5th Conference on prevention and care for teenagers at risk

Teenagers, drugs and new technologies: what hooks us?

Cosmocaixa Barcelona Auditorium, October 17th, 2018

Attendees to the Conference

Public administrations

Generalitat de Catalunya: departments of Education, Work, Social Affairs and Families (DGAIA, ICAA…), Health, Justice…;Government of Andorra: departments of Social Affairs, Health…; Parliament of Catalonia; Síndic de Greuges de Catalunya; County Councils of  Alt Camp, Alt Urgell, Baix Llobregat, Berguedà, Vallès Oriental; Town Halls of Barcelona, Corbera de Llobregat, Granollers, Matadepera, la Palma de Cervelló, el Prat de Llobregat, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Sant Vicenç dels Horts, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Tarragona, Valls…; Guàrdia Urbana de Reus; Diocese of Solsona…

Entities, school centres and universities

Schools: Betània-Patmos, Canigó, Ceir-Arco, Charles Darwin, Dino, Garbí Pere Vergés, Ipsi, Jesús Maria, Jesuïtes Sarrià, Josep Sol i Rodríguez, Lexia, Liceu Francès de Barcelona, Pineda, escoles Pies (Balmes, Nostra Senyora, Sarrià), Pineda, Palmeres, Sadako, Salesians Sarrià, Tecnos; IES Vilumara…; Universities of Barcelona, Autònoma de Barcelona, Blanquerna-Ramon Llull, Internacional de Catalunya, Isabel I, Rovira i Virgili, UNED, UOC…

Care services

Various CSMIJ and CSS at Barcelona and region (Calella, Horta-Guinardó, Les Corts, Manresa, Mataró, Sants, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Montcada i Sant Andreu…); hospitals (Sant Joan de Déu, Clínic, Parc Sanitari Pere Virgili de Barcelona, Nostra Senyora de Meritxell d’Andorra; Althaia Xarxa Assistencial de Manresa, Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí de Sabadell, Day hospitals for teenagers (Granollers, Nou Barris, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi), Avantpsi Atenció psicològica, Instituto Desconect@, Glifing, Psicólogo especialista Barcelona, Serveis Atenció Terapèutica, Sesmilo-Schilman…

Biopsicosocial care centres

Programa Recurra-GINSO (Madrid), ITA, CITA, Amalgama7 (Barcelona)

Third Social Sector entities

Acfames, Ad’ Iniciatives socials, Afammca, Afatrac, Aldeas Infantiles SOS, Ampans, Anne Fundació, Asociación Experientia, Asociación Proyecto Don Quijote, Associació CEPS, Associació Cria Família i Adopció, Càritas Diocesana de Barcelona, EDUVIC, Federació d’Entitats amb Projectes i Pisos Assistits (FEPA), Fundació Adana, Fundació Adsis, Fundació Apip-Acam, Fundació Catalana de l’Esplai, Fundació Eulàlia Torras de Beà, Fundació Fàtima, Fundació Galatea, Fundació Ires, Fundació Mercè Fontanilles, Fundació Orienta, Fundació Pere Tarrés, Pes Cruïlla, Fundació Obicex, Fundació Salut i Comunitat, Fundació Vidal i Barraquer, Institució Balmes, Intress, Jesuïtes Educació, TDAH Badalona, TDAH Vallès, GINSO…


Fundació Bancària “La Caixa”, Fundació Barça, Fundación Miguel Torres, Fundació Althaia, Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona, Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya, Col·legi Oficial de Psicologia de Catalunya, Il·lustre Col·legi de l’Advocacia de Barcelona, Col·legi d’Educadores i Educadors Socials de Catalunya, Col·legi Oficial de Treball Social de Catalunya Càritas Diocesana de Barcelona, Ampans, Clúster de Salut Mental de Catalunya, Nestlé Health Science, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Lundbeck

Justification of the Day

In recent years there has been a marked increase in the child-adolescent population of behavioral addictions and the polydrug use of psychoactive substances. Some epidemiological studies inform us that progressively these two risk factors occur at increasingly premature ages. Does this emergent situation generate a new pathology? Conflicts in the family, school, out of school, social… teenagers and young consumers at risk, increase?


The participants of this day, at the proposal of the speakers of the various round tables, we will address among others the following issues:

  • Problematic drug use and behavioral addictions in the child-adolescent population are the cause or consequence of a psychopathological disorder?
  • The neurobiological bases of behavioral addictions, are they the same that intervene in addictions to psychoactive substances?
  • Behavioral addictions and problematic drug consumption in the child and adolescent population, are they here to stay?
  • Do problematic drug use and behavioral addictions in the child and adolescent population affect schools?
  • What is the use that educational centers make of new technologies?
  • Is there a shared regulation of the use of new technologies by adolescent and young students?
  • Do new technologies increase success or failure or do they not affect school performance?
  • What are the elements or strategies used by technology companies to “build loyalty” to a video game or a social network?
  • What impact has the use of transgenic techniques had on the design and genesis of new marijuana strains?
  • Synaptic cannabinoids and the Internet: an explosive and rising binomial.
  • Primary care in teenagers and young consumers of alcohol abuse, other drugs and new technologies: challenges in training, prevention and assistance.
  • What training would be necessary for the professionals of the children’s and adolescent’s clinic in the behaviors of problematic use of drugs and in the behavioral addictions of adolescents and young people?
  • New drugs, new cultural patterns and new forms of use: does biopsychosocial care advance with the demands of the market?
  • What preventive strategies are available to the school and the family in the problematic behaviors of polydrug use and new technologies by teenagers and young people
  • Adolescents and young people with behaviors of problematic use of drugs and new technologies: what hooks us? A debate between protagonists and their families…


The style of the days organized by Amalgama7 is not that the speakers of each table make a prior presentation, but that an interdisciplinary debate is established from the first minute of the table, in the first hour, exclusively by the speakers and, later, with the participation of the experts and those attending the Conference.


