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COUN 8160  ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG PREVENTION/EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS & COMMUNITIES (3 credits)

This course will focus on a team approach to address alcohol and other drug education, prevention, referral techniques and counseling strategies through the cooperation of school staff and community representatives who work with children from pre-school through 12th grade. Topics will include etiology of alcohol and other drug problems, current factual information concerning alcohol and other drugs, strategies for instruction, gaining parental and community support, developing youth leadership for prevention, intervention techniques for school youth, multicultural factors in prevention education, alternatives to drug use, referral and support resources, and the development of mini-networks for dissemination of information within the school and community. (Cross-listed with HED 8160).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate. Not open to non-degree graduate students.