Youth and substance use: Examining engagement, equity, and motivational approaches in clinical pract

Adina Hauser, MSW, Stacy DeSouza and Joanna Seel, MSW

This webinar will provide education on the unique factors that exist for youth who use substances in a problematic way. Participants will gain information on the impact of substance use on the growing brain development and how risk-taking and impulsivity often create conditions for youth to struggle with problematic substance use. The relationship between mental health and substance use for youth, trauma, and its impact on clinical interventions will be briefly reviewed. The idea of pursuing health equity in the context of youth addictions along with concepts such as cultural humility and cultural formulation in clinical work will also be explored.

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