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Today’s schools are uniquely positioned to provide programs and services that promote student health and optimal wellness while removing barriers to active learning. The purpose of this continuing education course, developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is to provide school personnel with key information regarding student assistance services. This includes how to connect to existing school, substance use, and mental health initiatives, key components of effective programming, considerations for implementation, and planning for success. In addition, strategies to begin and/or improve student assistance services and provide guidance on more comprehensive resources are presented.
1. Identify the benefits, functions, and components of student assistance services and describe how they operate in schools.
2. Address how student assistance services can be integrated with school climate and violence prevention efforts.
3. Compare various student assistant service delivery models and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
4. Outline the elements of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention to guide the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities.
5. Describe the key features of risk and protective factors that are important to remember when designing and evaluating student assistance services.
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