Child & Family Agency and DMHAS Present:
Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention:
Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment
Course Description: This seminar is the outgrowth of a two-year project to identify promising and effective adolescent substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. Drawing from the chapters these respected scholars wrote for the book Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment, attendees will be presented with a social-historical overview of humanity’s need for mind altering substances with special attention given to the “stepping stone” theory of addiction. Next, the biological/genetic need for mind-altering drugs is examined. This is followed by an overview of primary prevention. Lastly, promising interventions are examined.
Dr. Carl Leukefeld is Professor of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry, Oral Health Science and Social Work; and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science and Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, with a graduate appointment in Sociology.
Michael Fendrich received a Ph.D. in community psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and a post-doctoral M.S. in biostatistics from Columbia University in 1987. He was on the faculty of the Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago for 14 years before moving to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to head the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare in 2005. This fall, he will be joining the University of Connecticut where he will be Associate Dean for Research and Professor in the School of Social Work. As a methodologically oriented psychologist with a highly interdisciplinary orientation, his work has focused on high risk behavior among adolescents and young adults with particular emphasis on substance abuse. He has conducted extensive federally funded research on the measurement of substance use in the community and risk and protective factors associated with substance abuse, psychiatric disorder, and criminal justice system involvement. Most recently he has led evaluations of drug court interventions for adult criminal offenders with co-occurring substance abuse disorders.
A light breakfast and lunch are provided without charge.
There is no cost for attending this seminar.
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Place: Hilton Garden Inn – Glastonbury, CT
85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, CT 06033 ph 860-659-1025
Register online at www.childandfamilyagency.org (click on Workshops & complete the Registration Form) or call 860-443-2896 x1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Work CEU’S have been applied for.
Funding for this seminar series is made possible by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).