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Youth Substance Abuse During Covid-19


Since March 2019, everything in our world has changed. Over the past year, you may have noticed your child has been acting a little differently. Youth are facing greater mental health challenges than ever before, and many may turn to substance use to cope. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a variety of mental health challenges for Youth. Participants will learn Youth Substance risks and warning signs, Youth mental health challenges as a result of COVID, and best resources for youth with Substance challenges.

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About the instructors

Dr Laklieshia Izzard is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and New Jersey, Georgia Certified School Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Tri-Care Mental Health Counselor. Dr Izzard is the owner of Shekinah Counseling a virtual private practice with 17 years of community mental health counseling experience with diverse populations. Dr. Izzard practice services include counseling, clinical supervision, mentoring, and training. Dr. Izzard has experience in all levels of education and is an Adjunct Professor of Counseling. Dr. Izzard serves on the Region 3 Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council as the only Newton County member. Dr Izzard serves on the board of directors for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Georgia, and is a founding member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Dr. Izzard is a founding member and has served as President from 2019-2020 for the American Counseling Association of Georgia. Dr Izzard obtained her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University Sarasota, Dr. Izzard has a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the largest HBCU in the nation North Carolina A&T State University and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from a another great HBCU Fayetteville State University.
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Great information..

Very helpful information.


very informative

Very Good

Good info for those fostering teens

very good, a lot of information

Enjoyed class

I was a little disappointed that it took about 35-40 minutes into the training to address what parents can do to help youth struggling with this issue. I wish more examples were given on how to approach this and how to protect other children in the home from this.

very thorough


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It was great thank you


Good info

This was very helpful

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Good course.

Great course.



good course


great class

Helpful information

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Covid affects every aspect of our lives.

It was good

Useful, helpful information.

Very informative.


I liked the faith based therapy approach.

Lots of good information

This course was very informative.

Very informative and useful information.

Good information

Enjoyed the course.

Great informative

great information


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