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Substance Abuse Among School-Aged Children

Course #: 06-606

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CE Credit Hours: 5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

As young people move toward individuation and independence, they are often particularly vulnerable to the experimentation and risk-taking that accompanies substance use.  This brief, intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, provides a broad overview of the nature and scope of substance use/abuse, as well as information on identifying and guiding students who are struggling with substance misuse. In addition, methods to prevent and treat abuse are presented, along with informative and supportive resources.

CE Course Objectives

1. Summarize data related to substance use/abuse among school-aged children as well as causes and correlates.

2. Discuss guides and tools used to identify, assess, and assist students with substance misuse issues.

3. Review frequently asked questions about the use of random drug testing in school settings.

4. Provide an overview of risk and protective factors, prevention principles, and various drug prevention and intervention programs.

5. Differentiate between young people and adults in the areas of substance use patterns, prevalence, effects, prevention, treatment, and outcomes.

6. Outline the principles of adolescent substance use disorder treatment, along with considerations for working with unique populations.



Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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