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:
November 11, 2018 - December 1, 2018
December 16, 2018 - January 5, 2019
January 13, 2019 - February 2, 2019
February 17, 2019 – March 9, 2019
March 17, 2019 - April 6, 2019
April 21, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Course Fees (There’s No Sale Like a SNOW Sale!: $47.50/$52.50 License Renewal, $147.50/$152.50 Grad Credit now through 12/10!):

License Renewal (ISEA member) - $47.50
License Renewal (non-ISEA) - $52.50
Para credit - $47.50
Graduate Credit (ISEA member) - $147.50
Graduate Credit (non-ISEA) - $152.50
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 per course cancelled. 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.

Sale Policy
Sales are honored only during the dates the sale is active at the time of your registration. We do not honor current sales for previously registered or completed courses.

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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