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Understanding Transitional Age Youth
TAY Training Program

A premier TAY training program provides behavioral health professionals and organizations skills, evidence-based practices, and resources to empower youth as they transition into adulthood.

 

Encourage. Educate. Empower.

Understanding TAY Populations Training

(15 Clock Hours)

The increasing focus on youth, ages 16–24, transition into adulthood is critical and necessary.

Over 5 million 14 to 24 year-olds in the U.S. are not working or in school and, in many cases, face the additional stress of homelessness, foster care, or involvement with the criminal justice system.

Transitioning into adulthood is difficult for many youths. Many mental health and substance use disorders begin to surface during this transition.

Our youth need educated professionals who can speak with them about the stress, confusion, and anger their transition into adulthood causes, especially when compounded with racial inequality, sexual minority stress, gender nonconformity, intimate partner violence, or gang affiliations.

Educational Enhancement CASAC Online premier TAY training program provides behavioral health professionals and organizations skills, evidence-based practices, and resources to empower youth as they transition into adulthood.

Many of us in the addiction recovery field passed into adulthood 1, 2, maybe 3 decades ago (it’s not a bad thing). However, not understanding what your TAY clients are talking about is.

Plus, the stressors you faced when transitioning into adulthood were very different in 1992 or ’72 than they are today.

Understanding TAY Populations Training will answer the questions you have concerning:

  • LGBTQ language and gender nonconformity
  • intimate partner violence
  • disconnected youth
  • the connection between anger and substance use disorder
  • gangs and gang affiliations
  • and more

Who should take this training?

Understanding Traditional-Aged Youth (TAY) Populations training provides insight and awareness of the stressors which aid in disconnection, mental health, or substance use disorders.  Anyone who works with youth populations can benefit from taking this training.

The training benefits:

  • CASAC
  • addiction counseling professional
  • vocational counselors
  • marriage and family therapists
  • social workers
  • LMHCs
  • other qualified health professionals
  • sports coaches
  • probation and parole officeers
  • or any person who works with youth populations.

*** At this time, we can only reward NYS CASAC with renewal clock hours.

Don’t hesitate. Your professional development and the youth you serve are counting on you.

Start this distance learning training today.

 

 

Are you ready to be the CHANGE  our communities need?

 

Fulfillment in any career starts with efficient education and traing.

Every day,  alcohol and drug counselors become a beacon for change in the lives of the clients they serve.

Educational Enhancement CASAC ONLINE is committed to providing you the highest standard of addictions counselor education and training.

Since 2002 Educational enhancement has trained over 5000 CASACs in NYS.
Our program is approved by OASAS in NYS (provider #0415).

Our online addiction counselor training program provides you with 350+hours of knowledge, skills, and motivation to make a lasting impression in persons struggling in the throes of substance use disorder. 

Once inside our education and training program, you’ll obtain the insight, skills, and interventions used to foster recovery and bolster autonomy in your clients. 

Working with Transitional Age Youth

Course Overview

A group of multi-racial transitional age youth

Understanding TAY Populations

Understanding TAY Populations training offers transitional age youth (TAY) service providers with the unique skills and practice needed to effectively work with the TAY population.

This training focuses on the specific developmental and transitional supports required to assist TAY individuals as they transition into adulthood, by addressing behavioral health needs.

Understanding TAY Populations provides an overview of key concepts, strategies, tools, and perspectives that can maximize effectiveness in working with, understanding, and communicating with transitional age youth.

A TAY cis-gender lesbian couple enjoy each others company.c

LGBTQ, Gender, and Nonconformity

Many of society’s practices, policies, and institutions fail to meet the needs of the LGBTQ youth they intend to serve. Because of this most LGBTQ youth feel marginalized, unsafe, and less hopeful.

This training provides all persons who work with TAY populations a better understanding of the LGBTQ community. After this training you’ll feel more comfortable and confident when coomunitcating with and supporting LGBTQ transitional aged youth.

LGBTQ, Gender, and Nonconformity

Many of society’s practices, policies, and institutions fail to meet the needs of the LGBTQ youth they intend to serve. Because of this most LGBTQ youth feel marginalized, unsafe, and less hopeful.

This training provides all persons who work with TAY populations a better understanding of the LGBTQ community. After this training you’ll feel more comfortable and confident when coomunitcating with and supporting LGBTQ transitional aged youth.

A TAY cis-gender lesbian couple enjoy each others company.c
A TAY cis-gendered heterosexual couple argue

Intimate Partner Violence

The Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) training highlights the complicated dynamics of domestic violence.
You’ll gain an understanding of intimate partner violence and learn:​:
  • the four types of ​IPV suffered by victims. 
  • Understand how domestic violence may be learned
  • Recognize some of the myths surrounding domestic violence
By the end of the training, you’ll have 
  • increased competency and comfort when working with victims and survivors
  • understand the effects of substance use (disorder) as a coping mechanism, a service barrier, and a means of coercion and control
  • ​increased confidence when implementing practical skills, trauma-informed care, advocacy, referral, and safety planning. ​
Three teens make fun and anger a mixed-race teen outdoors on a picnic bench

Anger and Substance Use Disorder

This course incorporates topics from the book: Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients A Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy Manual.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment
  • Events and Cues: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Anger
  • Anger Control Plans: Helping Group Members Develop a Plan for Controlling Anger
  • The Aggression Cycle: Changing the Anger Cycle
  • Cognitive Restructuring: The A-B-C-D Model and Thought Stopping
  • Assertiveness Training and the Conflict Resolution Model
  • Alternatives for Expressing Anger
  • Anger and the Family

 

 

Anger and Substance Use Disorder

This course incorporates topics from the book: Anger Management for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Clients A Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy Manual.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Group Anger Management Treatment
  • Events and Cues: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Anger
  • Anger Control Plans: Helping Group Members Develop a Plan for Controlling Anger
  • The Aggression Cycle: Changing the Anger Cycle
  • Cognitive Restructuring: The A-B-C-D Model and Thought Stopping
  • Assertiveness Training and the Conflict Resolution Model
  • Alternatives for Expressing Anger
  • Anger and the Family

Three teens make fun and anger a mixed-race teen outdoors on a picnic bench
A group of gang memebers stand against a wall flashing signs.

Gangs and Gang Affiliation

People involved with gangs experience a disproportionate amount of violence and trauma, leading to the development of mental health and substance use disorders.

Training starts by defining the basics of gangs and gang affiliations. We move on to other subjects, including recruitment methods, exploitation, violence, and more. Before we end the discussion about this unique criminal organization, we advise professionals how to deal with at-risk people who are involved or may become involved in a gang.

Overall I feel that the way the modules were set up made a lot of sense, especially with the way they built off of each other. The pacing was also pretty well done, I never felt overwhelmed and I did pretty well on the tests overall, even with the areas I struggled in.

Zachary Stamp

Graduate and CASAC Studies

Understanding Transitional Age Youth Populations

Government and community organizations have been focusing on transitional aged youth (TAY) populations.

TAY experience many changes as they transition into adulthood. This is a pivotal time in their lives, especially when faced with cultural and societal pressures.

During this time, many adultlike challenges occur. Transitional-aged youth face these challenges without the tools and cognitive abilities of adulthood.

Of course, these challenges vary from individual to individual. However, they face many of the same risk factors.

Understanding TAY Populations training program will provide you with an array of practical strategies and tools so you can support and advocate for the youth populations you serve.

This training will benefit anyone who works with transitional-age youth such as substance abuse counselors, mental and behavioral health providers, primary care providers, coaches, law enforcement agencies, ministry services, and anyone in a caregiving role for TAY populations.

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