The goal of this seminar is to enable education professionals to identify chemically impaired students and types of drugs, for the purpose of ensuring a safe learning environment.All terminology and information is based on medical and scientific facts. By participating in this seminar, you will be better able to recognize substances of abuse and impaired individuals. This training is not intended to qualify participants as drug recognition experts but is intended to aid in recognizing drug impairment. The information provided is for administrative purposes only and not designed as an enforcement tool. The objectives of this training are the following: Describe the involvement of drugs in schools and society. Identify common drugs of the seven drug categories and recognize their effects. Describe drug impairment signs and symptoms. It is important to remember that the process of identifying suspected impaired individuals is an educationally oriented SYSTEMATIC and STANDARDIZED PROCEDURE. The conclusion of impairment must be based on the TOTALITY of information gathered through the systematic evaluation and should not be based on any one element alone. The full DITEP curriculum will build off of this basic knowledge and you will learn to participate in evaluations, which must be done SYSTEMATICALLY and COMPLETELY in every instance, except for medical emergencies.
Presented by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, by Wausau P.D Officers