School of Public Health

Screening Strategies for Teen Substance Use

Substance Use and Misuse among Teens: Healthcare Strategies for Screening and Intervention

This webinar is a collaboration between Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program and the Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health at the University of Washington.

Air Date: Monday, January 29, 2018, available archived online after this date
Time: 11am to 12pm PT
Cost: Free

Yolanda Evans, MD, MPH and Cari McCarty, PhD, from Seattle Children's Hospital and the UW LEAH Program, discuss healthcare strategies for screening and intervention of substance misuse among teens. They provide information on who is at risk, patterns of use across age and time, and information on commonly used substances. The speakers will also review best practices for screening and brief intervention, and clinical tips for addressing substance use with adolescent patients and their parents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Articulate why adolescence is an important developmental timeframe for addressing substance misuse
  • Discuss and utilize best practices for conducting substance use screening and brief intervention with adolescents

This is part of the University of Washington Maternal and Child Public Health Webinar Series hosted by the Center of Excellence In Maternal and Child Health at the University of Washington.