This 3-hour Faculty Led workshop focuses on the increased use of opioids and the impact to child welfare in Washington State. When you are wondering how to tell if someone is using drugs, physical signs can be your first indicator. This course will review some of the most common symptoms, physically, that someone could be on drugs or abusing drugs.
While there certainly tend to be some physical symptoms present when someone is on drugs, it is also important to look for signs of substance abuse that are behavioral and psychological.
As someone’s drug addiction continues, it often becomes more severe, and their behavior will be almost entirely focused on obtaining their next dose of drugs, and maintaining their high. We will explore how to engage with parents using drugs.
While it can be troublesome to see the signs of drug abuse, it is also important to realize you should not jump to conclusions. Instead, you should try to learn more about signs of abuse, and then explore professional care options.
Social Workers, Supervisors, Area Administrators
This course is designed for case carrying social workers, supervisors and area administrators from Children’s Administration
Dates and Locations
External Registration Required
October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Grace Creasman, MSW, MEd, Director, Addiction Studies
Richland DCYF Office 1661 Fowler Street Richland WA 99352, Columbia A&B Map
Currently the online registration system (LMS) is not working. However, Alliance classes will still be held. Please go in-person to the location at the date and time of the class you want to attend.