This evidence-based curriculum on the treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders was developed by OAS/CICAD in 2014. It introduces an approach to the treatment of adolescent substance use, and discusses the main factors that put youth at higher risk and vulnerability than other age groups.

Objectives

This training curriculum is designed to build the capacities of drug prevention and treatment professionals who work with at-risk adolescents in OAS member states.

Activities

The curriculum on the treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders has six modules:

  • Module 1: Adolescent development and substance use 
  • Module 2: Trauma and trauma- informed care 
  • Module 3: Screening and assessment 
  • Module 4: Treatment of drug use among adolescents
  • Module 5: High-risk youth 
  • Module 6: Gangs (optional)

The training is given in three ways:

  1. 1. Online training 
  2. 2. Training of trainers 
  3. 3. In-person training
Beneficiary Countries
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Argentina
Barbados
Barbados
Belize
Belize
Brazil
Brazil
Canada
Canada
Chile
Chile
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ecuador
El Salvador
El Salvador
Grenada
Grenada
Guatemala
Guatemala
Guyana
Guyana
Haiti
Haiti
Honduras
Honduras
Jamaica
Jamaica
Mexico
Mexico
Panama
Panama
Paraguay
Paraguay
Peru
Peru
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Suriname
The Bahamas
The Bahamas
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
United States of America
United States of America
Uruguay
Uruguay
Team
Jimena Kalawski
Chief of the Demand Reduction Unit
Alfonso Abarca
Specialist
José Luis Vazquez
Specialist
Andrea Escobar
Senior Program Officer
Isabella Araújo
Senior Program Officer
María Virginia García
Program Officer
Strategic Partners