Pediatric Addiction Training Program
In an effort to curb adolescent alcohol and drug abuse, Caron works with local community organizations to develop education and training programs across the United States.
The Pediatric Addiction Training Program was specifically developed to help pediatricians spot the signs of addiction in adolescents and feel empowered to take action. Pediatricians are ideally positioned to provide families with the information and expertise required to prevent the tragic consequences of teen substance abuse.
The goal of the Caron Pediatric Addiction Training Program is to help prevent the cycle of addiction by giving pediatricians the tools to intervene in adolescent substance abuse at an earlier stage of life. The program is free and available to pediatric residency and fellowship programs, as well as interested pediatricians.
This training program will help pediatric resident physicians and fellows:
- Understand the causes of addiction and the substances often abused by adolescents
- Recognize the impact of alcoholism and addiction
- Learn to approach addiction in a non-judgmental way
- Recognize that addiction is a family disease requiring assessment, intervention and treatment for all family members
- Integrate addiction screenings into routine medical assessments
- Understand the role of the pediatrician in substance abuse prevention and treatment
Dr. Nicholas Pace, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, along with Dr. Harris Stratyner, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Vice President of Caron New York Clinical Regional Services, oversee the program with support from other leading addiction medical professionals.
For more information on the Pediatric Addiction Training Program, contact Dr. Harris Stratyner at email@example.com or 800.678.2332, ext. 6190.