Promoting Healthy Development and Reducing Risk of Substance Use, Pregnancy, HIV/STI among Adolescent Young Women Involved with the Juvenile Justice System
April 16, 2024
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

Credit Available: CE Credit(s): Yes
Designations: Social Work CE Credit

Note: Once the live event has passed, please allow two weeks for the recording and slide presentations to be posted.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for administrative staff, counselors, social workers, students and educators, and interprofessional teams. This activity is accredited for social workers.

Module Description: Drawing on research and practice experience from both a social work and adolescent medicine perspective, this webinar will present research, best practices and developmental considerations when working with adolescent young women whose lives may interact with the juvenile justice system or courts. The presentation will start with research contrasting current adolescent substance use trends post-COVID with trends in a recent sample of young adolescent women who are justice involved, while highlighting the unique needs of these youth based on prior research. An adolescent medicine perspective will then be provided concerning the risks of pregnancy and HIV/STI and best practices and considerations with this population. Current gender-responsive interventions for this population will be described, with a specific focus on the development and testing of the CHOICES-TEEN intervention, a bundled risk reduction Telehealth intervention designed to reduce the risks of substance-exposed pregnancy (alcohol and marijuana) and HIV/STI.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the unique overlapping needs, contextual factors, substance use, and sexual risk behavior trends of adolescent young women involved with the juvenile justice system or courts.
  2. Identify best practices and developmental considerations when working young women who are justice involved, with particular attention to substance use and sexual health. 
  3. Understand the current empirical evidence supporting various gender-responsive interventions for young adolescent women involved with the juvenile justice system or courts. 


Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), provider #1163, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work 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: 1/23/2024-1/23/2027. Social workers
completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

Kenneth Stoller, MD, 2018 Steering Committee Meeting

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