Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101091
About the Course:
The National Institute on Drug Abuse focuses on risks for drug abuse and other problem behaviors that occur throughout a child’s development. Prevention interventions designed and tested to address risks can help children at every step along their developmental path. Research funded by NIDA and other organizations shows that early intervention can prevent many adolescent risk behaviors. This course covers Chapter 1 of this research-based guide. Adobe pages covered are 6-10.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders: Risk Factors and Protective Factors created by Elizabeth B. Robertson, Ph.D., et al.
Journal/Publisher:National Institute on Drug Abuse
Publication Date:October, 2003
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about preventing drug use among children and adolescents. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Identify common risk and protective factors that influence children and adolescents to use or avoid drugs and alcohol.
- Describe early signs of risk that may predict later drug abuse.
- Explain how and when drug abuse starts and progresses.
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