Original Webinar: Friday, February 5, 2021

Interventions for Youth Behavioral Health Issues: What to Do When You Discover Your Teen is Using Marijuana

Featured expert: Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S

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Youth who exhibit behavioral health problems including substance use or behavioral problems need psychological care. However, determining what the appropriate level of care is can be difficult and potentially very frightening. The Youth Recovery Continuum and Levels of Care tools can help parents and clinicians make the correct determination based upon diagnosis, family system characteristics, and the stage of change of each family member. This presentation will cover how to handle crisis situations and when to involve law enforcement.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will learn:

  1. How brain development is affected by behavioral health problems.
  2. The aspects of the Youth Recovery Continuum.
  3. How to determine what level of care youth need.
  4. How to choose the correct level of care for their youth considering the stages of change of each family member.
  5. What to do in a crisis and when to involve law enforcement.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Crystal Collier has been working with adolescents and adults suffering from behavioral health issues such as substance abuse since 1991 and possesses a talent for making complex research and brain science easy to understand. Dr. Collier created a comprehensive prevention model to teach the neurodevelopmental effects of risky behavior to children, teens, and parents which was selected for the 2015 Prevention and Education Commendation from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Crystal teaches counseling skills and addiction classes as an adjunct professor. In 2018, she was awarded the Torch Bearer of the Year award by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and a research fellowship by the Hope and Healing Center & Institute to write a prevention guide for parents. In 2019, the Houston Counseling Association named her Counselor of the Year.

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