Understanding Teenage Substance Abuse & Current Drug Trends

bulletOnline Training

bulletRecorded on December 5, 2014

bullet2 Hour Training

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$40 for non-YIPA members

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In today’s world to keep up with drug trends is nearly impossible. New drugs are popping up and old drugs are reappearing to a whole new generation. Let us help you grasp what’s really going on the world of substance abuse.

We will cover current drugs, warning signs, how drugs/alcohol affect brain development as well as provide a window into the mind of a teenage addict. This training will be interactive and provide insight from young people in recovery as well as prevention professionals. We will look at data that applies to the communities you serve as learn about the rise in heroin use and the direct connection with prescription opiates. You will leave with a better understanding of substance abuse, recovery and have tools to apply to your work with youth.

This is a great training for front-line youth workers, managers, and directors. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the experts!

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about new substance abuse trends
  • Identify behaviors related to specific substances
  • Learn about free resources for youth to get help

Trainer

Adam Pederson has been on staff with Mn Adult & Teen Challenge for over 4 years. For the last 3 years he has worked as the Director for Know the Truth, a substance abuse prevention program. Know the Truth works with schools and community organizations educating students, parents, and professionals on the risks of substance abuse. Last year alone Adam’s team presented to more than 50,000 Mn youth. Adam has an associate’s degree in applied science and is certified as a prevention specialist. He resides in Columbia Heights with his wife Renee and their 8 month old son Beckett.

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: AT-RISK BEHAVIORS

Logistics

  • Online Training
  • Recorded on December 5, 2014
  • 2 Hours
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $40 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 2 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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