Toxic Stress and High Risk Behavior LIVE WEBINAR

April 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Virtual Event
CASAT Learning

Toxic Stress and High Risk Behavior LIVE WEBINAR

Living in stressful environments can negatively affect an individual’s emotional, social, and physical development. Through this training, attendees will be provided with an overview of how stress can affect brain development and will learn how these changes in the brain may lead to the adoption of high-risk behaviors. The training further discusses substance misuse as a common coping strategy and participants will learn key action items to promote a public health approach and improve interactions with individuals engaging in high-risk behaviors.


  • Participants will learn how to recognize when an individual might be experiencing toxic stress
  • Participants will learn how stress can actually change and affect brain development and lead to the adoption of high risk behaviors
  • Participants will learn how to support individuals engaging in high risk behaviors by taking a public health approach

Presenter: Mayra Pacheco

Continuing Education Units: This training is approved for 2 CEUs by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)*
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)

*CASAT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6492. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CASAT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Nevada Institute for Children’s Research and Policy, a research center at UNLV’s School of Public Health. Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.