The Educator s Guide To Substance Abuse Prevention

Author: Sanford Weinstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113649667X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Educator's Guide to Substance Abuse Prevention is for educators and other school personnel who are concerned about student drug use and school violence. It will help them to appreciate and use their humanity, professional skills, educational ideals, and the school curriculum as tools for substance abuse prevention. Teachers' concerns are addressed in several ways. First, the text provides a guide through which they may resolve personal and professional concerns about the commitments, limits, and boundaries of their working relationships with students. Second, it describes tasks that teachers can perform and mental health issues they can address in creating classroom policies, procedures, and rules to promote healthful learning activity in the classroom. Third, the author summarizes and interprets research and theory about substance abuse as they apply specifically to educational prevention and to professional teaching practice--arguing that classroom management strategies, learning activities, and social interaction are a teacher's primary tools of prevention, and showing how teachers may use these tools in any curricular area and without direct reference to drugs. A highlight of this text is its emphasis on helping teachers to explore drug-related issues from within the context of their own curricular specialties and to integrate substance abuse prevention with the curriculum in many school subjects--including the arts, literature, social studies, history, government, science, and culture. Action-oriented prevention strategies based on these content areas are suggested. The Educator's Guide to Substance Abuse Prevention: *focuses primarily on teaching, learning, and prevention rather than on information about drugs; *helps teachers to better use what they already do, know, and are in order to respond competently, responsibly, and with sensitivity to the needs of their students; *attends to the needs of teachers who do prevention work and the needs of children who are the target of prevention efforts; *describes student disappointment and disillusionment with family, school, and community as sources of risk and the legitimate domain in which teachers may serve a curative role; *provides extensive coverage of historical, social, and cultural issues related to substance abuse and school violence; and *alerts teachers to the risk to children posed by extremist adult groups, prominent negative role models, popular culture, and peer pressure.

A Health Educator s Guide to Understanding Drugs of Abuse Testing

Author: Dr. Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1449633153
Format: PDF, Docs
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The drug free workplace initiative was started in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan when he issued an executive order to develop guidelines for drug abuse testing for Federal Government employees. Since then, most state, government, and private employers have adopted the policy of a drug free workplace. Today, pre-employment drug testing is almost mandatory and passing the drug test is a condition for hire. A Health Educator's Guide to Understanding Drug Abuse Testing describes in layman’s language the process of testing for drugs and provides coverage of what potential employees are being tested for, how the tests are performed, and what foods and drugs may affect the test results and may jeopardize a person's chance of being hired. Written by a practicing toxicologist, this text gives health educators a solid foundation in the process of drug testing and helps them understand how different methods of cheating drug tests are rendered ineffectual.

Substance Abuse Your Questions Answered

Author: Romeo Vitelli
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440860564
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides readers with a basic understanding of substance abuse, especially as it relates to teens and young adults, plus resources and guidance for overcoming it. • Makes the subject accessible to readers using a simple Q&A format • Provides case studies provide real-world examples of concepts discussed in the book • Helps readers to hone their research and critical thinking skills via a Guide to Health Literacy section • Dispels common myths and popular misconceptions and points readers toward accurate information • Offers an annotated directory of resources directs readers toward useful books, organizations, and websites and serves as a gateway to further study and research

The Educator s Guide to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Author: Mary Nelson
ISBN: 9780941816175
Format: PDF, ePub
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This collection of articles was created to give professionals and educators an informed overview of current issues in the field of child sexual abuse prevention. Articles are grouped under the headings of Introduction, Issues in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, and Guidelines for Prevention Education and include: (1) "Prevention Education in Perspective" (Carol A. Plummer); (2) "Thinking about Prevention: A Critical Look" (Sandra Butler); (3) "A History of the Touch Continuum" (An Interview with Cordelia Anderson); (4) "Myths, Fairy Tales and Films" (Florence Rush); (5) "The Child as Sex Object: Images of Children in the Media" (Jean Kilbourne); (6) "What Happens to Victims of Child Sexual Abuse?" (Lynn B. Daugherty); (7) "Legal Interventions and Reforms in Child Sexual Abuse Cases" (Josephine Bulkley); (8) "Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Keys to Program Success" (Carol A. Plummer); (9) "Training Teachers to Be Partners in Prevention" (Ann Downer); (10) "The Role of the Teacher in Preventing Child Sexual Abuse" (I. Lorraine Davis); (11) "Parents as Primary Prevention Educators" (Caren Adams and Jennifer Fay); (12) "Guidelines for Selecting Prevention Resources" (Jennifer Fay); (13) "Considering Children's Developmental Stages in Prevention Education" (Caren Adams); (14) "The Role of Theater in Prevention Education" (Don Yost and Elaine Schertz); (15) "Prevention in an Hispanic Community" (Geraldine A. Crisci and Maria Idali Torres); (16) "Prevention for Children with Disabilities" (Ellen J. Shaman); (17) "Evaluating Prevention Education Programs" (Jon Conte); (18) "New Myths about Child Sexual Abuse" (Mary Ellen Stone); and (19) "Implications for Theory, Research and Practice" (David Finkelhor). Also included is an alphabetical listing of descriptions of 19 prevention program concepts. An overview of reporting, what happens when a report is made, definitions, sexual abuse indicators, a bibliography, contributors, and a program index are appended. (NB)

