Substance Use Disorders in CYC Work 

Live 2.0 hour virtual training
November 29, 2022
11:00 Pacific, 1:00 Central, 2:00 Eastern

In this two-hour workshop, Shawn will increase your understanding of the science behind addictions and how substance use and gambling can physically change the brain.

He will discuss the two schools of thought on addictions and how they developed over years of research and will provide you with options for identifying and treating addictions.

This webinar provides important information for anyone working with youth or families, foster parents, parents, or caregivers.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase your understanding of substance use and gambling.
  • Understand how the brain is impacted by substance use.
  • Increase awareness of stigmatizing language.
  • Understand the two models of addiction.
  • Understand withdrawal from common substances.
  • Understand pharmaceutical options for treating addictions. 


CYC Certification Competency Domain:  Professionalism (40 min), Cultural and Human Diversity (40 min), and Applied Human Development (40 min).

ACYCP Members (membership subject to verification): $10 discount
Please contact Michael Mitchelor the CYC Office to get the discount code.  We will respond within 48 hours.

2.0 Class Hours

Presented by

Shawn Wood MSW, RSW, CYC-P

Shawn has worked for over a decade with children, youth, and families struggling with mental health and addiction issues. Shawn has trained in multiple treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and trauma approaches (PE), including the Connect Attachment Program, the Attachment Regulation Competency (ARC) framework, and the Collaborative Problem Solving model. He is also trained to provide readiness hormone and surgical assessments through for World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

He is a dynamic speaker and presenter in large and small groups. His presentation skills foster interactive workshops for education and training events using an adult learning model to achieve the best outcomes. Shawn has had the pleasure of traveling throughout the Canadian Atlantic Provinces to provide professional development in a variety of settings and topics.

Shawn practices in a non-judgmental way, fostering a safe and secure environment for others to explore goals and self-advocacy. Through supportive, educational interventions, Shawn works with clients to reach self-identified goals and positive outcomes.

Shawn is also turning his attention to various research opportunities and plans to begin work in the field of video gaming addiction, an area in which he has studied and supported others in for many years