Adolescent Treatment Learning Series

This video learning series were created in partnership with the Utah State Youth Treatment Implementation Grant of the Utah Department of Human Services – Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health and the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. The video series consists of three learning video sections (created in 2018, 2019, and 2020) and cover a range of topics related to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of adolescent substance use. The video series was designed to provide information on foundational concepts and best practice to providers and educators with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of youth they serve.

2020

The 2020 learning video section discusses the substance use rates and potential consequences of the most commonly used substances by Utah adolescents, the development of a substance use disorder, and the framework and implementation of a multi-tiered behavioral and mental health system of support within schools.

The Big Three

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video covers the substance use rates and potential consequences of the three most commonly used substances by adolescents in Utah: alcohol, cannabis, and e-cigarettes.

Experimentation to Substance Use Disorder

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video draws connections between adolescent brain development, risk and protective factors, and the development of a substance use disorder.

Systems of Support

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Fischer

Video Description:

This video describes the conceptual framework for a multi-tiered behavioral and mental health system of support within a school setting.

Best Practices for the Three Tiers

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Fischer

Video Description:

This video provides descriptions of potential interventions to use within a multi-tiered system of support.

Developing Relationships with Schools

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Fischer

Video Description:

This video describes strategies for building relationships with schools and school districts, with the focus of implementing a multi-tiered system of support.

2019

The 2019 learning video section explores the substance use rates and common effects of a variety of substances among Utah adolescents, highlights the differences in treatment engagement among adolescents, and examines the outcomes of culturally adapted treatments for adolescent substance use.

Adolescent Substance Use and Treatment Learning Series Introduction

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video provides a brief overview of the six topics covered in this learning video section and outlines the structure of the rest of the videos in this section.

Trends in Alcohol and Cannabis use Among Adolescents

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Fischer

Video Description:

This video focuses on the substance use rates of alcohol and cannabis among Utah adolescents, the rate of co-morbid use, and the common effects these substances can have on adolescents.

Trends in Vaping and Other Tobacco Products Among Adolescents

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video discusses the use rates of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products among adolescents in Utah, trends in use rates over time, and the common effects of e-cigarettes and tobacco products for adolescents.

Trends in Prescription Medication Misuse and Opioid use Among Adolescents

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Fischer

Video Description:

This video explores the categories of prescription medication and opioids and use rates by Utah adolescents; the common effects of using these substances is also discussed.

Differences in Treatment Participation Among Adolescents

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video discusses the demographics of youth admitted to substance use treatment, the referral sources for youth, and the rates youth complete treatment.

Cultural Adaption of Substance Use Treatment

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video defines terms such as culturally adapted treatment and details the process of culturally adapting a treatment program.

Outcomes of Standard and Culturally Adapted Substance Use Treatments for Racial and Ethnic Minority Adolescents

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video explores the emerging evidence for the effectiveness of standard and culturally adapted treatments for adolescent substance use among racial and ethnic minorities.

2018

The 2018 learning video section focuses on the social and brain development of adolescents, the influence substances can have on the adolescent brain, and technology-based interventions for the treatment of adolescent substance use.

5 Part Learning Series: Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Topics

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video provides a brief overview of the six topics covered in this learning video section and outlines the structure of the rest of the videos in this section.

Adolescent Social Development

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video discusses adolescent social development with particular attention for how to account for fundamental developmental periods in treatment settings.

Adolescent Brain Development

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video focuses on the brain development of adolescents and discusses how an understanding of brain development can influence work with adolescents.

How Drugs Influence the Adolescent Brain

Presenter: Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez

Video Description:

This video details the influence substances can have on the adolescent brain.

Technology-Based Interventions: Part 1

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Fischer

Video Description:

This video provides an overview of technology-based interventions and begins the conversation of the potential benefits of such interventions in adolescent substance use treatment.

Technology-Based Interventions: Part 2

Presenter: Dr. Aaron Fischer

Video Description:

This video discusses the potential benefits, legal and ethical issues, and limitations of using technology-based intervention in the treatment of adolescent substance use.