Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Psychosocial Effects of Work-Related Social-Skills Training Among Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders (SUD): A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA
Article Information
Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Psychosocial Effects of Work-Related Social-Skills Training Among Adolescents With Substance Use Disorders (SUD): A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515306. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4049
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515306. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4049
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

The transition period from education to employment is a difficult period that is further complicated by a diagnosis of SUD. While adolescent choices may have a major impact on employment attainment and sustainability, preliminary results show that implementation of a manualized soft skills training program among adolescents with SUD shows promise in improving self-efficacy, which is a primary driver of career-related confidence, goal persistence, and decision-making.

Primary Author and Speaker: Hailey Grigas

Additional Authors and Speakers: Adeline Warren, Cailyn Zornes

Contributing Authors: Annemarie Connor