Pennsylvania Association 
of Student Assistance 






PASAP Webinar - Student Athletes and Substance Use

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • PASAP Office

Student Athletes and Substance Use presented by Tina George from Caron Treatment Center.

Program Description:

This program will inform participants on the differences between student athlete substance use and their non-participating peers. We will look at how substances, including caffeine and work-out supplements, can affect athletic performance. We will look at the unique factors that make this populations of students, in some cases, more at risk than their peers and what are some things we can put into place to protect them.

Participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate the at-risk behaviors that can make this population of students more vulnerable than their non-participating peers.
  • Recognize how different substance of abuse can affect athletic performance.
  • Identify ways in which we can protect this population of students from being at-risk for substance abuse.

By educating SAP professionals on the at-risk behaviors for student-athletes surrounding substance abuse, we can better identify and address concerns for this population of students and increase their success as a student. Specific ideas to implement in safeguarding this population will be discussed during this session.

PTina Georgeresenter Tina George, MSW is part of the Student Assistance Department at Caron Treatment Centers since 2006. She provides Student Assistance Program Training across the east coast and is an approved Lead Trainer for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Tina is also responsible for providing Student Assistance Services in Berks and Lancaster County schools. Tina spent some time doing clinical work in Caron’s Adolescent Treatment Center. Prior to Caron, Tina worked in child welfare for thirteen years and spent some time doing school social work in Berks County, PA.

Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals
PO Box 165
Titusville, Pennsylvania 16354
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