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Understanding How Addiction Develops in System Involved Youth

Michele Ponsford, Tory Ponsford

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Understanding How Addiction Develops in System Involved Youth
Understanding How Addiction Develops in System Involved Youth

Time & Location

May 04, 2023, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

Online Event

About the Event

Michele and Tory Ponsford

Training Description

Many system involved youth are affected by addiction on some level of their lives. It is important to gain an understanding of how addiction develops and what some of the contributing factors are that affect system involved youth in order to most effectively support them toward improved outcomes. This course will take a look at how addiction develops, the effects of insecure attachment, and how a substitute relationship can be formed. We will also examine a new whole process model for preventing or reducing addiction and/or its negative impacts on system involved youth.

Learning Objectives

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 factors that contribute to the development of troublesome use and addiction in system involved youth.

● Participants will be able to explain at least 1 way in which attachment plays a part in the development of troublesome use and addiction in system involved youth.

● Participants will be able to identify at least 2 ways that the whole process model can prevent or reduce the negative impact of troublesome use and addiction in system involved youth.

Agenda 

12:00-12:55pm Overview of Addiction

12:55-1:45pm Addiction and Unsecure Attachment in System involved Youth

1:45-2:15pm Lunch Break (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)

2:15-3:00pm Overview of Substitute Relationships

3:00-3:15pm Break (CE Hours will not be offered for this time)

3:15-3:55pm Whole Process of Preventing Negative Impacts of Addiction

3:55-4:00pm Question & Answers

Meet Our Trainer

Tory Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. He brings over 25 years of professional experience to the team. His focus throughout his career has been primarily on Finance and Small Business Development. Over the last several years, Tory has developed his understanding of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and it’s importance in the business context. Tory specializes in teaching individuals how to develop Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and optimally utilize EQ development to improve overall professional performance. Working with leadership teams to integrate all aspects of business intelligence has been a key focus for Tory. Tory is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.

Michele Ponsford is the Co-Founder of Evolution Consulting Firm. She has developed her career in the San Francisco Bay Area over the past 20 years. Her experience in Business Management has deepened her understanding of the value of breathing humanity and morality into business globally. Consulting with businesses to evolve into purpose driven entities has become her current passion. Michele specializes in teaching conscious business communication techniques, creating healthy business cultures & relationships as well as implementing core values into systems & operations. Michele is a Certified Awakening Excellence Instructor with the Total Integration Institute.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.25) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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