Wisconsin’s Trending Drugs and How to Recognize Them

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Training: 9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Fee: $20 for Partnership Members, $120 for Non-Partnership Members

To register

In order to register for training sessions, please click on the button below to go to the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS) website to access PDS Online. Once you reach the WCWPDS website, you will click on the “PDS Online Go” button in order to login and register for pre-service, foundation and special skills/topics training sessions.  Once you reach the PDS Online system, you will be able to search training sessions  by title or locator number.  A locator number is identified below for each training session to streamline your search process on PDS Online.  Complete instructions for logging in and registering for training sessions are available on the WCWPDS website via the button below.


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.


  • Participants will understand the different categories of drugs, and be able to identify and recognize specific drugs in each category.

  • Participants will identify how the categories of drugs affect the human body and mind differently and understand the physiology of the drugs.

  • Participants will have knowledge of the current drug trends in WI, particularly heroin and methamphetamine.

  • Participants will understand the implications of drug use on adults, juveniles, and children as well as the community that surrounds those who use/distribute illegal drugs.

  • Participants will understand the impact of drug use on the individual and family, including social stigma and implications for vulnerable children in the home.

TARGET AUDIENCE:Public and tribal child welfare staff

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Last Updated: November 19, 2014
November 19, 2014