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Preventing Substance Use in Teens
May 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Youth substance use has significant impacts on the developing adolescent brain. Join Dr. Jason Burrow-Sanchez, Professor of Counseling Psychology as he reviews major social and biological markers of adolescent development and implications for ways to approach substance use prevention/intervention.
Specific objectives of this webinar are:
1) Review prevalence rates for adolescent substance use in Utah
2) Review social and biological (brain development) milestones for adolescents
3) Review relation between developmental milestones and prevention/intervention of substance use
Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He is also the Director of the Mountain Plains Region 8 Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the University of Utah. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of substance use for adolescents in school and community settings. His research has been funded at the local, state, and national levels and has published numerous articles, chapters and books. He is also licensed psychologist in the State of Utah.