Drug Abuse, Mental Illness And Co-Occurring Disorders Video

Drug Abuse, Mental Illness And Co-Occurring Disorders Video

Drug Use and Mental Health; Target Audience Statement: Primary target audiences for this program will include law enforcement officials, drug prevention specialists, Drug-Free Communities Act grantees, administrators, school drug counselors, treatment providers, drug court members, policy makers, business leaders, coalition volunteers, drug demand reduction coordinators, criminal justice professionals, members of the religious community and other community partners who may be interested. This program is also suitable for Public Access television distribution. Program Summary And Objectives: “Millions of American today receive health care for mental or substance-use problems and illnesses. These conditions are the leading cause of combined disability and death of women and the second highest of men.” “Improving the Quality of health Care for Mental and Substance-Use Conditions,” Institute of Medicine Report, November 1, 2005; Studies are showing an alarming trend, incidents of mental illness related to drug use are on the rise. It’s unclear what came first, did a predisposition to mental illness lead to drug use, or is it the other way around? No matter what, co-occurring disorders are a problem. Especially in the wake of this year’s hurricanes and other disasters, mental health and substance abuse professionals need to be poised to provide additional care for those suffering serious mental trauma and who may turn to alcohol and drugs as a result. During this hour-long
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www.freespirit.com Myles Cooley, Ph.D., author of “Teaching Kids with Mental Health & Learning Disorders in the Regular Classroom,” explains why he wrote this book, how regular classroom teachers can put it to use in their classrooms right away, and why, three years later, it’s as needed as ever. The heart of the book deals with mental health conditions and learning disorders that are likely to be present in today’s classrooms, including ADHD, OCD, NVLD, GAD, PTSD, communication disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, eating disorders, learning disabilities, autism, social phobias and more. Each disorder or condition is described in jargon-free terms with the specific behaviors and symptoms to look for. Then user-friendly classroom strategies and interventions are given, along with suggested professional treatment that may be needed. In addition, the book discusses the role of the school in addressing mental health and learning disorders, helps you plan for assessing students’ needs, and outlines effective classroom policies and procedures. Educators will find helpful tips for teaching strategies that meet diverse student needs, build important social and emotional skills, and establish a safe and caring classroom. Available from Free Spirit Publishing
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