Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: DAAC-2306- Section: 71
Substance Abuse Prevention I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Linda White
Phone(409) 984-6307
Location:Education Annex - Room: 113
Hours:Office Hours: By appointment or email
Allied Health
Chair:Shirley MacNeill
Phone:(409) 984-6365
Course Information
Description Examination of substance use disorder prevention.
Prerequisites None
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.

Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes 1.    Identify various roles of a professional counselor and scope of practice in field of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders treatment.
2.    Demonstrate multi-cultural competency and development of professional ethics
3.    Demonstrate ability to conduct professional screening, assessment, treatment planning, prevention and education, case coordination services, and documentation of those services.
4.    Identify and demonstrate knowledge of crisis management and the basics of counseling principles, theories and skills.
5.    Demonstrate knowledge of the various models and theories of behavioral addictions and substance use disorders and other problems related to addiction.
Textbooks Textbook: Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. Julie Hogan, Kristen Reed Gabrielsen, Nora Luna and Denise Grothaus.
ISBN: 978-0415784719
Lecture Topics
1    January 22    Orientation    General Orientation
Intro to course/blackboard/syllabus
and Overview     BB #1
2    January 29    Lesson 1    Chapter 1
Intro and Overview     BB #2
3    February 5    Lesson 2    Chapter 2
Prevention research    BB #3
4    February 12    Lesson 3    Chapter 3
Prevention program planning    BB#4
5    February 19    Lesson 4    Chapter 4
Facts about drugs
    QUIZ #1
6    February 26    Lesson 5    Chapter 5
Cultural context and ethics
7    March 5    Lesson 6    Chapter 6
Human Development theory
8    March 12    
9    March 19    Lesson 7    Chapter 7
The Media and Prevention     QUIZ #2
10    March 26    Lesson 8    Chapter 8
The Logic Model and Evaluation     BB#7
11    April 2    Lesson 9    Chapter 9
Communication Strategies    BB#8
12    April 9    Self-Study    Prevention plan/Media Advertisement    Research/Draft for Prevention Plan Project
13    April 16    Lesson 9
continued     Common pitfalls - How not to speak in a variety of settings    Assignment
14    April 23    Lesson 10    Community Readiness Survey    
15    April 30    Lesson 11        PROJECT DUE
16    May 2        Review of Project
May 9 Last day of class     

Major Assignments

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
Participation/Attendance:     50
Final Project             100    
Total Possible          1000 points

Final Exam Date May 2, 2019 - 2:30 PM   Through  May 9, 2019 - 2:30 PM
Grading Scale Grade Distribution
A 900-1000
B 899-800
C 799-700
D 699-600
F 599-500

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
Participation/Attendance:     50
Final Project             100    
Total Possible          1000 points

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Academic Freedom: Each student is expected to participate in classroom discussion boards. In any discussion there are bound to be many differing viewpoints. These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn. On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor. It is expected and faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in online classroom discussions just as if these were in a classroom. Postings that contain language or content inappropriate for the classroom environment will be removed by the instructor and the student will not be given credit for that posting. Disciplinary proceedings may be initiated. This same policy applies to email exchanges among students related to the course.

Attendance Policy Attendance Policy
* * Assignments on black board are counted as attendance in class.

Research has shown a strong positive relationship between attendance, participation and college success. I strongly suggest regular participation in this course.
2. It is the studentís responsibility to notify the instructor prior to any absence.
3. Excused absences include hospitalization of you or an immediate family member, participation in a college event, or a religious holy day. Prior notification to me for pending absences due to college events or religious holy days is required. Documentation of hospitalization is required.

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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other It is expected that this class will contain information that at times will be of a personal nature to many students. It is also expected that all students will maintain the dignity and respect of any personal stories shared within the group. I will be available to any student who wishes to discuss private matters regarding material in class/ If you feel you need professional counseling services, the College has a counseling

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