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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents

Kern County Superintendent of Schools is offering a professional learning opportunity on Brief Intervention for Adolescents Using Substances (BI). Funding has been designated to attend curriculum trainings that support efforts of the grant objectives.  Brief Intervention is a behavioral counseling intervention program for adolescents who use alcohol and/or other drugs. The program consists of 2 to 4 brief counseling sessions between a BI facilitator and a youth. Brief Intervention utilizes motivational interviewing techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, and the stages of change model to meet the needs of adolescents. It is designed for paraprofessionals in school and community settings. The Brief Intervention counseling sessions target three objectives:

  1. The adolescent will learn to take a more active and reflective role in decisions about their own behavior.
  2. The adolescent will receive personalized assistance in weighing the personal costs and benefits associated with their use.
  3. The adolescent will be supported in developing a plan to help make those decisions they see as beneficial.
  This is a 4-hour two-day virtual training program, available to Kern County Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) TIER II Districts for the 2022/2023 school year. The training will be held over ZOOM and attendance is required for both days. EMT Associates Inc will be facilitating the training and sending out training materials prior to the training. In order to ensure that everyone receives the materials, the registration deadline is December 14, 2022
Date / Time / Location
01/11/2023 - 01/12/2023
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online (Webinar, Online Class, Etc.)
There is no Cost Associated with this Event
Contact Info
Who Will Benefit
TUPE TIER II School Administrators, educators, staff, and nurses. Also, staff working in drug prevention, treatment, mental health, probation, juvenile justice or other youth serving professionals.
Elizabeth Velasco
Elizabeth Velasco
(661) 852-5662