About the Event
Panelist: Dr. Martha Ignaszewski, MD, FRCPC, Adult, Child and Adolescent and Addiction Psychiatrist; Clinical Lead Substance Use Response and Facilitation Service, PHSA; Director, Post Graduate Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Education Lead, Complex Pain and Addiction Service, VCH
Panelist: Dr. Eva Moore, MD, MSPH, FAAP, Adolescent Medicine Pediatrician, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Panelist: Colleen Salter, MA, Director, Mental Wellness Clinical Services, FNHA; Registered Nurse
Panelist: Dr. Tom Warshawski, MD, Pediatrician; Medical Director for Youth Recovery House, IHA
Moderator: Dr. David Smith, MD, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist & Addiction Specialist; Medical Director for C&A Psychiatry, IHA
- Describe how the biology and development of the adolescent brain predisposes to substance misuse and risky behaviour.
- Describe how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and attachment impact youth health and substance use.
- Implement an approach to working with First Nations youth with a history of trauma/multigenerational trauma and substance use.
- Examine approaches to working with youth experiencing concurrent disorders including mental health, trauma and substance misuse.