Parenting, Teens, and Alcohol

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The Matilda Centre

Parents often receive conflicting information regarding what’s best for their child when it comes to alcohol.

This session dispels a number of myths surrounding the topic and provides practical tips to parents for preventing alcohol use and reducing alcohol-related harms among teenagers.

Who's Doing What?: The Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use

Chicago, United States,

This free webinar will review the epidemiology of adolescent substance.

The speaker will discuss the substances most often used by youth, look at trends in youth substance use over time, and discuss the protective role of family and positive social supports.

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 

The Impact of Substance Use on the Developing Adolescent Brain


This free webinar will review developmental neurobiology and the impact of psychoactive substances in general on brain development.

The speaker will then discuss the particular impacts of alcohol, THC, and nicotine on the brain and their specific impacts on brain development.

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to: 

Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research


CADCA is proud to present this instalment of its Research Into Action webinar series on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at 2 pm EST featuring Dr Cheryl King discussing her recent article, “Emerging Trends in Adolescent Suicide Prevention Research”, which was published in Current Opinion in Psychology in 2018.

Mind Matters Series

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a redesigned series of booklets geared towards educating middle school students about substance use.

The Mind Matters series is a valued resource for tens of thousands of teachers. Each booklet is devoted to a specific drug or drug group.

Effectiveness of a Brief Lay Counsellor-Delivered, Problem-Solving Intervention for Adolescent Mental Health Problems in Urban, Low-Income Schools in India: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Michelson, D., Malik, K., Parikh, R., Weiss, H., Doyle, A., Bhat, B., ... & Sharma, R. (2020). Effectiveness of a brief lay counsellor-delivered, problem-solving intervention for adolescent mental health problems: randomised controlled trial in urban, low-income schools in India. Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. ISSN 2352-4642 (Accepted). Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.
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Mental health problems are a leading cause of disability in adolescents worldwide. Problem solving is a well-tested mental health intervention in many populations. We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a brief, transdiagnostic problem-solving intervention for common adolescent mental health problems when delivered by non-specialist school counsellors in New Delhi, India.

Nicotine and the Developing Brain: A FENS-sponsored SRNT-E Mini-conference


During adolescence, the brain regions such as prefrontal cortex necessary for cognitive and executive function, working memory, motivated behaviour and emotional regulation are being reorganized. Cholinergic system and cholinergic nicotinic receptors are important role players in this maturation process of the brain from adolescence to adulthood.

Alcohol, MDMA and cannabis use: Impact on the adolescent brain

Created by
The Matilda Centre


This webinar is for teachers, school staff, parents and others who are interested in understanding the effect of drugs on adolescent brain. It explores the development of adolescent brain and how this process is interrupted by the use of alcohol, MDMA and cannabis.

It provides information on harm reduction strategies that parents and teachers can implement amongst teenagers, in order to reduce harm.