Addictions and Youth – An Introduction and Overview – Part 1 Webinar
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John Koop Harder, MSW, RSW
John has been working as a therapist and trainer for almost 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. Much of John’s career has centred on working with children, youth, adults and families dealing with crisis and trauma. While he has a diverse practice, he has particular interest and specialized experience in working with individuals and families impacted by mental health concerns, violence, post-war trauma recovery, gender/sexuality issues, sexual abuse recovery and cyber-bullying/harassment. John’s work is also informed by his international experiences working with individuals and communities impacted by civil war and ethnic conflicts in Colombia, Albania and Northern Ireland. He is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences.
This webinar provides a framework for understanding a variety of addictive behaviours that may affect youth. These include substance use/abuse, gaming, gambling and pornography. While some youth are merely experimenting, for others, their use quenches a much larger unmet need and a pattern of use and abuse develops. This webinar is a companion to Addictions and Youth: Creating Opportunities for Change.
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Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this webinar participants should be able to
- Describe addictive behaviors existing on a continuum.
- List types of addictive behaviors commonly seen in youth.
- Distinguish the unique developmental context for teens from adult experiences of addictions.