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Two-Year Outcomes of a Randomized, Family-Based Substance Use Prevention Trial for Asian American Adolescent Girls

About the Course

This course examines the use of family-based prevention programming on decreasing substance use for Asian American adolescent girls and modifying risk and protective factors. Web-based interventions were used in order to strengthen the quality of their relationship and increase the girls’ resilience to resist substance use. Two year follow up measurements indicate improvements in: mother daughter closeness and communication, maternal monitoring, self-efficacy, and refusal skills, along with fewer instances of alcohol and marijuana use and prescription drug misuse compared to the control group.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Two-Year Outcomes of a Randomized, Family-Based Substance Use Prevention Trial for Asian American Adolescent Girls created by Lin Fang, PhD and Steven P. Schinke, PhD in 2013.

Publication Date:

Psychol Addict Behav. 2013 Sep; 27(3): 788–798.

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Lin Fang, PhD
Lin Fang, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr Fang’s program of research has focused on advancing the theoretical and empirical knowledge of positive child and youth development through etiology and intervention research as well as community-based research and services. She has published and presented widely in the areas of adolescent substance use, information and communication technologies (ICTs), and mental health and cross-cultural experiences among immigrant communities.
Steven P. Schinke, PhD
Dr. Schinke was a globally recognized leader in the field of prevention science. In a career spanning four decades, he developed and tested programs aimed at helping children and adolescents, principally at-risk youth, to reduce risky behaviors that would compromise their health and life chances. His work was published in multiple journals.

Course Creator

Jacquelyn Knight, MA, OCPSA, CDCA
Jacquelyn received a Master of Arts in General Psychology from Marietta College in Marietta, OH in 2015. She is licensed with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board as both a clinical and prevention professional and worked in the substance abuse treatment and prevention field in Ohio from 2015 to beginning her current role in April of 2020. Jacquelyn is currently the CEO of a behavioral health organization which operates both a youth residential treatment facility and an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. She enjoys volunteering with various community organizations as well and currently serves on her local Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss family interaction theory domains as related to adolescent substance use.
  2. Recognize the efficacy of family based prevention programming in preventing substance use .
  3. Describe the need for effective prevention programming for Asian Americans.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Jacquelyn Knight, MA, OCPSA, CDCA

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Commercial support

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