ERIC Number: ED387763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Tools for Prevention: Building Healthy Youths. A Training Program for: School Counselors, School Nurses, School Psychologists. Participant Manual.
Kohler, Maxie P.; Collins, Charles B., Jr.
This training program participants' manual is designed to assist K-12 school counselors, nurses, and psychologists in offering aid to youths at risk for substance abuse. The training objectives for participants in the workshop are to be able to demonstrate: (1) competence in knowledge of basic substance abuse information to include age-appropriate signs and symptoms of substance abuse in students; (2) competency at recognizing age-appropriate risk/resiliency factors of students; (3) knowledge of pharmacological effects of substances on students' physical, cognitive, and social/emotional well-being; (4) skill at developing basic prevention activities/programs including but not limited to Student Assistance Programs (SAP); and (5) skill for appropriate counseling and referral techniques for youths at risk of substance abuse. Chapters are: (1) Introductions; (2) Connections between Substance Use and Academics; (3) Signs and Symptoms of Substance Use; (4) Psychopharmacology; (5) Professional Communication Skills; (6) Legal and Ethical Issues; (7) Risk, Resiliency and Protective Factors; (8) Children of Substance Using Parents; (9) Best Practices in Prevention; and (10) Resource Directory (not included). (JBJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Communication Skills, Counselor Training, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Services, Intervention, Prevention, Psychologists, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Nurses, School Psychologists, Self Destructive Behavior, Skill Development, Substance Abuse, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Teaching Guides, Training, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington, DC. School Improvement Programs.
Authoring Institution: N/A