohol misuse. After a review of evidence-based, research-supported models for treating drug and alcohol issues, there will be discussion of a number of topics, including: risk factors, drugs of misuse, the brain, and classes of drugs used to treat addictive disorders. You will be encouraged to use information from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Admin.) and NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), two organizations whose work helps to inform best strategies for supporting youth at-risk for drug and alcohol misuse.