2023.03.09 | Two-part Cannabis Series, Part 2 | Teen Talk What Adolescents Need to Know About Cannabis Use


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Teen Talk What Adolescents Need to Know About Cannabis Use  | March 9, 2023; 12 PM to 1:30 PM | 1.5 Contact Hours 

Strengthening your clinical skills about the negative effects of cannabis use when working with adolescents in a mental health and drug treatment setting will be the focus of this webinar. Topics will include adolescent brain development and myths about cannabis. Activities and exercises will be described.

Learning objectives

  1. Understand the challenges in addressing cannabis use by adolescents
  2. Discuss how adolescents are highly susceptible to the negative health risks associated with cannabis use
  3. Implement cannabis use prevention resources aimed at adolescents receiving behavioral health services

Learning Outcome

As a result of this learning activity, participants will develop clinical skills with adolescents for addressing the negative effects of cannabis use.


About the Presenter

Ken C. Winters, Ph.D
. Dr. Winters is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (MN location), and a consultant to the Center for Native Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa. He previously was a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directed the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research for 25 years.  His primary research interests are the prevention and treatment of youth substance use. Recent research focuses on developing prevention and intervention resources for parents and youth to address adolescent cannabis use. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.  Dr. Winters has received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations to address adolescent health. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters during a 30+ year period, and is a frequent speaker and workshop trainer.



Criteria for Successful Completion

100% Attendees required to participate and be present in the full duration of the learning activity and complete/submit an evaluation form. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Conflict of Interest

This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest. There are no individuals in a position to control content for this activity or have any relevant financial relationships to declare.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support being received for this CNE offerings.

 Approval Statement

CCSME is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours

  • 1.5 contact hours for nurses
  • 1.5 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
  • 1.5 Category I contact hours  for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1.5 contact hours CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 1.5 contact hours pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors