Home Visits (Section III)

Family Support Network for Adolescent Cannabis Users - Canabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Series Volume 3

About the Course:

Home Visits (Section III): Support Network for Adolescent Cannabis Users—Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) Series Volume 3 proclaims that family involvement is an essential method of treatment regarding home visits. Furthermore, the therapist who is able to view the family in the home environment is more likely to accurately assess the family dynamics that affect an adolescent’s use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Course materials are from Section III, found on pages 81 to 100 of pdf document (pages 83 to 102 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



Publication Date:

Reprinted in 2010


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about visiting the home of a substance abuser in order to become familiar with the whole family unit and how they interact. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge how the home visit procedures operate.

  2. Understand how the therapist and the family members form a therapeutic alliance that will ultimately improve outcomes.

  3. Explain how to strengthen the family commitment to the treatment process and describe the importance of the Family Relapse Prevention Plan.

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