Using Adolescent Development to Inform Prevention Practice: Brain and Behavior
April 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am MST/12:00 pm CST
Participants will review major social and biological factors of adolescent development and implications for ways to approach substance use prevention/intervention.
- Describe prevalence rates for adolescent substance use in Region 8 including the most frequently used substances.
- Explain social and biological (brain development) factors of adolescent development in relation to substance use.
- Analyze the relation between developmental factors and prevention/intervention of substance use.
Presented by: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez
Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. He is also the Director of the Mountain Plains Region 8 Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) at the University of Utah. His research interests include the prevention and treatment of substance use for adolescents in school and community settings. His research has been funded at the local, state, and national levels and has published numerous articles, chapters and books. He is also licensed psychologist in the State of Utah.