Youth Substance Use: Strategies for Approaching Mental Health, Trauma and Substance Misuse
Date: February 9, 2023
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Join UBC for this free accredited webinar, where experts in youth substance use will share their knowledge and experience to enhance your understanding of the connections between mental health, trauma and substance misuse. The panelists will provide you with approaches to working with youth experiencing concurrent disorders.
Audience: Family physicians, mental health specialists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, residents and students.
- Describe how the biology and development of the adolescent brain predisposes to substance misuse and risky behaviour.
- Describe how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and attachment impact youth health and substance use. Implement an approach to working with First Nations youth with a history of trauma/multigenerational trauma and substance use.
- Examine approaches to working with youth experiencing concurrent disorders including mental health, trauma and substance misuse.