100340: Working with Children and Families to Prevent Youth Violence/Substance Abuse

About the Course:

This course is a study of key violence and substance abuse prevention strategies that target children and their families. Strategies addressed include social and thinking skills education, early identification and intervention with those at risk, and safe, supervised alternative activities for students at risk.


National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for mental health care professionals who seek knowledge about how to help children and families prevent youth violence and substance abuse. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify strategies to help prevent youth violence and substance abuse.

  2. Differentiate between strategies and choose those most effective for clients.

  3. Design an intervention program based on strategies presented.

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