Youth and Substance Use


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Date: Saturday, 4/22/23
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Cost: Early Bird Registration: $64.99
After April 8th registration is $74.99
Credits: 5 CE credits!

Presented by:
Rhonda DiNovo, LMSW, MSW, ADC-IP
Clinical Assistant Professor, MSW
Program Coordinator, College of Social Work – University of South Carolina

Rhonda DiNovo serves as Clinical Assistant Professor, MSW Program Coordinator, and Coordinator of the Graduate Drug and Addictions Studies Certificate Program in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. She teaches students important theoretical and practice approaches in interdisciplinary health and mental health, as well as principles and practices of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavior therapy. Professor DiNovo also serves as Field Supervisor and Director of
the West Columbia Outreach Program, a police social work outreach service offered through the West Columbia Police Department that provides brief screening, assessment and referral to treatment services and community resources to those in mental health and substance use crisis. Prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in the College of Social Work, Rhonda served three years as Director of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education for USC and eight years as Prevention Specialist for adolescents and their families at LRADAC.

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CEU Creations Signature Series presents:
Youth and Substance Use
Saturday, April 22, 2023
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET: Log In / Virtual Networking
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET: Presentation–See event flyer for detailed agenda

Early Bird Registration: $64.99
After April 8th registration is $74.99
Plus U Member Discount – Free

Continuing Education Credits
Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 5 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 5 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 5 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 5 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours

Attendance or applied credit certificate available for other credentials.
Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credits.

Adolescents go through many important biological and developmental changes. Their brains are growing rapidly, and they are constructing imperative cognitive and emotional processes. They inherently seek novelty and risk, which can often lead to experimentation with substance use and the development of addictive behaviors. Statistics show that the earlier an adolescent begins using substances, the greater likelihood they will develop addiction. Unfortunately, only about 30% of all treatment facilities in the United States today have specialized services for adolescents. Furthermore, treatment of adolescent substance use and addictive behaviors can be challenging due to unique treatment issues such as identity formation and addiction conceptualization. Presented by Rhonda DiNovo, LMSW, ADC-IP, a
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina College of Social Work, this workshop will examine the connection between adolescent development and substance use; substance use trends and prevalence among adolescent populations; various risk, protective, and system factors that impact adolescent substance use and current treatment services.

By Attending Our Workshop, You Will Be Able To:

  • Discover the complexities of adolescent development
  • Summarize the current trends in and prevalence of adolescent substance use
  • Examine risk and protective factors influencing adolescent substance use
  • Identify the unique substance use patterns and treatment needs of diverse adolescent populations
  • Describe the theoretical models of addiction and current laws used to guide adolescent behavioral
    health care systems, treatment services and recovery support

Featured 2023 Sponsors:

Additional information for each sponsor can be found in the 2023 CEU Creations Supporter Directory that will be provided to each registrant.

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