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ERIC Number: ED066852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Health Education on Drug Abuse and the Handicapped Child.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Eight major papers from an institute on health education on drug abuse and the handicapped child are presented, some of which are followed by question-and-answer sessions. The keynote address on medical aspects of drug abuse discusses primarily the various legal drugs (and their side effects) that are used by handicapped children, usually at the instigation of the teacher. It is recommended that drug use be monitored by a physician. The second brief paper on methods and materials on drug abuse notes that the key in educational programs is in staff involvement with children. A humanistic approach to drug education is then advocated in the third paper. Two short papers focus on drug education and the handicapped child, explaining that the drug culture is open to the handicapped child as well as to the normal child and that it is natural for life to have problems. The lengthy sixth paper examines legal aspects of drugs, explains the legal process followed when an adolescent is involved in drug possession or a drug-related crime, and suggests how teachers can help students involved in the legal system. Educational aspects and ways of effectively disseminating information to teachers and children are covered in the seventh paper. Then explained in the eighth paper is a computer based resource unit in health education. (CB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. for Handicapped Children.
Note: Proceedings of a Special Study Institute, November 3-5, 1971, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.