Teens, Cannabis, Health and Wellbeing - Untangling a Complicated Relationship

Teens, Cannabis, Health and Wellbeing - Untangling a Complicated Relationship

 

Event Details

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This Training is Available as a Webinar Only

Date: February 7th, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (half-day session) 

Facilitator: Dr. Karen Leslie, MD., ME.d., FRCP(C).

This training is suitable for:

Educators: Teachers, ECE, School administration, Support Staff. 

Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers. 

Medical Professions: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors.

Direct Service Workers: Drop in Workers, Shelter and Hostel Workers, Child and Youth Workers, Youth Justice Workers

Description: Learn current trends for cannabis use along with the risk factors for cannabis use disorders in teens. Gain am overview of the two main cannabinoids, THC and CBD and their effects with respect to adolescents’ physical and mental health. Participants will also about the evidence for the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children and teens. Several different scenarios will be used to present and discuss some of the ways in which adolescents who used cannabis regularly may experience difficulties with their health and wellbeing along with the complex interplay between social, familial, academic and health factors. 

Webinar Overview: In the first part of this webinar, participants will learn about current trends for cannabis use and cannabis use disorders in teens.  An overview of the main components of cannabis and how they relate to adolescents’ physical and mental health will be provided. The evidence for the use of cannabis for medical purposes in children and teens will also be discussed.

In the second part of the webinar, several different scenarios will be used to present and discuss some of the ways in which adolescents who used cannabis regularly may experience difficulties with their health and well being. The complex interplay between social, familial, academic and health factors will be discussed.

There will be a lot of time allocated to addressing questions from participants and there will be an opportunity to identify key questions of interest at the beginning of the session.

Links to useful resources for teens, parents , teachers and other professionals working with adolescents will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe recent trends in adolescent cannabis use .
  • Compare and contrast the 2 main cannabinoids, THC and CBD with respect to effects on the body.
  • Identify risk factors in teens for the development of cannabis use disorder.
  • Identify what learning from this webinar that they will bring into their own practices with adolescents.
     

  • When

  • Friday, February 7, 2020
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
    686 Bay Street, 3rd Floor, Room (small )
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4
    Canada
    416-813-7654

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