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WHEN THE HOLDIAYS AREN'T HAPPY: Addresing Adolescent Marijuana & Vaping Use

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Westchester Marriott

670 White Plains Road

Tarrytown, NY 10591

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Holidays can be impacted by youth vaping and marijuana use. conference will provide information & clinical & community strategies.

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APPROVED: 6 CEU hours provided by NYSED, the Office of the State Board of Social Work for LCSWs /LMSWs; 6 CEU hours by NYSED Board of Mental Health Practitioners for LMHCs, and LMFTs. APPROVAL PENDING for 6 CEU hours by NYS OASAS for CASAC/CPP/CPS re-credentialing and CPP/CPS credentialing hours. Must attend entire day to receive CEUs

7:45 REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:15 – 8:30 WELCOME

Treating Adolescents with a Marijuana Use Disorder

Increased availability, more potent forms of marijuana, and new marijuana delivery methods such as vaping have led to increased heavy marijuana use among adolescents. This presentation will provide evidence based clinical strategies along with the challenges in working with this population. Marijuana addiction and withdrawal, co-occurring disorders including marijuana induced permanent and temporary cognitive, learning, and mental health issues; the use of medication and toxicology testing, interactions with alcohol and other drugs including nicotine, managing internal and external cues and triggers to promote recovery, and parental marijuana use will be discussed. Case examples will illustrate how motivational interviewing and CBT can be adapted to address these issues with teens.

Paula Riggs, MD, board certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist; Director, Div. of Substance Dependence, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ. of CO School of Medicine; nationally known for her research and clinical expertise in adolescents with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders including the first large scale National Institutes of Health funded pharmacotherapy and behavioral intervention trial leading to the first integrated mental health and substance abuse program for these youth; author of over 60 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and other publications on adolescents, substance use, and treatment.

The Health Consequences of Adolescent Vaping

This presentation will provide the latest research on the negative impact of vaping on adolescent health. The array of concerning health effects of nicotine dependence, the associated emerging pulmonary problems related to vaping use, and recommended treatments will be discussed. Specific information on the types of vaping devices and the concerns about the specific chemicals found in vaping solutions as well as the potential for use of other illicit substances, such as marijuana, and their health implications will be addressed.

Amy Brown, MD MBe is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, an attending physician in Pediatric Pulmonology at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at NY Medical College; and in private practice with Boston Children's Health Physicians in Valhalla. She is a current NYS Children's Environmental Health Scholar. 12:00 – 12:45 LUNCH (provided)

Community Approaches to Prevention

Limiting access to substances and creating social norms regarding the unacceptability of underage drinking and youth substance use, are important factors in substance abuse prevention. This presentation will describe how community members can work together to impact these factors. The roles of local government, schools, law enforcement, faith based organizations, health care, parent groups, and other community organizations working together for substance abuse prevention will be described.

Will Jones, Washington D.C. firefighter and EMT; Communications and Outreach Associate at Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM); community activist working on issues of social justice; featured in numerous news outlets including NBC, CBS, BBC, Al Jazeera. C-span, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Associated Press.

Understanding Cannabidiol (CBD)

Widespread legal marketing and availability of products containing CBD have caused confusion about the differences between CBD in marijuana and CBD in hemp. This presentation will discuss the differences between these two forms of CBD, the latest research, and the relationship between CBD and mental health.

Gregory Bunt, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU Medical School; Medical Dir. Samaritan Village; Past President of the NY Society of Addiction Medicine.

3:15 CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE DISTRIBUTED - FOR FULL DAY ATTENDANCE ONLY. Must attend entire day to receive CEUs

No registration confirmation will be sent. No refunds will be made after December 4, 2019. CONFERENCE FEE: $95 (includes lunch).

For information call Student Assistance Services at 914-332-1300 or www.sascorp.org. All proceeds benefit Student Assistance Services.

Student Assistance Services SW CPE is recognized by the NYSED State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0101, and by NYSED’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of Continuing Education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0013 and for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0074.

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