Edel Foley, Clinical Manager at our Assessment Day Treatment Centre in Trabeg Lawn, Douglas (MTAS) is the guest speaker at the Mental Health Awareness Talk hosted by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 8pm at Actons Hotel, Kinsale, Cork.
The upcoming presentation on Adolescent Development & Substance Misuse Issues in the 21st Century will be invaluable to anyone who wants to know a little more about how best to understand adolescents. Young people do not live in isolation . They live in and transact with a complex world, where their daily lives are embedded in a multitude of systems that impact on their health, well being and even their choices. The problems and challenges they experience have to be understood in relation to the context in which they arise to ensure that the interventions and support offered are relevant and effective. The adolescent stage of development is a time where many life long patterns of behaviour are established . Therefore the first step to help young people is to be able to understand the various stages of development they go through and how the teenage years are a window of vulnerability to substance use.
Further information on our free service at Matt Talbot Adolescent Services isavailable on our website at www.mtas.ie