Youth Substance Use: Responding to Behavioral Warning Signs

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

11:00 AM1:30 PM

WestGate@Crane
13598 E. Westgate Drive
Odon, IN 47562

Adolescence is a time of great change, and sometimes these changes include engagement in worrisome behaviors. Research has defined tangible early warning signs that, if recognized and addressed, can help youth-serving professionals steer an adolescent away from the risks that may lead to substance abuse. In this workshop, we will explore the prevalence of adolescent substance use and attendees will:

  • build skills for recognizing signs of substance use behaviors among adolescents;
  • learn strategies to respond to and support youth who may be using substances; and
  • identify opportunities to work with families and other youth-serving professionals to prevent and interrupt adolescent substance abuse.

CEUs will be provided by the IU School of Public Health. 

Speaker: Alison Greene, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Applied Health Science, Indiana University-Bloomington

Alison Greene, Ph.D., designs, implements, and evaluates health interventions for adolescents in traditionally undeserved communities. Through her work, Dr. Greene aims to promote healthy behaviors and to mitigate the harmful effects of substance abuse, trauma, risky sex behaviors, and health disparities among marginalized groups.