(WEBINAR) Substance Use and the Adolescent Brain

CE Type:*Cert of Attendance Only

Certificates of Attendance only

About This Course

The time during adolescence and young adulthood is a time of great growth, change and development. It’s a time when adolescents can actually shape their brain’s development. It is also the time when the brain is more vulnerable to use and abuse than the adult brain. This workshop will explore the short and long-term impact of substance use on the developing brain and strategies to educate and encourage youth to make healthy decisions about substance use.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will learn about the short and long-term impact of substance use on the brain;
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of how substance use and abuse impacts the developing brain.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how to utilize education and prevention resources in working with youth.

Intended Audience: 

Behavioral health staff of all levels in the drug and alcohol field.

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.

Credit Statements:

Certificate of Attendance only

Course Instructors

April 2, 2024

Deborah McCoy

Education Consultant and Trainer

As an Education Consultant and Trainer, Deborah has provided in-depth bullying and sexual harassment, cyber-bullying, and youth & social media workshops and seminars. She has worked for 35 years in the fields of education and training, focusing on bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, threat assessment and school climate and safety. Deborah previously worked for the PA Department of Education, in the Division of Safe & Drug-Free Schools as a Regional Coordinator, providing guidance and assistance to Student Assistance Programs in the eastern part of the state.