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Recorded on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

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This webinar is sponsored by Time2Track.

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Adolescence is a unique and active period of development. Differential diagnostic understanding and treatment is complicated, specialized, and vital. Often, protective change and treatment progress can be stalled by unrecognized areas of risk and need. As many as 40% of adolescents with identified mental health needs have co-occurring substance use issues. Identified substance use needs predict co-occurring mental health disorders over 70% of the time. Treatment retention and progress, safety factors, and beneficial change are all improved with integrated applications. This integrative approach can be initially daunting for clinicians. Adolescents with CODs are already in our care – and integrating care provides the better opportunity for healthy changes for youth and families.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe current research regarding youth with co-occurring disorders – including prevalence(s) - and list factors that differentiate youth from adults.
  • Describe how physical, social, and personality development factors during adolescence can be dramatically impacted by substance use/abuse, trauma/victimization and mental health disorders.
  • Describe screening and assessment from an integrated perspective.

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  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

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Michael Fox, MA, LPCC-S, LCDC III, uses his clinical experience working in substance use and mental health direct treatment, systemic and community coordination, and teaching with research-driven data to assist students, professionals and communities in decreasing risks to youth and help families. He provides educational training, technical assistance, and consultation to professionals working with youth who have co-occurring substance use and mental health needs. He specializes in implementing a system of care approach that intentionally integrates attention to multiply-overlapping areas of substance use, mental health, trauma and developmental trauma, juvenile justice and adolescent-specific development.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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