Date: 10/8/2015, 9:00 am—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
The two-day substance abuse training will cover current theories and causes of addiction, types of addictions and behaviors, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. The training will explore the difference in working with adults and adolescents. In addition to gaining knowledge on the spectrum of addiction, the training will include working with different populations, including women, and culturally diverse groups. Focus will be made on diverse teens from foster and group home, the juvenile justice system, and LBGT adolescents. Special emphasis will be made on utilizing culturally, gender and age responsive types of interventions including harm reduction and strength-based approaches.