DAAC-2306-71 - Substance Abuse Prevention I
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2018 Course Syllabus
DAAC-2306-71 - Substance Abuse Prevention I
|Instructor||White, Linda Bottley|
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|Course Description||This course will focus on aspects of substance abuse prevention from a public health model. Topics include the history of prevention, risk and protective factors among youth, community-based prevention strategies, an overview of program design and evaluation, and resources for prevention planning.
Textbook: Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. Julie Hogan, Kristen Reed Gabrielsen, Nora Luna and Denise Grothaus.
* * Assignments on black board are counted as attendance in class.
|Course Grading Scale||
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading will be based on following points:
8 Blackboard Discussions 50 (each)
2 quizzes 100 (each)
Common pitfalls assignment 50
Community Readiness Survey 100
Draft of Project 100
Final Project 100
|Final Exam Date||April 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM Through May 2, 2018 - 3:00 PM|
Week 5 - quiz #1
Week 9 - quiz #2
Week 12- draft of project
Week 14- community readiness survey
Week 15- final project
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
January 22 Orientation General Orientation
Intro to course/blackboard/syllabus
January 29 Lesson 1 Chapter 1
Intro and Overview
February 5 Lesson 2 Chapter 2
February 12 Lesson 3 Chapter 3
Prevention program planning
February 19 Lesson 4 Chapter 4
Facts about drugs
February 26 Lesson 5 Chapter 5
Cultural context and ethics
March 5 Lesson 6 Chapter 6
Human Development theory
March 19 Lesson 7 Chapter 7
The Media and Prevention
March 26 Lesson 8 Chapter 8
The Logic Model and Evaluation
April 2 Lesson 9 Chapter 9
April 9 Self Study Prevention plan/Media Advertisement
April 16 Lesson 9
continued Common pitfalls - How not to speak in a variety of settings
April 23 Lesson 10 Community Readiness Survey
April 30 Lesson 11
May 2 Last day of class
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Course Goals and Objectives:
â€¢ Familiarity with prevention research.
â€¢ Facts about Drugs and Prevention Terminology
â€¢ Familiarity with prevention program planning and community prevention development.
â€¢ Cultural Competency and Prevention Ethics
â€¢ Human Growth and Development and the relationship with prevention.
Media influence in regard to prevention
To provide skills and information about evidence based principles in the cycle of theoretical development that occurs in all disciplines in the field of substance abuse prevention ,to assist in maintaining healthy communities nationwide.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
The student will be able to understand the theories that support the prevention field. The student will become familiar with the areas of prevention and how they might interact with and work in the field. Prevention evaluation and research will be taught with hands on approach that allows the student the opportunity to see how this might work in their own community.
1. Identify historical and current societal influences in substance abuse prevention.
2. Identify risk and protective factors for substance abuse within a cultural context.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of community-based prevention strategies.
4. Identify elements of good prevention program design.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of program evaluation.
6. Be knowledgeable of prevention programs and resources both locally and on a national scale.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
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including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
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This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|