Pediatric Addiction Training Program
Caron has launched a first-of-its-kind program to help physicians better understand and recognize addiction in adolescents.
The goal of the Caron Pediatric Addiction Training Program is to help prevent the cycle of addiction by giving pediatricians the tools to intervene on adolescents and their families at an earlier stage of life. We know that addiction often begins as early as 12 years of age for some, so if more pediatricians are aware of the signs and symptoms of addiction and are empowered to take action – we can help teens and their families get the help they need, early, to prevent tragic consequences later on.
This new program is free and available to pediatric residency and fellowship programs, as well as interested pediatricians. This training program will help pediatric resident physicians and fellows:
- Understand the causes of addiction and the substances often abused by adolescents
- Recognize the impact of alcoholism and addiction
- Learn to approach addiction in a non-judgmental way
- Recognize that addiction is a family disease requiring assessment, intervention and treatment for all family members
- Integrate addiction screenings into routine medical assessments
- Understand their role in prevention and treatment
Dr. Nicholas Pace, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and William Ciccaroni, MS, along with Dr. Harris Stratyner, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Vice President of Caron New York Clinical Regional Services, oversee the program with supporting leadership from the following clinicians and institutions:
- Angela Diaz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
- Jennifer DiPace, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Graduate Medical Education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health
- Paul Hokemeyer, JD, PhD, Caron Treatment Centers
- Lisa Ipp, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of Adolescent Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health
- Herbert Kleber, MD, Director, Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia Psychiatry
- Ralph Lopez, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children’s Health
- Nicholas Pace, MD, a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University
- S. Kenneth Schonberg, MD, Professor, Adolescent Medicine in the Pediatrics Department at Montefiore Medical Center
- Charles Schwartz, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Family Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center
For more information on the Pediatric Addiction Training Program, contact Dr. Harris Stratyner at email@example.com or 800.678.2332, ext. 6190.