Opioid Module

Since 2011, Ohio has taken one of the nation’s most aggressive and comprehensive approaches to fighting opiate addiction and drug overdoses. As part of that initiative, Governor Kasich has asked all members of his cabinet, which includes the Chancellor of Higher Education, to use every resource available to assist in this fight. Recognizing that Ohio’s universities and their teacher preparation programs are invaluable resources for educating students on both prevention and the consequences of opiate and other substance abuse, the Chancellor made a directive to be implemented for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The 2017 Budget Bill outlined specific requirements for the directive: Sec. 3333.0414. (A) In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the chancellor of higher education shall adopt rules that require education preparation programs approved under section 3333.048 of the Revised Code to include instruction in opioid and other substance abuse prevention. The instruction shall be for all educator and other school personnel preparation programs for all content areas and grade levels. (B) Instruction shall include all of the following:

  1. Information on the magnitude of opioid and other substance abuse;
  2. The role educators and other school personnel can play in educating students about the adverse effects of opioid and other substance abuse;
  3. Resources available to teach students about the consequences of opioid and substance abuse;
  4. Resources available to help fight and treat opioid abuse.

In an effort to meet these guidelines, please complete the embedded self-paced module below, explore the additional resources, and finally, complete the required assessment with 80% accuracy.

Additional Resources:

  • Substance Abuse Reference Sheet
  • The Ohio Department of Education – A website to map out resources and curriculum builders specific to grade levels.
  • Start Talking! – A platform for educators, parents, guardians, and community leaders to guide conversations with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.
  • Generation Rx – The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.The resource includes an online classroom and informative videos for all ages.
  • Resources in Wayne County-A list of agencies on where to find help and support for drug addiction.

REQUIRED Assessment – https://wooster.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_79u55KQAmlPYmBT