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Building Resiliency in Youth to Overcome Trauma and Addiction

It is through connection, where change can occur to empower individuals to find success in both prevention efforts and treatment programs.

The Power of Connection in Building Resiliency in Youth to Overcome Trauma and Addiction

Estimated watch time: 56 mins

Available credits: none

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About Ashley Garcia, MSW, LISW:

Ashley Garcia, MSW, LISW is the Prevention Program Supervisor for Alcohol and Drug Services at Columbus Public Health. She supervises 6 grant funded prevention programs that target at risk populations in Columbus. Ashley is responsible for implementing program curriculums to fidelity and fostering relationships with community partners. Ashley spent 3 years with CPH as a Prevention Coordinator and is passionate about empowering others through education that foster resiliency.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in Sexuality Studies from Ohio State University focusing on the impact of trauma especially as it relates to substance use and children.

Objectives and Summary:

Connection is a fundamental human need that drives resiliency and success. When faced with trauma and the impact of substance use not having consistent, positive, adult relationships has a lasting impact on children. It is through connection where change can occur to empower individuals to find success in both prevention efforts and treatment programs.

Presentation Materials:

About Ashley Garcia, MSW, LISW:

Ashley Garcia, MSW, LISW is the Prevention Program Supervisor for Alcohol and Drug Services at Columbus Public Health. She supervises 6 grant funded prevention programs that target at risk populations in Columbus. Ashley is responsible for implementing program curriculums to fidelity and fostering relationships with community partners. Ashley spent 3 years with CPH as a Prevention Coordinator and is passionate about empowering others through education that foster resiliency.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in Sexuality Studies from Ohio State University focusing on the impact of trauma especially as it relates to substance use and children.

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