Girls and Substance Use: A “Girls Matter!” Webinar

The third webinar in SAMHSA’s “Girls Matter!” series (#girlsmatter2014), Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (#girlsandsubstances), took place on April 21, 2014. Girls’ abuse of substances has been increasing, with dangerous consequences to their health and well-being. In…

The third webinar in SAMHSA’s “Girls Matter!” series (#girlsmatter2014), Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (#girlsandsubstances), took place on April 21, 2014. Girls’ abuse of substances has been increasing, with dangerous consequences to their health and well-being. In this replay, learn about current trends in adolescent girl substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls. Sharon Amatetti, M.P.H., discusses substance use trends in teens, as well as principles of substance use disorder treatment for adolescents. Candice Norcott, Ph.D., provides insight into “Treating the Whole Girl” as she discusses girls’ services development through the example of Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls. Cynthia Rowe, Ph.D., highlights the use of Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) with Adolescent Girls. Andrew J. Finch, Ph.D., shares an overview of recovery high schools as a tool to support adolescents in recovery. NAADAC and NBCC continuing education hours are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office (www.healtheknowledge.org). For more information on “Girls Matter!,” visit http://beta.samhsa.gov/women-children-and-families/trainings-conferences-webinars.