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NCJ Number: 219410 Find in a Library
Title: Florida's Challenge: A Guide to Educating Substance-Exposed Children
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Education
Division of Public Schools and Community Education
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Education
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee
Sale Source: Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Informational Packet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training package provides educators with the information necessary to better understand the educating of substance-exposed children from prenatal care, home/community environment, and school/classroom environment to specific behaviors and interventions.
Abstract: The issue of substance-exposed children is a global problem impacting all systems of society. The challenge of meeting the needs of substance-exposed children is here in many daycare, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school classrooms. The intent of the training program is to assist educators in working with these special students. Both the training video and the participant workbook are intended to be used in conjunction with each other in a comprehensive 1- to 2-day training workshop. They both address four major topics: medical aspects, the home and community environment, the school and classroom environment, and behaviors and interventions. Within the section of behaviors and interventions, language development, cognitive development, and social/emotional development are addressed. Today, teachers no longer play the role of an educator only but play the roles of social worker and problem-solver. Their role has become multidimensional with the increase in high-risk students, such as substance abuse exposed. This training package provides educators with comprehensive information and tools to assist them in establishing a responsive and nurturing classroom environment in order to build self-esteem and create a safe environment for these high-risk children.
Main Term(s): Children of drug abusers
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Crack babies; Educators; Self instructional materials; Students; Teaching/training techniques
Note: Package includes both videotape 45 minutes in length, and participant's workbook.
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