Why Youth Resort To Substance Use

Date Aired: Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm (PST)

Presenter: Gabriela Hernandez, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Cherese Mari Laulhere Mental Health Inpatient Center

Presenter Bio: Gabriela Hernandez is a licensed clinical social worker who joined CHOC Children’s in 2018 as one of the first therapists to open up the Mental Health Inpatient Center. The Cherese Mari Laulhere Mental Health Inpatient Center (MHIC) is an inpatient psychiatric center exclusively dedicated to the treatment of children ages 3-17 with mental illness who are in immediate risk of hurting themselves or others. It is the only inpatient facility in Orange County that can treat patients younger than 12. Providers on this unit are specially trained to treat children and provide the very best patient- and family-centered care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gabriela has over 15 years in the field and has worked in outpatient, with institutionalized youth and inpatient services.

Presentation Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the explorative/addictive process and basic knowledge, attitudes, and skills in working with youth struggling with substance use disorders.