Lunch & Learn: Substance Use Prevention and Trends

In our fast-paced society with information readily available at our fingertips, our young people are constantly exposed to drugs and alcohol either through social media, movies, or lyrics.  We have seen many destructive trends resulting from social media challenges.  In this session, participants will learn more about underlying reasons for substance use, current trends and what to watch for, and most importantly resources to help our students who are struggling with mental health and substance use.  


Presenter: Stephanie Duer, M.A., LPC-S

Stephanie Duer serves as the HB19 Mental Health Outreach Specialist for Region 6 Education Service Center and Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare.  Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Special Education from Sam Houston State University and later returned to Sam Houston State University to complete her Master of Arts degree in Counseling.  Stephanie is both a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Certified School Counselor.  Throughout the years, Stephanie has worked in various settings including community mental health, residential treatment facilities, elementary and middle schools, and schools for adjudicated youth.  She has worked as a crisis clinician on the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team as well as the Crisis and Access Team for Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare.  Stephanie is currently serving on the Community Resource Coordination Group in several counties.  She is also a certified trainer in several programs including Youth Mental Health First Aid, Psychological First Aid, AS+K to Save a Life, Trauma-Informed Care, and Trauma-Sensitive Schools.  She is fondly referred to as the “GoTo Guru” by colleagues and friends due to her love of sharing resources and information with anyone who will listen.


Stephanie Duer, MA, LPC-S
High School, Safe and Drug Free Schools, School Safety, Counseling Services
Online, Live Broadcast

CPE Credits: 1.00  
Registration Closes: 10/19/2022
Thu. 10/20/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm