Prevention Across the Lifespan - Webinar 3: Substance Use Prevention Among Mid-Life Adults

Prevention Across the Lifespan

Webinar 3: Substance Use Prevention Among Mid-Life Adults

Webinar Series Description

In our prevention efforts, we most often focus on children and youth. However, prevention is important across the entire lifespan.  In this 3-part series, participants will learn about substance use among young adults, mid-life adults, and older adults. Participants will also learn about preventive strategies that can be used with the adult population.

Each of the three 90-minute webinars will focus on a different age group. Participants can register for the entire series, or for single webinars. Each webinar will consist of a one-hour presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Dr. Kilmer will focus on young adults; Mr. Klevgaard on older adults; and Drs. Epstein and Halvorson on mid-life adults.

 

Webinar Description

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Epstein and Dr. Halvorson will share their perspective on Substance Use Prevention Among Midlife Adults. They will share new, preliminary findings from their study, Health and Functioning in New Midlife Adults. Participants will learn about substance use – especially alcohol – during midlife, how it interplays with family and life structure (individuals living alone, actively raising children, marital status, etc.), and how both affect their health and wellbeing. We will also discuss what prevention for this age group might look like and clinical implications for future health. A one-hour presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Webinar Objectives

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Learn about substance use during midlife and how it affects health during this life period.
  • Other relevant factors during this age group will be introduced and linked to prevention.

 

Date & Time

Thursday, May 9, 2024

09:30 am – 11:00 am Alaska
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Pacific
11:30 am – 01:00 pm Mountain
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Audience

Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

 

Presenters

Marina EpsteinMarina Epstein, PhD

Marina Epstein, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a study examining health and functioning in midlife adults in a longitudinal panel of participants that have been followed since they were ten years old, and are now in their late forties. She also leads a study examining e-cigarette use among adolescents, young adults and adults across two generations.

 

 

 

Max HalvorsonMax Halvorson, PhD

Max Halvorson, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington. He is an Investigator on a study examining health and functioning in midlife adults, and has conducted research examining risk and protective factors for alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, and opioid use across the lifespan. Max is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with adults with drug and alcohol problems at the Puget Sound VA's Addiction Treatment Center.

 

 

 

Registration

Register for Webinar 1: Substance Use Prevention Among Young Adults

Register for Webinar 2: Strategies for Preventing Substance Misuse in Older Adults

Register for Webinar 3: Substance Use Prevention Among Mid-Life Adults

 

COST: FREE!

 

Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1.5 hours for completion of this live webinar event.

 

Questions

Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).

Starts: May. 9, 2024 10:30 am
Ends: May. 9, 2024 12:00 pm
Timezone:
US/Pacific
Registration Deadline
May 9, 2024
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