Please respond to these discussions.
1. Melissa Hopkins posted Mar 10, 2019 6:59 AM Lesson 5
The best solution is to reach young people with effective, fact-based drug education—before they start experimenting with drugs. Children, teenagers, and young adults who know the facts about drugs are much less likely to start using them. Evidence-based prevention programs should include individuals, schools, families, and communities. Depending on the child’s age, the plan would provide training on effective parenting skills to help reduce risk factors for drug abuse, and improve the parent-child communication and relationship. Media campaigns, policy changes, new regulations, and restrictions are ways the community can help. The prevention should be modified with the specific nature of the drug abuse problem. Education and information is the key!
2. Brittanie Lea posted Feb 18, 2019 11:16 AM Lesson 5
If I was developing a prevention plan for someone, knowing their current and past situations of turmoil is a critical piece of information. Secondary would be their family history to see if there are risk factors that could affect the client. If there are risk factors break down the information/ resources that could be beneficial to them for the particular risks. In the prevention plan I would make sure to include all this information along with short term goals. Long term goals are good, but they can become over whelming to look at and can lend to discouragement research has shown that it is better to break the long-term goals into multiple short-term goals that are more compensating to reach. of coarse you would make sure to have all their personal information on the prevention plan like name, residence and contact information. I think documenting any resources that were set up or provided to the client should be on the prevention plan. Also, a list of future scheduled visits / or meetings that should be attended. The better the prevention plan is laid out with as much information and documentation as possible will help create a better chance for a positive outcome and will keep things informative with organization.
3. Melissa Hopkins posted Mar 10, 2019 7:41 AM Lesson 6
I would write a letter to the parents expressing the importance being good role models for their children. I would give tips on how to help their children make better choices. I would tell the parents to set a positive example and get involved in their children’s lives. I would tell them to get involved in their children’s lives, know their friends, and know what they are doing. Creating clear, consistent expectations and enforcing them, talking early and often about drugs, and discussing the consequences of drug use, are all ways parents can help their children make good choices. Parents should encourage open communication with their children. The parent needs to lead by example! Teaching your child to have self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-confidence is essential to children becoming successful adults and making better choices and decisions.
4. Noweta Sanchez posted Mar 4, 2019 3:23 PM Lesson 6
Since many parents are ill-informed about the nature of substance abuse and how it impacts their children and many parents believe that alcohol/drug abuse is a national problem, but may be unaware their own children are at risk; may be unaware their own children are exposed to drugs/alcohol at an early age; may have little information about drugs and their effects; may find it difficult to talk to their children about drugs; may think their children don’t have the money for drugs; may accept limited drug use among adults; usually abstain from drug or excessive alcohol use; and believe parents should take the lead in preventing drug use by their own children, if I were writing a letter to send home to parents of children at risk, in my letter I would include that parents play the most vital role in whether or not their children abuse drugs or alcohol and I would inform them about the nature of substance abuse and how it impacts their children