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Recording: Girls and Women: Substance Misuse Trends and Prevention Strategies

 

DESCRIPTION: 

Data now show that girls and young women, ages 12 to 20, are drinking more alcohol than their male counterparts. There are some key considerations that prevention specialists should know as they design strategies to curb harmful drinking behaviors among girls, such as the association between underage drinking and mental health conditions including depression and anxiety. This webinar highlights strategies for coupling prevention approaches with mental health support.   

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify trends in misuse among women including related consequences
  • Describe factors that place women at risk for harmful consequences
  • List prevention strategies shown to be effective with this population

 

PRESENTERS: 

Photo: Erin Ficker

Erin Ficker, MPAff, CSPS 

Erin serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. For more than 14 years, Erin has worked in substance abuse prevention supporting communities to use evidence-based strategies and data-driven processes in substance abuse prevention planning and implementation.  She works with community level prevention practitioners and schools in the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of prevention interventions.

 

Photo: Stephanie Pyle

Stephanie Asteriadis Pyle, PhD, CPS 

Stephanie Asteriadis Pyle, PhD, CPS, Emeritus is a former Project Manager for the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT).  Dr. Asteriadis Pyle established Nevada’s first substance use disorder library and clearinghouse at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) campus and during her tenure at UNR/CASAT served as the C0-I or PI for 36 grants and contracts for substance use prevention for students at UNR and Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) and problem gambling prevention for aging populations in Nevada. Dr. Asteriadis Pyle most recently managed and wrote for the CASAT OnDemand website and blog for five years, synthesizing research for professionals in SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery and related behavioral health fields.

She continues to teach CAS 255, an introductory course in substance misuse prevention she has taught face to face or online since 2007