Adolescent Substance Use: Legislation, Prevention Practices, and Organizational Preparedness

Type: eLearning
Date: February 2020

About this Independent Study

Expiration Date: This activity was originally released on February 11, 2020 and is available for continuing education credit until February 10, 2022.

Texas has new legislation that impacts how schools address the behavioral health needs of students. Attend this course to learn about the new legislation, prevention practices, and key considerations for schools and other school-based organizations interested in preventing opioid and other substance misuse among adolescents.


Jessica Duncan Cance, PhD, of Texas DSHS; Vanessa Sarria, MPA, of Cardea; Josette Saxton, MA, of Texans Care for Children; and Lori Holleran Steiker, PhD, of the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas.

Who Should Register

Professionals such as nurses, counselors, social workers, school administrators and others in school settings in Central Texas.

Registration & Fees

The independent study is FREE of charge.

Continuing Education (CE)

Continuing Social Work Education

Upon successful completion of this activity, 2 contact hours will be awarded.

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing education credits by: The Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, provider #1682,

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Cardea Services is an approved provider of continuing nursing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this educational activity 2 contact hours will be awarded.

Successful completion of this continuing education activity includes the following:

  • Completion of all course sections
  • Submission of completed evaluation
  • Submission of correct responses to post-evaluation verification questions


The planners and presenters of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

This activity is jointly provided by Cardea Services and Travis County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

This presentation is funded by: OWH Grant #: ASTWH170057-01-00

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