Substance use among youth can cause or increase mental health related issues, lead to problems at school and home, and put them at risk for involvement with the Juvenile Justice System. Substance Use Disorder impacts the entire family. This workshop will explore the risk factors, signs/symptoms and prevention/intervention associated with Substance Use Disorder. Information on how to communicate with children about Substance Use Disorder will be discussed to prepare parents/caregivers for these important conversations with youth.
About the G.E.A.R. Parent Network:
The G.E.A.R. Parent Network, a program of Crisis & Counseling Centers, is the place where Gaining Empowerment Allows Results. G.E.A.R. is run by parents for parents providing services for parents of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Through parent-to-parent sharing of experiences and knowledge, G.E.A.R. Parent Network empowers parents of children with behavioral health needs to build on their family’s strengths and to advocate for their family’s needs.