Alcohol & Other Drugs of Abuse

 

Policy & Directives

Job Corps Policy, Directives and JCDC Notices

Forms & Documents

TEAP templates, Career Phases, and TEAP Specialist orientation

Training Slides & Webinars

Conference training slides and webinars

Web Resources

Links to additional outside resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alcohol and other drug use is a severe problem confronting our society, and our youth in particular. Over the years, Job Corps has recognized the problem as a crisis and responded with appropriate interventions within its principal mission of education and vocational training.

This section provides resources and strategies to assist center staff in responding to the most common substance use and abuse issues on center.

 

 


 

 

Policy & Directives

Job Corps Policy

 

Job Corps Directives and Data Center Notices

ePRH Change Notices/PRH Change Notices

Job Corps Data Center Notice

Information Notices

Program Instructions

 

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Forms & Documents

General

 

Career Phases Templates

 
TEAP Intervention Period Templates
 
New TEAP Specialist Orientation

 

 

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Training Slides & Webinars

 

General

National Health & Wellness Conference November 2011

National Health & Wellness Conference November 2010
National Health & Wellness Conference April 2009
Webinars
  • Alcohol Detection in Job Corps
    Date: February 4 & 6, 2020
    Purpose: This webinar will provide tips for detecting alcohol, testing students, and referring accordingly.
  • Vaping and eCigarettes
    Date: December 4, 2019
    Purpose: This webinar will provide information on the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes, The recent epidemic of vaping-related illness will be explored. Presenters will provide information about steps to take to prevent vaping on Job Corps centers.
  • Ways to Make the Most of the Expanded TEAP Hours
    Date: November 12, 2019
    Purpose: This webinar will review strategies to enhance center's TEAP in light of the TEAP specialist's expanded hours on center.
  • ​Drug of Abuse from Opioids to Methamphetamine
    Date: September 17 & 19, 2019
    Purpose: This course is intended to give an overview of the most commonly abuse drugs by Job Corps students.
  • ​Ways to Make the Most of the Expanded TEAP Hours
    Date: April 30, 2019
    Purpose: This webinar will review strategies to enhance center's TEAP in light of the TEAP specialist's expanded hours on center.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation Part 2
    Date: March 19 & 20; July 30, 2019
    Purpose: This webinar will provide an introduction to TEAP intervention services, MSWRs, and applicant file review.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation Part 1
    Date: March 4 & 5; July 16, 2019
    Purpose: This webinar will cover an introduction to TEAP program, the ePRH, the education component of the TEAP program, and drug testing.
  • TEAP Hot Topics
    Date: November 6 & 7, 2018
    Purpose: This webinar will provide a review of hot topics in substance abuse including marijuana, Job Corps’ expanded drug panel, and use of household items as drugs.
  • TEAP: Ethics and Boundaries to Enhance Effectiveness
    Date: October 16 & 17, 2018
    Purpose: Ethical practices are complex and multi-dimensional. This webinar will focus on the importance of sound ethical practices and boundary setting as related to the development and sustaining of a successful TEAP.
  • Working with LGBT Students with Substance Use Disorders at Job Corps
    Date: October 2 & 3, 2018
    Purpose: Addiction issues with those in the gay or lesbian community are complex, and can include issues with sexuality, identity, social standing, homophobia, prejudice and discrimination, along with the drug dependence itself.
  • All You Ever Wanted to Know About Applicant File Review and TEAP
    Date: June 5 & 6, 2018
    Purpose: This webinar will review the criteria to be considered a person with a disability if the applicant has a diagnosis of some type of substance use disorder related to their alcohol and/or drug use. We will discuss how to complete the interactive interview process for both a clinical as well as reasonable accommodation perspective. The focus will be on the successful completion of health care needs and direct threat assessments. This webinar is a unique opportunity to hear jointly from TEAP Specialists and Disability Coordinators.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation
    Date: April 3 & 4, 2018
    Purpose: This presentation will provide an overview of the Job Corps TEAP program for new TEAP specialists or those who want a refresher regarding the core components of an effective TEAP.
  • Creating a Center-wide TEAP Education Program
    Date: November 8 & 9, 2017
    Purpose: This webinar will provide strategies for how to work together on your center to provide center-wide drug-free programing.
  • The Best Solution To An Alcohol Problem Is Education
    Date: September 12 & 14, 2017
    Purpose: The best solution to an alcohol problem is education.  This webinar will assist you in developing alcohol prevention, education and intervention on your center.
  • ​Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Dependence in Job Corps
    Date: ​August 15, 2017
    Purpose: This webinar covers management of opioid dependence with daily oral methadone, daily sublingual buprenorphine-naloxone, monthly injections of naltrexone, and criteria for enrolling and monitoring students utilizing these options on Job Corps centers.
  • TEAP Hot Topics: Breathalyzers, Opiates and Elephants
    Date: August 8 & 10, 2017
    Webinar Handout: 
    TEAP Referral Form Template
    Purpose: This webinar covers new breathalyzers, the current status of the opiate crisis and Carfentanil, the most recent opiate-related threat.
  • ​Assessing Students who are at High Risk of Substance Abuse 
    Date: July 25 & 26, 2017
    Purpose: Students who use drugs are not always identified on the entrance drug screen. This webinar will discuss methods to identify these students, review CRAFFT scoring, and formal assessment measures.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation
    Date: June 6 & 7, 2017
