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ECD 221 - Intro to Family Substance Use Disorder for Teachers, Experimental

Credits: 1
1 Lecture Hours

One in four children in the U.S. are living with family substance use disorder, also known as alcoholism and addiction. This class examines current scientific information about the family disease and its impact on children. It also explores ways that teachers can use brain-based strategies to develop resilience and social emotional competence in these children in the context of standards-based and developmentally appropriate classroom practices that meet the needs of all children.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify key findings of current research on the disease of substance use disorder.
  2. Describe the impact that SUD has on children of different ages.
  3. Identify primary protective factors related to resilience and how they support children’s development
  4. Plan a variety of learning activities that promote resilience in children while meeting academic standards across curricular domains.
Listed Topics
  1. Current research on substance use disorder
  2. Impact of SUD on infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children
  3. Models of resilience
  4. Protective factors for resilience
  5. The role of play and story in promoting resilience
  6. Curricula that develop social and emotional competence
  7. Integration of SEL and resilience strategies into early childhood, elementary and middle-school classrooms
Reference Materials
As selected from current research and educational offerings.

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