Resilience in Crisis:
Substance Use Intervention
Recorded August 10th, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00pm ET
Amidst rising rates of mental health struggles and substance use among youth, schools and communities are seeking solutions.
But where do we start when the factors influencing these concerning trends are so complex?
In this empowering webinar, you'll walk away with a research backed approach to promoting resilience and supporting meaningful positive change.
What You'll Learn
- Gain a deeper understanding of the latest data and research on concerning substance use trends among youth
- Learn how MTSS provides a framework to address the full continuum of student needs
- Discover actionable strategies to drive positive change through school-community partnerships
- Explore real-world examples of effective collaborations with youth organizations, treatment centers, and families
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About This Webinar
Amidst rising rates of mental health struggles and substance use among youth, schools and communities are seeking solutions. But where do we start when the factors influencing these concerning trends are so complex.
In this empowering webinar, you'll gain actionable strategies to drive positive change from the ground up. We'll examine the latest data and dive into the individual, community, and societal factors that shape youth experiences with high-risk substance use.
You'll walk away with a deeper understanding and a research backed approach to interventions that provide meaningful support across all levels of need. We'll explore how an MTSS framework allows schools to respond to students' diverse needs through universal prevention, targeted skill-building, and intensive supports.
The vital role of school-community partnerships will also be highlighted through real-world examples. Discover how collaborations with youth organizations, treatment centers, and families can align initiatives, share resources, and expand your reach.
Join us for an hour focused on hope, help, and the research-backed approach you can take to promote resilience and positive change in the youth you serve.
About The Speaker
Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito, Psy.D
RethinkEd Director of Mental Health
Dr. Joseph (J.J.) Ferrito is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in New Jersey. He specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Ferrito has experience working with children and adolescents across a variety of levels of care including schools. Dr. Ferrito’s research has focused on sustainable methods for fostering and assessing Social Emotional Learning and Character Development (SECD) in children and adolescents.
Dr. Ferrito earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Marist College, Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University, and Doctorate in Applied Psychology from Rutgers University’s Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He completed an APA Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital in San Diego California. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology at Hackensack University Medical Center.