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Drugs and Alcohol- What Every Teacher Needs to Know
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits / 45 hours Instructor: Michelle Rosenoff October 1-30,April 1-29,August 1-30
University of the Pacific
This course is designed to help educators identify those students who may be at risk for certain harmful behaviors. Topics discussed include discussions on drugs – the blatant abuse of prescription drugs, OTC drugs and illegal drugs. The harmful effects on the body physically, socially and emotionally will be evaluated. The problems of using alcohol and the effects it has on the young person’s body. The New York state drinking and driving laws will be evaluated and discussed. The material covered is suitable for educators of all age levels K-12, ELA, Social Studies, Math, Science, LOTE, ESL, Special Education, the Arts, Physical Education, Guidance Counselors and Social Workers. Once warning signs are discussed several preventative and intervention strategies will be detailed as well.