Umatter: Preventing Substance Misuse in the School Community

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Education (K-12) Two Hour Online Short Course – $60

It is widely recognized that problems related to drug use, misuse, and abuse pervade our society at all levels.  While use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) can have a profound effect on many important aspects of an individual’s life, including mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual health and success in school and/or work, very few people have had any direct education about factors related to drug use. Education at the school and community level is critical to reducing problems that arise from ATOD use.  This self-directed two-hour online course, Preventing Substance Abuse in the School Community, consists of a brief introductory module, and the following four modules:

  1. Module 1 – The Risk Factor Framework
  2. Module 2 – Pharmacology
  3. Module 3 – Addiction and Recovery
  4. Module 4 – Substance Use in the School

Some of the topics included in this training include:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs about Drugs & Alcohol
  • Trends and Social Norms
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Pharmacology
  • The Teenage Brain
  • Addiction
  • Family Systems
  • Recognizing Signs and Symptoms
  • Review of Local Data
  • What School Professionals Can Do

 Bulk registration available.  Contact info@healthandlearning.org to find out how to access this course in your organization.

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