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Youth Addiction and Mental Health Lecture

Date & Time:
February 13, 2019 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
KNB 126, Kinesiology Block B Building
Dr. Alfgeir L. Kristjansson, PhD

Youth Addiction and Mental Health Lecture - Integrating research and practice in primary substance use prevention for adolescents:  The case of Iceland

Dr. Kristjansson is the associate professor in the Department of Social & Behavioral Scences, and the director of the PhD program in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University.  Dr. Kristjansson presents an upstream social change strategy to address youth drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, which was credited for the reduction of drug and alcohol use among Iceland’s youth from 42% to less than 5%. This model has been adopted in more than 40 countries worldwide. 

Presented by the Department of Psychology and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute

Lunch will be provided after the talk at Hotel Alma in the Senate Room.  Please RSVP for lunch here