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71.24.520  <<  71.24.522 >>   71.24.525

Substance use disorder—Training for parents of adolescents and transition age youth.

(1) The authority, in consultation with the department of children, youth, and families, shall develop a training for parents of adolescents and transition age youth with substance use disorders by June 30, 2024, which training must build on and be consistent and compatible with existing training developed by the authority for families impacted by substance use disorder, and addressing the following:
(a) Science and education related to substance use disorders and recovery;
(b) Adaptive and functional communication strategies for communication with a loved one about their substance use disorder, including positive communication skills and strategies to influence motivation and behavioral change;
(c) Self-care and means of obtaining support;
(d) Means to obtain opioid overdose reversal medication when appropriate and instruction on proper use; and
(e) Suicide prevention.
(2) The authority and the department of children, youth, and families shall make this training publicly available, and the department of children, youth, and families must promote the training to licensed foster parents and caregivers, including any tribally licensed foster parents and tribal caregivers.
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