Wisconsin’s Trending Drugs and How to Recognize Them
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
DESCRIPTION : This course will address current trends in the use of heroin, as well as synthetic drugs such as bath salts and synthetic marijuana. This course will contain an overview of the seven categories of illegal drugs which law enforcement encounters in WI including Cannabis, Hallucinogens, Stimulants, Depressants, Inhalants, Narcotic Analgesics, and narcotics such as heroin and prescription opiates. Each category of drug will be discussed including physiology, signs and symptoms of use, and current trends in Wisconsin, with an emphasis on heroin and methamphetamine. Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice professionals will learn how various drugs affect the human body and mind differently, as well as impact a person’s behavior and ability to care for themselves or their children. The impact of drug use on the individual and family will also be explored.
TARGET AUDIENCE:Public and tribal child welfare staff
- Foster Parents
Intertribal Child Welfare Training Partnership - UW-Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership - Southern Partnership - Western Wisconsin Partnership - Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System - Behavioral Health Training Partnership - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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