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Using Adolescent Development to Inform Prevention Practice: Brain and Behavior

Using Adolescent Development to Inform Prevention Practice: Brain and Behavior

11:00am - April 27, 2022 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains PTTC
Registration Deadline: April 27, 2022
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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.

Objectives Include:

  • 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.