YES’ PACT Project Presents BASICS Virtual Training for Professionals to Improve the Health of Young Adults

YES Community Counseling Center’s (YESCCC) Partnering In Action and Change For Tomorrow (PACT) Grant Initiative invites mental health professionals, social workers, nurses, coaches and licensed substance prevention providers to attend its upcoming VIRTUAL education program Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention of College Students (BASICS). The FREE VIRTUAL program will be held Tuesday, November 9th and Wednesday, November 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. via ZOOM.

From COVID – 19 to underage drinking and substance use, today’s young adults face a multitude of health risks that will impact their lives, families and our communities. BASICS is an evidence-based prevention intervention for College Students and Young Adults (ages 18-24) who drink alcohol heavily and/or have experienced or are at risk for alcohol-related problems such as poor class attendance, missed assignments, accidents or violence. A Harm Reduction Approach, BASICS aims to motivate young adults to reduce alcohol use in order to decrease the negative consequences of drinking and live a healthier and safer lifestyle.

BASICS will review how timely intervention and access to resources can improve the health and lives of young adults and college aged youth. This training is approved for Social Work/Licensed Mental Health Counseling CEU’s, NYS OASAS CPP/CPS/CASAC credentialing and renewal. Administrative fee for Social Work/ Licensed Mental Health Counseling CEU Credits is $100 for 10 CEU Credits. To register for the training, contact PACT at 516-799-3203 x230. 

YESCCC’s PACT SPF-PFS Grant Initiative is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). PACT addresses our nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities among youth and young adults (ages 9-20) – underage drinking, marijuana, and opioid use. PACT seeks to understand patterns of underage drinking and substance use to implement targeted evidence-based programs, policies, trainings and education to change the conditions by which youth substance use exists.