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Adolescent Substance Use: Training May 23 in Richmond

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Great events just keep popping up in May! The Campaign is pleased to spread the word about this training about adolescent substance use. We’ve worked with parent-trainer Carol Obrochta often, and she is wonderful! Be prepared to get some helpful information in a very supportive environment. Here are the details- be sure to register:

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services is sponsoring a free training titled

Adolescent Substance Use: Information that all Families Should Know”

Family members and caregivers who are concerned that their child or adolescent may have a substance use disorder often have many questions and concerns. This training is designed to provide attendees with accurate information about drugs and drug trends as well as strategies on how to effectively address substance use behavior in the family environment. The presentation is designed especially for family members and care givers.  Topics to be covered include but not limited to are signs and symptoms of substance use, abuse, and dependence, the culture of drugs and alcohol, drug trends, how and where to get help, strategies on stabilizing the family and self-care for the family that is impacted by youth substance use.

Presenters:  Barbara Burke (LCSW) is the Clinical Director for the Family Counseling Center for Recovery at the Radford Ave. location and has over 25 years of experience providing counseling services for adolescents and family.

Carol Obrochta is a national trainer with over 25 years of experience in the area of  developing child and family support and networking organizations.

Date:  Thursday, May 23, 2013

Time:  5:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Virginia Tech Richmond Center, 2810 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA

Light dinner refreshments will be served

Registration Information:

The workshop is free, but space is limited, therefore registration is required. In order to register, please forward your name, email address,  and telephone number to Malcolm King at (804) – 371-4604 or via email at malcolm.king@dbhds.virginia.gov  A confirmation email will be sent to you after your information has been received. Directions to the Virginia Tech Richmond Center may be found at http://www.richmond.vt.edu/newsite/directions.html

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