Understanding Adolescent Addiction Training

understandingaddictionTopics reviewed

  • Effects of substance abuse on adolescent development
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse and dependency
  • Impact of alcoholism and other substance abuse on systems such as the family, school, workplace and community
  • Roles and behaviors within a family affected by substance dependence
  • Pharmacology and drug trends
  • Tour of our facility

Who should attend?

  • Teachers and teachers’ aides
  • School guidance counselors
  • Administrators
  • School bus drivers, maintenance workers, hall monitors and cafeteria staff
  • Youth agency therapists and counselors
  • Social workers, counselors and psychologists
  • Juvenile police and probation officers
  • Clergy and youth group leaders
  • Medical professionals
  • Anyone interested in learning more about substance abuse and prevention skills

6.5 CEUs are available for social workers, counselors, LMFT and IAODAPCA. Also, 6.5 CPDUs are available with this training. Nursing CEUs are also available.


Monday, June 15, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – REGISTRATION FULL

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, October 23, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Who are the facilitators?

Kristina Olsen, M.S. Ed., CADC, ATE
Kristina Olsen, Prevention Specialist, is responsible for facilitating the Parent/Family Education classes for substance abuse adolescent services at Rosecrance and Project Alert for area schools. She is also coordinator of the Boone County Drug Prevention Coalition. Topic areas include signs and symptoms, drug trends, stages of drug/alcohol abuse and family communication skills. Kristina has been working directly with youth in areas including inpatient treatment, drug prevention, teaching and sports programs over the last eleven years.

Kristina holds a degree in education from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University. She is completing a degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University.

Mary E. Roufa, MS, CADC
Mary Roufa, Community Service Manager, has been with Rosecrance for 22 years. She supports the Prevention, Student Assistance, Family, Recovery Lifeline and Alumni Programs. Before accepting this position in 2012, Mary was a Student Assistance Counselor for 12 years and then became the Adolescent Family Program Coordinator in 2004.

Mary is a certified addictions counselor and holds a degree in psychology from the State University College at Fredonia, New York, and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from St. Francis University.