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START Services | Substance Use Among People with I/DD - Manhattan Location

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460 W 34th St

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New York, NY 10001

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There is a waitlist for this training. Please note that the same training is also being offered on the same day in Queens.

Description: The first of these two presentations will address the social context of substance use among people with developmental disabilities. Specifically, self-determination and the dignity of risk will be discussed. An introduction to screening for substance use disorders among people with developmental disabilities will also be given. Building on the first presentation, the second, shorter presentation (20 min), will cover the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders among people with developmental disabilities.

Goals:

  1. To orient providers working with people with developmental disabilities to the social context of substance use in this population

  2. To introduce approaches to substance use disorder screening among people with developmental disabilities.

  3. To delineate the challenges associated with clinical assessment of substance use disorders among people with developmental disabilities

  4. To present the state of the research on substance use disorder treatment for people with developmental disabilities

Objectives:

  1. To manage substance use among people with developmental disabilities in a way that respects self-determination

  2. To manage substance use among people with developmental disabilities in a way that respects the dignity of risk

  3. To use a substance use disorder screening approach developed for people with developmental disabilities

  4. To modify existing substance use disorder assessment approaches for use with people with developmental disabilities

  5. To choose the best available approaches for substance use disorder treatment with people with developmental disabilities

Participants can earn 2 NY Social Work CEs for viewing a training, participating in a post-viewing discussion facilitated by a member of the NY START team and completing a post-viewing evaluation.

For more information go to The Center for START Services website.

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