Women, Children, and Families - Training and Technical Assistance

Girls Matter!

This six-part webinar series offers research, best practices, and critical thinking on topics that professionals working with girls and young women must know.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) while updating your knowledge on adolescent girls. National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) CEHs are available through the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.

SAMHSA has created this webinar series to:
  • Increase the behavioral health workforce’s understanding of the needs and concerns of adolescent girls (primarily ages 12 to 18)
  • Bring visibility and attention to the specific behavioral health concerns of adolescent girls

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Webinar Topics

Growing Up Girl: Adolescent Development and the Unique Issues Facing Girls

What does it mean to be an adolescent girl today? This session provides an overview of girls’ development and growth during the teen years and the opportunities and risks girls face.

Presenters:

  • Trina Menden Anglin, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Scyatta Wallace, Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

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Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health Challenges of Adolescent Girls

A girl’s smile can often hide self-loathing, identity struggles, anxiety, depression, and pressure to succeed under the surface. This webinar explores the pressures facing adolescent girls and a continuum of behavioral health problems, coping strategies, and resources for girls.

Presenters:

  • Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.
  • Wendy Lader, Ph.D., M.Ed.
  • Anne Thompson, M.A., MFT

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Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Girls’ substance abuse has been increasing and the consequences are dangerous to their health and well-being. This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girl substance use followed by a discussion of effective strategies for intervening, treating, and supporting girls.

Presenters:

  • Sharon Amatetti, M.P.H.
  • Candice Norcott, Ph.D.
  • Andrew Finch, Ph.D.
  • Cindy Rowe, Ph.D.

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View YouTube Video: "Girls and Substance Use" Webinar

Digital Girls: Confession, Connection, and Disconnection

Girls communicate in both positive and destructive ways through social media. This session will explore the digital world of girls and provide strategies for using technology to reach, engage, and support girls’ in achieving recovery and developing resiliency.

Presenters:

  • Rachel Simmons
  • Danielle Tarino

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Sanctuary and Supports for Girls in Crisis

This session brings a message of hope and urgency for establishing effective behavioral health programs, interventions and policies which support young women in crisis including those who face juvenile justice system involvement, homelessness, and violence.

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Covington, Ph.D., LCSW
  • Jeannette Pai-Esponosa, Ed.D.
  • Kimberly Sokoloff Selvaggi

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The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports

This webinar will explore the principles of youth development, and what girls say they need for ongoing recovery. Participants will leave feeling inspired and motivated with new ideas and resources for empowering and supporting girls’ in their recovery.

Presenters:

  • Karen Pittman
  • Lacy Kendrick Burk
  • Sarah Nerad
  • Cortney Lovell

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View YouTube Video: “The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports” webinar

Last Updated: 11/13/2017