Holidays are supposed to be happy, but for many families they are not because they are worried about a teen or young adult's substance abuse. This conference for professionals will provide information on the legal, medical, and counseling options and strategies to repond to teens and their families.
Student Assistance Services Corporation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0101.
Approved for 6 hrs. Social Work Continuing Education Hours.
Pending approval for 6 Hours CASAC Renewal & CPP/CPS Initial Credentialing & Renewal
Counselors, therapists, and other youth serving professionals are having to respond to teens involved in risky sexual behaviors, often when those teens are under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, and the behavior is posted on social media. This conference will provide information on the legal, medical, and counseling options and strategies to respond to teens and their families.
7:45 AM Registration and Coffee
8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions
8:45 AM Risky Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Physical Health: The Impact of Alcohol and other Drugs
Elizabeth Alderman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Dir. of Pediatric Residency Program & Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore & Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
9:45 AM The Clinician’s Response to the Adolescent Regarding Sexual Behaviors
Gretchen Blycker, LMHC, Part-Time Faculty member, University of Rhode Island College of Nursing where she teaches Human Sexuality. Private practice treating adolescents and adults specializing in sexual and relational health, sexual trauma treatment, and problematic sexual behaviors.
11:00 AM The Rights of Minors to Health Care and Confidentiality
Donna Lieberman J.D., Executive Director of the NY Civil Liberties Union and the co-author of "Teenagers, Healthcare & the Law"
12:15 PM Lunch (included)
1:00-3:15 PM What To Do, Where To Go: Assessing Options
When The Teen Goes For A Physical Exam
Karen D. Carroll, RN SANE-A, Coordinator, Forensic Acute Care Team, Westchester Medical Center and the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.
When Has A Crime Been Comitted?
Laura Murphy, Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau, Westchester District Attorney's Office
When The Teen Is A Minor
When The Teen Stops Using Substances: Sober Sex
Dair Melendez-Drier, LMHC, CASAC, Clinical Director, The Counseling Center at Yorktown.
When The Teen and/or Parent Doesn't Know What To Do
Magdalena Pinnetti, LMHC, Coordinator of Clinical Services, Victims Assistance Services, a Component of WestCOP, Inc.
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When & Where
Student Assistance Services at 914-332-1300
Student Assistance Services, 660 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone (914) 332-1300, Fax (914) 366-8826
STUDENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES (SAS) is a private, non‑profit, tax exempt corporation that operates the Student Assistance/Project SUCCESS Program, the Reduce Our Adolescent Drinking/Drugging and Driving (ROADD) Program, the Employee Assistance Program Services, the Bullying Prevention Program, the Alcohol & Marijuana Awareness Program, and the Intervention Service for facilitating treatment involvement. SAS also provides training and consultation on bullying prevention and adolescent alcohol and drug issues for schools, and professional and community groups and organizations. SAS currently implements programs in over 40 Westchester County schools. In addition, SAS’ programs have been replicated in fourteen other counties in New York State, in 30 states, and in Canada. For information call 914-332‑1300 or visit our website at www.sascorp.org.
Student Assistance Services Corporation SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0101 and a provider of the NYS OASAS for CPP/CPS Credentialing and Renewal & CASAC Renewal Courses. SAS is a leader in substance abuse and bullying prevention services and an approved New York State Dignity for All Students Act training provider. SAS offers several training options to assist schools in meeting the requirements of the Dignity for All Students Act, preventing substance use, and ensuring a safe, supportive environment free from bullying, harassment, and discrimination for all students.