Current Trends In Youth Marijuana Use: Identifying Impactful Prevention and Intervention Strategies by Lynn Hernandez, Ph.D.

Description:  This workshop will present a summary of national and state data regarding the use of marijuana and their associated risks among adolescents. Discussions of the underlying intrapersonal, contextual, and sociocultural factors influencing marijuana use behaviors among adolescents will also be facilitated. The workshop will conclude with evidence-based, developmentally and culturally appropriate recommendations for working with youth engaging in marijuana use. 

Lynn HerdandezLynn Hernandez, Ph.D. is the Director of University Inclusion Programs in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences in the School of Public Health at Brown University. Her research is mainly focused on the development of behavioral treatments for adolescents of diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds using community-engaged approaches. The long-term objective of her research activities is to reduce health disparities affecting youth of color by developing culturally appropriate and easily accessible interventions that capitalize on culture specific protective factors and promote the development of healthy cultural identities. She has also developed training programs to enhance the cultural competency of services provided in medical, counseling, and educational settings to marginalized communities.

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Contact Information

Sarah Dinklage, LICSW
Executive Director

sdinklage@risas.org

Charles Cudworth, MA
Director, SAS

ccudworth@risas.org

Leigh Reposa, MSW, LICSW
Program Manager
lreposa@risas.org

Colleen Judge, LMHC                  Manager, SAS
cjudge@risas.org 

Kathleen Sullivan
Manager, Community Prevention
ksullivan@risas.org


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