Professional Development Course for School Administrators
In this convenient CEU-approved online course, you’ll get detailed strategies and practices for keeping unauthorized prescription drugs out of your school, and out of your students’ hands.
You’ll have a blueprint for creating a comprehensive diversion-prevention program (CDPP) tailored for your school, your student community, all based on best practices from the latest research and real-world experience. The Professional Development Course takes approximately two hours to complete. You will receive 0.2 continuing education units (CEUs).
Module 1: Recognizing the problem of prescription drug diversion and abuse at your school
- Define prescription drug diversion and abuse.
- Identify the warning signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse.
- Identify frequently diverted and a bused prescription drugs.
- Explain societal factors contributing to prescription drug abuse rates.
- Explain concerns about prescription drug abuse in schools.
Module 2: Formulating a CDPP for your school
- Define the elements of a CDPP
- Understand how existing policies in your school may be used as the basis for a CDPP.
- Analyzing and understanding existing disciplinary policies.
- Analyze your school’s policies in a comparison to established best practices.
- Integrate existing policies into a CDPP framework and modify and finalize the CDPP.
Module 3: Preparing to implement the CDPP in your school
- Prioritize key CDPP elements.
- Set clear goals for implementation of key CDPP elements.
- Strategize implementation of your key CDPP elements.
- Assemble committees to contribute to CDPP implementation.
- Develop specific implementation plans for your key CDPP elements.
- Create and set tasks and timelines for your CDPP implementation.
Module 4: Engaging CDPP stakeholders
- Understand why engagement is a key part of the implementation process.
- Engage key target populations for CDPP implementation.
- Provide ongoing communication about CDPP implementation.
Module 5: Implementing and assessing a CDPP in your school
- Develop an implementation plan with assessment woven in by selecting what data you will collect and when to collect it. 10
- Collect data to assess your CDPP (Time1, Time2, or both).
- Implement your CDPP.
- Modify your CDPP, if necessary, based on your findings.
- Maintain your CDPP.