Live Virtual Workshops
Addictions and Youth
Substances, Technology, Porn
Credit Hours (CEC)
Addictions and Youth - Live Virtual - August 10, 2023; 9am-4pm Central Time
Early rate expires 07/21/2023
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of addictions in youth
- Learn how to assess and differentiate between experimentation and addiction
- Identify the underlying needs of youth struggling with addiction
- List new strategies for supporting youth and families
*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.
Some of the Topics Included
- The Continuum of Addiction
- Why Youth Use
- Adolescent Development 101
- When Use Becomes Abuse
- Identifying Youth at Risk
- Assessing Underlying Needs
- The Role of Attachment
- Impact of Addictions on Families
- Strategies and Best Practice Approaches
- Harm Reduction Strategies
- Tips for Handling Cravings and Triggers
- Working to Create Longer-Term Outcomes
This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, and anyone working with youth who have addiction issues.
Terms & Conditions
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Trainer: Paul Carrick
Paul has been providing conflict resolution and counselling services for over 25 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work and a diploma in Human Resources. Paul currently works for the University of Winnipeg as a Complaints Resolution Advisor and has a small private practice. Some of his past roles include being an Employee and Family Assistance Program Therapist, Justice Department Trauma Therapist, and a Respectful Workplace Advisor. Paul’s focus as a therapist has been on addressing violence against women, domestic abuse, addictions, mental health concerns, childhood sexual abuse, and trauma. He believes the key to working with people is to do so in a nonthreatening manner so that individuals feel heard and supported. As a trainer, Paul delivers practical, applicable information in an approachable, humorous, and engaging presentation style.