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online courses

Kids and Substance Abuse

Course length

1 hour

Available to

Foster Parent

DCFS CW Professional

Community Partner



Joyce V. Bracey, MEd, LPC, NCC

In this course, Joyce V. Bracey, the Executive Director of CADA Prevention and Recovery Center, presents an overview of substance abuse prevention best practices to use with children and teenagers. Course participants will learn the science behind addiction and what risk factors contribute to drug and alcohol use among children and teenagers. Joyce stresses the importance of using prevention techniques as the best method to avoid addiction and drug and alcohol abuse but also covers the realities of drug and alcohol use among children and teenagers. Presented are practical ways to discuss drug and alcohol use and prevention with children and teenagers. How to respond to drug and alcohol use by children and teenagers is also addressed in this course.

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