DSW Candidate – Courtney Farrell, LISW-S, LICDC, 10:30 AM – 11:45AM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

What do we do now?”: A Comprehensive Solution to Adolescent Substance Use

DSW Candidate – Courtney Farrell, LISW-S, LICDC

Monday, April 22, 2024

10:30 AM – 11:45AM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


What do we do now?”: A Comprehensive Solution to Adolescent Substance Use

Substance use among adolescents is a growing concern with grave societal and personal impacts. There is a large gap in treatment options for this population. This presentation provides an overview of adolescent substance use and current treatment options. Barriers to obtaining appropriate substance use treatment and the lack of higher-level care options are explored.

Finally, a comprehensive, wrap-around treatment center is proposed to mitigate barriers and promote social justice, as well as work to de-stigmatize adolescent substance use. The presentation will discuss how this treatment center would promote holistic and preventative care through a systems-based approach. Finally, this presentation outlines the next steps to implement this treatment approach and create a call to action for social workers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the societal impact of adolescent substance use.
  2. Participants will be able to express barriers to obtaining adolescent substance use treatment with current systems.
  3. Participants will be able to discuss the comprehensive solution and next steps to implementation.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.


Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.