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Following an overview of adolescence, the benefits and challenges of the “teen years” will be examined. While addressing the basics, the presenter will then lead a discussion on current research surrounding adolescent substance use and brain development, sleep and diet recommendations, and the role of friends and family. In addition to exploring successful strategies for building rapport with adolescents, evidence based practices that have proven to be effective for working with youth will be investigated.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Christine McNulty Grant, LCSW, LADC, CCS Christine McNulty Grant has spent her career working with children, adolescents and adults that have been impacted by substance use and mental health challenges. Christine began her career in the early nineties working in an inpatient mental health hospital with children and adolescents. read more…
6 contact hours for nurses, psychologists, social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, continuing health education specialists, corrections and behavioral health professionals. Contact hours for licensed alcohol and drug counselors are pending.
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.