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Engaging Adolescents in Treatment (Tips for Substance Abuse Professionals)

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Offers an introduction to issues regarding engaging adolescents in treatment that providers must consider when treating adolescents with symptoms of both traumatic stress and substance use. This fact sheet, a part of the Understanding the Links Between Adolescent Trauma and Substance Abuse: A Toolkit for Providers, contains information on identifying and encouraging youth to seek help, getting adolescents into initial treatment sessions, addressing practical barriers to care, getting families involved, building alliances, and enhancing community awareness.

Published in 2008