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ACD 251 - Youth Assess/Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

3.0 Credits
Identifies the dynamics and treatment needs of adolescent clients; includes life developmental tasks, physical/social dynamics; and reintegration after addiction has appeared. Assessment criteria and instruments; motivation and treatment approaches. Prerequisite: ACD 140 , ACD 245 , and SHS 114  or instructor permission; SHS 186  highly recommended.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability in interview adolescent clients in various role play situations. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the stages of human development and in particular adolescent development for the end result of health adulthood. [REASON]
  3. Describe adolescent culture and identify age specific needs common to adolescent populations. [REASON]
  4. Identify at least three screening instruments for assessing AOD abuse in youth. [REASON]
  5. Verbally describe client placement criteria according to the ASAM criteria as it applies to adolescents. [REASON]
  6. Describe several evidence based treatment approaches for working with adolescents who have mental illness and drug abuse issues co occurring. [REASON]
  7. Describe in writing confidentiality regulations of Washington State and exceptions as they apply to adolescence. [REASON]
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of challenges for adolescents transitioning home and the referral systems and state resources to assist clients before and after treatment. [REASON]

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