The Educator s Guide to Mental Health Issues in the Classroom

Author: Frank M. Kline
Publisher: Brookes Pub
ISBN: 9781557666703
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With this reader-friendly guide, teachers will have the information they need to help create effective learning environments for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders.

The Educator s Guide to Medical Issues in the Classroom

Author: Frank M. Kline
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781557664853
Format: PDF, Docs
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Your students can have a wide range of medical issues--from asthma and ADHD to diabetes and depression. This easy-to-read reference gives you all the information you need on how your students' medical conditions and treatments directly affect their classroom behavior and learning ability. You'll get critical research--including the DSM-IV and IDEA 1997 guidelines--and strategies for creating successful learning environments, such as physically modifying your classrooms to accommodate special needs, communicating with medical professionals to share insight on your students' conditions, and collaborating with students' families. With its mini-drug reference and extensive lists of contacts and resources, you'll use this indispensable guide year after year!

Drug Prevention Curricula

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788123719
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Represents current thinking about drug prevention education. Shows what to look for when adopting or adapting ready-made curricula. Suggests important lessons that ought to be part of any prevention-education sequence, including those developed by schools and school systems for their use. Concerned educators, parents and citizens can use this guide to select or design, and implement, curricula that are educationally sound.

The educator s guide to emotional intelligence and academic achievement

Author: Maurice J. Elias
Publisher: Corwin Pr
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tap the power of emotional intelligence and watch school-wide achievement soar! "Bringing all this information together in one spot is quite a contribution. There isn't too much research or theory here, but lots of emphasis on 'What can I do on Monday?'" -David A. Squires, Associate Professor, Southern Connecticut State University "I highlighted at least two dozen specific ideas that I will implement in my classroom next year." -Steve Reifman, Teacher, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, CA "Relevant and meaningful for today's educators." -Beverly Eidmann, Principal, Arvada Middle School, CO "Useful, unique (not a crowded field at all!), practical, clearly written." -Robert DiGiulio, Professor of Education, Johnson State College This comprehensive guide to emotional intelligence (EI) is a state-of-the-art collection of proven best practices from the field's best and brightest minds. Edited by educational leaders Maurice Elias and Harriett Arnold, this guide creates a new gold standard for bringing social-emotional learning into every classroom, with chapters by Daniel Goleman, Rachel Kessler, Marty Sleeper and Margot Strom, Janet Patti, Eliot Rosenbloom, Pam Robbins, Mark Greenberg, Sheldon Berman, Susan Wooley, Rose Reissman, Carol Cummings, and many others. Key features cover: Theory and context for EI, including brain development, multiple intelligences, service and citizenship, school-to-work, and health Teacher preparation and professional development 17 best-practice programs in action, relevant to grades PreK-12 An Application/Reflection Guide for note-taking, follow-up, contacts, and ideas for immediate implementation This book is sure to be an essential resource for all teachers, counselors, and school administrators who want their school communities to educate healthier, more responsible, and more successful students.

Prevention Education

Author: William J. Derivan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780824037161
Format: PDF, Docs
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The writings of Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida pose a serious challenge to the old established, but now seriously compromised forms of thought. In this compelling book, Roy Boyne explains the very significant advances for which they have been responsible, their general importance for the human sciences, and the forms of hope that they offer for an age often characterized by scepticism, cynicism and reaction. The focus of the book is the dispute between Foucault and Derrida on the nature of reason, madness and 'otherness'. The range of issues covered includes the birth of the prison, problems of textual interpretation, the nature of the self and contemporary movements such as socialism, feminism and anti-racialism. Roy Boyne argues that whilst the two thinkers chose very different paths, they were in fact rather surprisingly to converge upon the common ground of power and ethics. Despite the evident honesty, importance and adventurousness of the work of Foucault and Derrida, many also find it difficult and opaque. Roy Boyne has performed a major service for students of their writings in this compelling and accessible book.