Resources on Youth Substance Use, and How Educators Can Help
An extended break is one of the many perks offered in a school environment – for both the staff and the student body. However, lengthy school breaks — such as those during the holidays, spring break, and summer — are oftentimes when students are more likely to experiment with drugs or alcohol. So what can educators do to help?
There are many free resources available for educators, parents, and communities to educate and raise awareness around the issue of youth substance use and abuse:
- 10 Prevention Tips for Youth (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence I NCADD)
- Facts About Youth Alcohol and Drug Use (NCADD)
- Tips for Youth Who Are Concerned About Someone (NCADD)
- What to Do If Your Child is Drinking or Using Drugs e-book (Partnership for Drug-Free Kids | PDFK)
- How to Find Treatment for Your Child with Addiction e-book (PDFK)
- Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery Guides & Resource Papers (PDFK)
- Recovery success stories: Voices for Recovery (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration I SAMHSA) and Stories of Hope (PDFK)
If your district is interested in adding substance abuse prevention or mental health awareness to your annual training catalog, WORKS has the “Student Safety, Wellness .& Social Responsibility” and the “Student Behavior, Intervention & Support” course catalogs. Email us to learn more.