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Digital Learning

Offering digital learning experiences focused on substance use prevention and intervention strategies for teens.

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1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:


2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old


graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.

Sharing Knowledge to Prevent Addiction
With over 60 years of successfully treating addiction and behavioral health issues, Caron understands the severity of substance use disorders in our country and that prevention and early intervention are key to addressing problematic substance use among youth. Caron is renowned for the quality of their education and prevention programs, working with over 900 school and child-serving organizations each year. To reach a wider audience, we expanded our traditional educational programs to a digital format. Our digital format allows those unable to access our in-person programs to benefit from our quality programming at their location, at their own pace. With digital learning, Caron can:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of addiction as a brain disease
  • Support a societal shift in how we view addiction and substance use disorder by reducing the stigma associated with the disease
  • Provide the required skills and information to teens, parents/caregivers, medical, industry and education professionals
At Caron, we can help you build a treatment program that meets your needs.

The Audiences

Courses are available to address the needs of teens, parents/caregivers, healthcare, school and child-serving professionals and businesses. The courses are free of charge. Schools, industry professionals, families and community/specialty groups are invited to participate in the programming.

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Course Design

Courses are designed to be interactive to engage participants and enhance their ability to learn and retain knowledge. Depending on the topic, courses may include video, animation, audio narration, and text as well as interactive tools like pop-up screens and drag-and-drop questions.

Learners can expect to complete knowledge checks after each topic to ensure understanding of the material and receive a certificate upon completion of each course.

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Download the Digital Learning Catalog

Click here to download the Digital Learning Catalog.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for each program?
Because of a generous grant, we are able to offer these programs at no charge.

Who should take these courses?
Programs are available for teens, parents/caregivers, and child-serving professionals. This includes school staff, administrators, school nurses, pediatricians, counselors, etc.

What courses are available? The library includes:
For Teens - CONNECT 5: Find the NicoTEEN-Free You!
For Parents/Caregivers - PREP: Prevention Resources & Education for Parents/Caregivers
For Professionals - Vaping and Marijuana Trends Among Youth, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, Impact of Substance Use Disorders on the Family

How long will each course take to complete, and do I have to complete the course at one time?
Each course has a different estimated completion time. The courses are designed to be completed at each participant’s own pace, usually in one hour or less, but can be completed over multiple sessions. The nicotine cessation program for youth is structured as a weekly program for five weeks.

What can I expect to learn in each program?
A description of the content of each program and the expected outcomes/goals are described on each course page. Please visit the course you are interested in taking for the learning objectives specific to that program. How do I register for the programs? Do I use the same log-in credentials for all the programs? Each course description page at Caron.org/Digital-Learning contains a button to launch that course. If this is your first time registering for one of the programs you will use the “Sign-up” link to establish your log-in credentials (email address and password). You will use these credentials to log-in during future visits and to take any of the courses in the library.

Can the courses be taken on any type of computer or mobile device? Is an internet connection necessary?
All courses are compatible with personal computers as well as mobile devices. Most courses are accessed through an internet browser but CONNECT 5 is also available on Apple Store and Google Play. An internet connection is necessary for the courses to function.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes. At the end of the program you will be given a link to a printable certificate of completion. These certificates can be displayed, used to apply for continuing education credits, or to document your hours of professional development or completion of the program.

I still have a question or I would like to speak to someone about providing this program to my organization. Is there someone I can call?
Please contact our Education Department at 610-743-6117.

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For More Information

Contact Caron’s Education Department for more information about course offerings at 610-743-6117.

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Courses

Connect 5: Find the NicoTEEN-Free You!

CONNECT 5 is a nicotine reduction and cessation digital experience designed to help youth work towards change by developing a personalized plan to addresses their nicotine, vaping, and other tobacco use.

PREP: Prevention Resources and Education for Parents/Caregivers

This program for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers, provides knowledge and resources that can reduce the chances that your child will engage in substance use.

Impact of Substance Use Disorders on the Family

This course, designed for child-serving professionals, will increase the understanding of how family members are impacted when addiction is present in their lives, and how professionals can provide understanding, support, and resources to the children, teens, and families they serve.

Introduction to SBIRT

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs.  This course, designed for professionals, will provide the information and resources needed and available to effectively conduct a SBIRT.


Vaping and Marijuana Trends Among Youth

As a school, child-serving, or healthcare professional, you have the ability to impact the youth you serve and help them avoid substance use. This program provides the information and resources you need to be effective in your efforts.