Webinar: Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices to Address Substance Misuse Among Young Adults: SAMHSA’s Resource Guide
Presented by: THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTERS
DATE: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
In this webinar, participants will learn about the findings and resources available in the recently released SAMHSA resource guide Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults. This guide was developed to support health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent substance misuse among young adults. Dr. Kim Dash, who co-authored the guide, will describe relevant research findings; examine emerging and best practices; discuss knowledge gaps and implementation challenges; and offer useful resources.
By the end of the webinar, participants will:
1. Identify the most recent data on young adults and substance misuse.
2. Understand the guidebook content and how it was developed.
3. Identify evidence-based practices that will make a difference for young adults.
Kim Dash, PhD, MPH, is Senior Research Scientist with the Education Development Center (EDC). Dr. Dash develops, evaluates, and promotes the use of evidence-informed public health interventions. A thought leader in behavioral and social health and published author, she possesses expertise in prevention and implementation sciences and program and policy evaluation. Dr. Dash has led over 15 projects addressing mental health, substance misuse, violence, and trauma. She leads the evaluation of a citywide initiative that fosters community resilience to address stress and trauma and is creating a tool to help colleges reduce drug misuse.