Available Until 10/31/2028

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Teens with SUD & Mental Health Challenges During COVID*

This course is not available for enrollment and has been retired by the provider.

Young people, many of whom were already challenged with mental health conditions are seeking connection and are not finding it because of the social distancing and school closures necessary because of this contagious virus. Those who specialize in behavioral health are warning that a tsunami is about to hit our country in the form of mental health needs. This surge in mental health conditions is predicted to last for years.

Join us for a webinar that will shed some light on teen mental health and substance use disorders. Presenters Stephanie Briody, CEO of Behavioral Health Innovators and Michelle Muffet - Lipinski, Principal of Northshore Recovery High School will share their innovative initiatives and programs that are filling in the gaps in services for teens with mental health and substance use disorders. Learn how you can prepare for this surge in mental health challenges with examples of practices and programs that can be replicated in your community, and that provide the needed connection with teens who are hard to reach.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the PASS program and RecoveryBuild Alternative Peer Groups (APG’s) and how these positive discipline interventions are working to address and treat substance use disorder and other mental health conditions.
  • Learn about recent legislative initiatives that address mental health and substance use disorder.
  • Learn about some virtual connection tools and games you can use to provide expressive therapy using the arts.


Introduction to NLM and NNLM - 5 min

Presentation - 65 minutes

Question and Answer - 20 minutes

MLA CE Credit: 1