SCH SB523 - Addressing Substance Abuse in Schools

(Credits: 2)

Drawing from current theory and evidence-based research, this practice-oriented course will prepare students to conduct thoughtful and well-informed substance abuse assessments and interventions with students in schools, as well as address alcohol and drug-related consultations with parents and faculty members. Through lecture, role-play and experiential exercises students in the course will become familiar with a range of prevention- and intervention-focused initiatives for use in elementary, middle and high school settings. Both individual and group-based interventions will be considered as will the role of the family in the development (and treatment) of substance abuse concerns. Individual and community issues of diversity and cultural difference in relation to relevant diagnostic and intervention situations will be discussed and explored.