Strengthening Substance Use Prevention Messaging for Youth in the Wake of COVID-19
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Strengthening Substance Use Prevention Messaging for Youth in the Wake of COVID-19
Recorded: Thursday, March 31, 2022 - Sunday, April 3, 2022
This 1-hour, on-demand session from the ASAM 53rd Annual Conference discusses methods to effectively implement the substance use prevention messaging and converse with middle and high school youth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused incredible disruption in the lives of young people during a time when they are already vulnerable in their growth, development, and identity. To address the rising concern of substance use during the pandemic, the National Council created a comprehensive message guide and toolkit based upon findings from national assessments of youth and youth-serving providers, key informant discussions, and message testing. The focus of this workshop is the implementation of substance use prevention messaging with middle and high school youth. The continuum of substance use requires a comprehensive approach and early intervention is needed to alleviate work for treatment providers. Participants will have access to a complementary toolkit including clinical and operational resources to support youth-serving providers.
The target audience for this Introductory level session includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.
This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Upon completion, participant will be able identify the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of substance use and substance use prevention among youth ages 12 - 18 years.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to identify best practices for building trust and rapport with a young person to deliver substance use prevention messages.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to explain how to utilize the message guide and supplementary resources to engage youth in substance use prevention conversations.
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Registration Deadline: 05/01/2025
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Stephanie Swanson, MPH, project manager at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing is a public health professional with expertise in youth mental wellbeing, substance use prevention, and population health management. Years of experience educating and collaborating with diverse populations on prevention and wellness interventions has led Stephanie to bring a public health lens to the field of behavioral health. She uses her strong facilitation skills to promote postive change through evidenced-based research and has experience using data and technology to inform best practices and health promotion. Stephanie has a robust background in project, budget, and training management to support addiction treatment professionals, primary care providers, and community-based organizations through operational and clinical change management. Prior to joining the National Council, Stephanie worked in health advocacy and education.
Pam Pietruszewski is a Senior Advisor with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing with specialties in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). She has more than 20 years’ experience designing and implementing programs to integrate behavioral health and primary care services. Her work includes the Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse Initiative funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and DIAMOND, a depression care management program that received the 2010 Gold Award from the American Psychiatric Association. She is listed in the National Registry of SBIRT Trainers from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network established by SAMHSA and is published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Annals of Family Medicine, Substance Abuse, Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, and Mental Health Family Medicine. She holds a master's degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary's University in Minnesota.
CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.
California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM 53rd Annual Conference has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Family Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.
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