New experiences and relationships are essential for helping our kids develop appropriately and reach their full potential. As parents, we may be concerned that their experiences will be harmful, especially when they involve alcohol and drugs. Anthony Nave, LCSW, will explain: how our adolescents’ social, emotional and brain development can increase their risk for substance abuse/use disorders; what signs of struggle to look out for; how to start a conversation about drugs and alcohol; and what resources are available. Anthony will also discuss misconceptions surrounding addiction, the contemporary “medical model” of addiction, and the challenge of overcoming it.
Anthony, a licensed clinical social worker with master’s degrees in Educational Psychology and Clinical Social Work, serves as Senior Manager, Outpatient Services, at Mountainside Treatment Center. He is advanced certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), is currently an EMDR Consultant-in-Training, and is experienced in medication-assisted treatment, co-occurring disorders, and adolescent programming. Prior to joining Mountainside, he taught in an alternative therapeutic school, where he helped youth with mental health and cognitive disorders. At Mountainside, Anthony designs curricula for clinical programming and incorporates neurobiology and a trauma-responsive framework into one-on-one counseling, group therapy, family sessions, and supervision. At home, Anthony enjoys pretending to be superheroes with his sons and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots.
This webinar is recommended for parents of tweens through young adults, but all parents are welcome as well.
Materials: Healthy Connections (PDF Format)
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