Addictions and Youth
An Introduction and Overview
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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. John is a co-author of our Counseling Insights book. 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, and sexual abuse recovery. 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. John believes people are their own best experts and already have many of the skills, abilities, and competencies that will assist them to address the challenges influencing their lives. John is a warm and engaging facilitator who values interactive learning experiences.
This webinar provides a framework for understanding a variety of addictive behaviors that may affect youth. These behaviors include substances, gaming, internet, and pornography. This webinar explores the differences between youth that are merely experimenting, and others who may have larger unmet needs that can lead to a negative pattern of use.
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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