Substance Use and Abuse: Supporting Students in Making Healthy Choices

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Substance Use and Abuse: Supporting Students in Making Healthy Choices

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Course description: With the exception of marijuana, use of illicit drugs has declined consistently over the last twenty years for middle and high school students, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But how can we as educators continue to ensure that number continues to decline? How can we help our students who are using drugs stop using? How do these drugs effect students’ ability to perform at school? This course will help answer these questions and more by examining the current drug use statistics among youth as well as delving deeper into how specific substances effect adolescent brains. The course will also explore how current and past institutional intervention programs have succeeded and how some need to be improved upon.

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Upcoming sections:
May 13, 2018 - June 2, 2018
June 10, 2018 - June 30, 2018
July 1, 2018 - July 21, 2018
July 22, 2018 - August 11, 2018
August 12, 2018 - September 1, 2018
September 9, 2018 - September 29, 2018
October 21, 2018 - November 10, 2018
December 2, 2018 - December 22, 2018
January 13, 2019 - February 2, 2019
February 24, 2019 - March 16, 2019
April 7, 2019 - April 27, 2019

Course Fees (May Basket of Deals: $35/$40 License Renewal and $120/$125 Grad Credit now - April 30th!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $35
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $40
Para credit - $35
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $120
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $125
Audit - $35

If you have any questions or would like to pay with a check, please contact academy@iowasafeschools.org or call 515.381.0588.

Graduate Credit Policy
Participants are limited to 12 graduate credits per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer) from Drake University.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All course cancellations or requests to change credit type must be received in writing or electronically at least fourteen days prior to the class start date. All refunds requested before this deadline will be subject to a $40 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after this deadline, however, we can move you to a future session of the same course if possible. Iowa Safe Schools and ISEA reserve the right to cancel any course in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be issued. Cancelled courses may be rescheduled at a later date.

Transcripts
Please allow up to two to three weeks for transcripts to be processed following a course end date. License renewal and paraeducator credit transcripts are available at https://www.iseatranscripts.org following a course's completion. This transcript will represent all classes taken through ISEA over the past several years. Drake Graduate transcripts may take longer to receive and will be sent directly to the individual.

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