Treatment Considerations for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-occurring Substance Use
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Course Created: 2021
Practice Level: Intermediate
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAMHSA leads public health efforts that advance the behavioral health of the nation. On samhsa.gov SAMHSA states that its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on communities in America.
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This course is part of SAMHSA's Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series which is a comprehensive set of modules with resources to improve health outcomes for people at risk for, experiencing, or recovering from mental and/or substance use disorders. With a focus on programmatic design and evaluation it is designed for administrators and managers, with relevance to direct practice clinicians in the forms of best practices and evidence reviews, and information needed to improve referral selections.
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- Identify current approaches and challenges to treatment of youth and young adults with serious emotional disturbances (SED), mental illnesses, and co-occurring substance misuse or substance use disorders (SUD)
- Discuss current evidence on the effectiveness of treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), multidimensional family therapy (MDFT), and pharmacotherapy
- Select appropriate treatment practices and programs to address SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD in youth and young adults
- Describe current treatment programs that address SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD in youth and young adults
- Explain components of evaluation and quality improvement
- Issue Brief
- Overview of current approaches and challenges to addressing SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD among youth and young adults.
- What Research Tells Us
- Current evidence on effectiveness of the following treatment practices included in the guide to address SED/SMI and cooccurring substance misuse or SUD in youth and young adults: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); Multidimensional family therapy (MDFT); and, Pharmacotherapy
- Guidance for Selecting and Implementing Evidence-based Practices
- Practical information to consider when selecting and implementing treatment practices and programs to address SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD in youth and young adults
- Examples of Treatment Programs
- Descriptions of programs that use treatment practices from Chapter 2 to address SED/SMI and co-occurring substance misuse or SUD in youth and young adults
- Resources for Evaluation and Quality Improvement
- Guidance and resources for implementing best practices, monitoring outcomes, and improving quality
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