Substance Abuse Among School-Aged Children

$20.00 [5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-603

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Course Description

As young people move toward individuation and independence, they are often particularly vulnerable to the experimentation and risk-taking that accompanies substance use.  This brief, intermediate, continuing education course, developed using information from the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, provides a broad overview of the nature and scope of substance use/abuse, as well as information on identifying and guiding students who are struggling with substance misuse. In addition, methods to prevent and treat abuse are presented, along with informative and supportive resources.

Course Objectives

1. Summarize data related to substance use/abuse among school-aged children as well as causes and correlates.

2. Discuss guides and tools used to identify, assess, and assist students with substance misuse issues.

3. Review frequently asked questions about the use of random drug testing in school settings.

4. Provide an overview of risk and protective factors, prevention principles, and various drug prevention and intervention programs.

5. Differentiate between young people and adults in the areas of substance use patterns, prevalence, effects, prevention, treatment, and outcomes.

6. Outline the principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment, along with considerations for working with unique populations.

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