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Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name the four reasons teenagers are more prone to addiction today.
-Name the four phases of addiction as a “feeling disease”.
-Name the seven differences between chemically dependent adults and teenagers.
-Explain at which level of addiction teenagers begin solitary use.
-Name the four tasks of adolescence.
-Name the four kinds of power plays used by chemically addicted teenagers.
-Name the three types of parental enabler for a chemically addicted teen.
-Name the four steps the parents of teenage addicts can take to get support for themselves.
-Name the six key guidelines to help parents stop enabling and disengage.
-Name the Four Cs of Confrontation.
-Name the three essential confrontation skills.
-Name the six steps in preparing an intervention for a chemically addicted teenager.
-Explain what is important to remind the parents about if a teenager begins using again after returning home for treatment.
-Name the three steps in creating a supportive household for the recovering teen.
-Name one of the critical differences between treating chemically dependent adolescents and treating chemically dependent adults.
-Name the six functions of the Schmidt's Student Assistance Program (SAP) model.
-Explain what kind of information given in some prevention programs about alcohol and other substances might actually promote experimentation and use.
-Explain the most frequent psychoactive substance withdrawal symptoms reported by adolescents.
-Explain some associated risks of substance abuse among gay, lesbian, and bisexual questioning adolescents.
-Name six characteristics are indicators of adolescent drug abuse.
-Explain students who are less "bonded" to school more likely to engage in.
-Explain what type of prevention program is more effective than programs that focus on refusal skills.
-Name five sources of strain on the assessment process that create a difficult situation for the adolescent chemical dependency service provider.
-Name four high-risk behaviors and activities that cause 25% to 50% of all children in the United States aged 10-17 to be at risk for curtailed educational, emotional, economic, and social opportunities.
-Name seven critical areas in mental health substance abuse treatment for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth.
-Explain the types of skills does GSC (guided self-change) identify to make changes in adolescent substance use or related problem behaviors.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."