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Youth Addictions in the time of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has created a surge of addictive behaviors. Addictive behaviors in youth have many implications for student well-being and learning

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* This workshop is only available to members in the Manitoba Education community*

This workshop will explore issues around youth addictions and the connection with the COVID 19 pandemic. What are some of the attractions and impacts for youth using alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs, gambling or gaming at this time? Understand the costs and benefits of use as well as some effective harm reduction strategies and supportive resources for youth to access at this time.

Presenter Kate Evans is a prevention and education consultant with Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) for 15 years. Kate engages and empowers audiences to have important conversations about preventing harms when it comes to substance use and/or gambling. Kate is an expert in AFM's youth gambling services and continues to specialize in training and educating youth and those who work with or care for youth and is passionate about assisting youth as well as their parents, caregivers and helpers to better support themselves and one another.

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