8.15 h:        Recepción y entrega de documentación

9 h:            Initial table:

Teenagers, drugs and new technologies: what hooks us?

  • What do affected adolescents and young people and their families say?

9.30 h:        Inaugural table

  • Josep Bargalló Valls, Minister of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Georgina Oliva Peña, Director General of the DGAIA, Department of Labor, Social Affairs and Families, Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Joan Colom Farran, Deputy Director General of Drug Addiction, Department of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Pere Bonet Dalmau, President of the Mental Health Cluster of Catalonia
  • Rosa Pujol Garcia, Responsible for Social Action of Caixabank in the Barcelona Territorial Area.
  • Jordi Labòria Martorell, President of the Portal Private Foundation, support for boys and girls with dual disorders and their families.

Presenta: Montserrat Magrané Delfin, General Manager of Amalgama7, therapeutic and educative care for teenagers, young people and their families.

10.30 h:      Round table 1

Teenagers, drugs and new technologies: state of the art

  • Susana Méndez Gago, Director of the Chair of Social Development of the Camilo José Cela University.
  • Jordi Royo Isach, clinical manager of Amalgama7, Vice President of the Portal Private Foundation, co-founder of the Spanish Society for the Study of Chlind to Parent Violence (Sevifip).
  • Ramon Martí Montraveta, Director of the medical-psychiatric area of ??Amalgama7.

Chair and moderator: Vinyet Mirabent Junyent, assistant director of the Psychological Medical Center of the Vidal i Barraquer Foundation.

12 h:           Pause

12.30 h:     Round table 2

The implantation of new technologies in the school: Why? How? Are there shared evaluation criteria?

  • Jordi Vivancos Martí, Head of the Area of ??Technologies for Learning and Knowledge, Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • Miquel Amor Aguilera, Director of Innovation of Jesuïtes Educació.
  • Cristina Pujol Ozona, Professor of the Department of Journalism, Faculty of Communication Sciences of the UAB.
  • Montse Roca Lopez, Teacher of the Master in Education and ICT, UOC.
  • Marc Guilló Vilà, Academic director of Amalgama7.

Chair and moderator : Neus Munté Fernàndez, Former Minister of Welfare and Family, former Minister of the Presidency of the Generalitat of Catalonia and candidate for the Mayor of Barcelona.

14.30 h:      Lunch (organized in the same premises of Cosmocaixa)

15.30 h:     Round table 3

Companies, health research and technological applications: where is the future going?

  • Josep M. Ganyet Cirera, digital ethnographer, founder and director of Mortensen and professor of audiovisual communication at UPF.
  • Josep M. Fàbregas Pedrell, Director of the Center for Research and Treatment in Addictions (CITA) and founder of the platform of online therapies Cita.iO.
  • Montserrat Martínez Garcia, Researcher of the PSiNET group (Psychology, Health and Network) of the UOC.
  • Xavier Salla Garcia, Associate professor of the Department of Journalism and Communication of the UAB, director of the Obicex Foundation.
  • Daniel Roca Sánchez, Institutional Relations of Otsuka Pharmaceutical.

Chair and moderator: Montserrat Cervera Macià, Responsible for Innovation and new projects of Ampans.

17 h:          Round table 4

The infant and juvenile clinical attention in behavioral addictions: Another care network?

  • Toni Calvo López, Director of the Social Protection Program, Official College of Physicians of Barcelona, ??Director of the Galatea Foundation.
  • Dominica Díez Marcet, Head of the Pathological Game Unit of the Althaia Foundation.
  • Sara Soria Pastor, Coordinator of the Pathological Game Unit and other addictive behaviors of Mataró Hospital, Maresme Health Consortium.
  • Eva Esteban Giner, Responsible for the Addiction Unit of the University Hospital Institute Pere Mata.
  • Mònica Gómez Peña, Clinical psychologist of the Pathological Game Unit of the University Hospital of Bellvitge.
  • Marc Masip Montaner, Director of the Institute of Psychology Desconect@.
  • José Luis Sancho Acero, Director of Program Recurra-GINSO.
  • Cristina Baliarda Hernández, Clinical manager of the Therapeutic and educative School CTE Can Ros, Amalgama7.

Chair and moderator: Teresa Ribalta Torrades, Deputy Director of the Orienta Foundation.

19 h:          Round table 5

Teenagers and young people affected: what hooks us? How do families see it?

  • Testimonials and assessment by affected teenagers and young people and their families.

Chair and moderator: Anna Velilla Calvo, Director of family care of Amalgama7.

20 h:           Closing of the Conference


Row of invited experts
Participating representatives of different professional colleges, universities and multidisciplinary technicians from both the Administration and other entities.

Jornada 5