(Friday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The North Carolina Problem Gambling Program (NCPGP) is pleased to offer Introduction to Adolescents with Co-occurring Mental Health & Substance/Addiction Disorders – Part 1 Providing any type or level of mental
The North Carolina Problem Gambling Program (NCPGP) is pleased to offer
Introduction to Adolescents with Co-occurring Mental Health & Substance/Addiction Disorders – Part 1
Providing any type or level of mental and behavioral health care to adolescents can be challenging. It is a unique period of development that cannot be viewed as ‘mature childhood’ or ‘immature adulthood’. Identifying and understanding areas of needs, risks and symptoms can be complicated by the very developmental plasticities that offer so much potential for movement toward healthy changes. Often, this plasticity can mask or cloud a more comprehensive and integrated picture, which may ignore meaningful areas of influence. When areas of influential needs are not identified and included, treatment progress and associated protective changes can be slowed or even halted. Quite often, unidentified areas include alcohol/drug use: as many as 40% of adolescents with identified mental health needs experience co-occurring substance use needs at some level. While an integrated approach to ongoing screening, assessment and treatment can be initially daunting, it is a vital and foundational component of comprehensive care. Adolescents with co-occurring disorders are already in our care – and integrating that care provides the better opportunity for improved life trajectories for youth and their families. This two-part, lunch-time training series highlights the prevalence of youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use needs, describes an integrated, biopsychosocial approach and promotes existing cross-over skills useful for treatment professionals to immediately increase an integrated approach to care.
12 pm – 1 pm
Participants will be able to
- Describe and define: co-occurring and multiply-occurring needs; adolescence; biopsychosocial approach to care; integrated care.
- Review and identify prevalence of adolescents with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring needs.
Mental health professionals including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, pastoral counselors, school counselors, as well as clergy, school administrators, recreational therapists, peer support specialists and all those interested in learning about problem gambling.
All webinars are free. However, pre-registration is required.
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