Date: 5/16/2019, 9:00 am—5:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
This 15-hour course
will use lecture, group exercises, video and group discussion to educate participants about drug and alcohol use and how to effectively support if children, teens, and their caretakers are negatively affected by substance abuse or dependence. Participants will learn how to identify signs and symptoms of DSM-IV Substance Use Disorders, make support recommendations based on current research and practice, support effectively and make good referrals, and assist teens and caregivers as they get into recovery (and learn what to do if they don’t). Issues of dual diagnosis and parental substance abuse and its effects will be addressed, as will myths and realities about substance use, and overviews of theories of addiction, abstinence-based treatment, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing.