Online - Nov / April-May / Aug

Drugs and the Developing Brain

$270 $260

This course is designed to help educators identify those students who may be at risk for certain harmful behaviors.  Topics discussed include discussions on drugs – the blatant abuse of prescription drugs, OTC drugs and illegal drugs.  The harmful effects on the body physically, socially and emotionally will be evaluated.   The problems of using alcohol and the effects it has on the young person’s body.  The New York state drinking and driving laws will be evaluated and discussed.  Students will also examine the effects of children living with families plagued by drug and alcohol abuse.  The material covered is suitable for educators of all age levels. Once warning signs are discussed several preventative and intervention strategies will be detailed as well.  Participants will utilize many free resources including, but not limited to, TED TALKS, KHAN Academy and the NY Times.  The material covered is suitable for educators of all grade levels.

Session and Credits:


Additional information

Course #



Michelle Rosenoff

Educational Area


Grade Level

All: K – 12

Credit Hours/Clock Hours

3 In-Service Credits / 45 CTLE Hours



Fall 2024 Dates

November 1 – November 30

Spring 2024 Dates

April 15 – May 15

Summer 2024 Dates

August 1 – August 20