    Purpose: This presentation will provide an overview of the Job Corps TEAP program for new TEAP specialists or those who want a refresher regarding the core components of an effective TEAP.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation
    Date: January 17, 2017
    Purpose: This presentation will provide an overview of the Job Corps TEAP program for new TEAP specialists or those who want a refresher regarding the core components of an effective TEAP.
  • Hot Topics in Substance Use and Abuse
    Date: November 15 & 16, 2016
    Purpose: This webinar will focus on the evolving world of cannabinoid derived products (CDP) from lotions to candies and everything in between; how CDPs are used and how to manage student use and possession of certain products.
  • A World of Substance Abuse Prevention Resources at Your Finger Tips
    Date: November 1, 2016
    Purpose: This webinar will help TEAP Specialists find and use online resources that can enhance TEAP and TUPP Programs.
  • Narcan and Opioids: What You Need to Know to Manage at Job Corps
    Date:  October 27, 2016
    Purpose: Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue and drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States. This webinar will focus on educating staff about this crisis in our country, symptoms of opioid abuse, medication assisted therapies for those with opioid dependence and the importance of rapid intervention for opioid overdoses.
  • From Hemp Oil to Purple Haze Lollipops: The Brave New World of Cannabinoids
    Date: September 21 & 27, 2016
    Purpose: This webinar will focus on the evolving world of cannabinoid derived products (CDP) from lotions to candies and everything in between.  We will discuss how CDPs are used and how to manage student use and possession of certain products. 
  • TEAP Collaboration: Everyone Plays a Role in Suspicion Drug Testing, Mentoring, and Relapse Prevention
    Date: September 6 & 7, 2016
    Purpose: This webinar will help TEAP specialists develop a training curriculum to use to train other staff on center about suspicion testing, assisting in mentoring, and strategies to determine if a student is at risk for relapse.
  • Narcan and Opioids: What You Need to Know to Manage at Job Corps
    Date: August 10 & 11, 2016
    Purpose: Opioid abuse is a serious public health issue and drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States. This webinar will focus on educating staff about this crisis in our country, symptoms of opioid abuse, medication assisted therapies for those with opioid dependence and the importance of rapid intervention for opioid overdoses.
  • All you ever wanted to know about Applicant File Review and TEAP
    Date: ​June 8 & 9, 2016
    Purpose: ​This webinar will review the criteria to be considered a person with a disability if the applicant has a diagnosis of some type of substance use disorder related to their alcohol and/or drug use.  We will discuss how to complete the interactive interview process for both a clinical as well as reasonable accommodation perspective.  The focus will be on the successful completion of health care needs and direct threat assessments.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation
    Date: March 29 & 31, 2016
    Purpose: This presentation will provide an overview of the Job Corps TEAP program for new TEAP specialists or those who want a refresher regarding the core components of an effective TEAP.
  • Relapse Prevention for Substance Use in Job Corps
    Date: March 17, 2016
    Purpose: Relapse Prevention (RP) teaches individuals with substance abuse issues how to anticipate and cope with the potential for relapse. This presentation will provide strategies to implement an effective RP program in Job Corps.
  • Suspicious Drug Screening: What am I seeing and what do I do about it?
    Date: November 10 & 12, 2015
    Purpose: Developing and implementing an effective suspicious screening process does not have to be challenging. This webinar will discuss behaviors associated with drug use, who should conduct the testing, when it should be done, how to maintain chain of custody and the differences between observed versus supervised urine collection.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation
    Date: August 11, 2015
    Purpose: This presentation will provide an overview of the Job Corps TEAP program for new TEAP specialists or those who want a refresher regarding the core components of an effective TEAP.
  • Drugs of Abuse Testing Facts and Myths
    Date: June 30, July 7 & 9, 2015
    Purpose: The Center for Disease Detection (CDD) and Job Corps’ Lead TEAP Health Specialist will provide the science behind drug testing to Regional Office staff. Topics covered will include how centers perform drug testing, body weight and THC storage in fat cells, how other organizations conduct drug testing, and how our testing standards compare to other entities, including the military.
  • Relapse Prevention
    Date: February 11 & 12, 2015
    Purpose: Relapse Prevention (RP) teaches individuals with substance abuse issues how to anticipate and cope with the potential for relapse. This presentation will provide strategies to implement an effective RP program in Job Corps.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation
    Date: January 6 & 8, 2015
    Purpose: This presentation will provide an overview of the Job Corps TEAP program for new TEAP Specialists.
  • TEAP and TUPP: How to Thrive During a ROCA
    Date: August 5, 2014
    Purpose: This  webinar helps TEAP Specialists learn strategies on how to prepare for a ROCA, covers the PRH requirements, how to implement them, and focuses on creating the necessary documentation for the assessors.
  • Innovative Strategies in Applying Motivational Interviewing with At-Risk Youth who Abuse Substances​ 
    Date: June 18, 2014 
    Purpose: Learn effective strategies in applying motivational interviewing and strength-based approaches with at-risk youth who abuse substances. Discuss what works and doesn’t work according to current research. Develop effective curriculum and resources for providing innovative, hands-on interventions for working with this challenging, yet rewarding population.
  • Suspicious Drug Screening:  What am I seeing and what do I do about it? 
    Date: June 10, 2014 
    Purpose: Developing and implementing an effective suspicious screening process does not have to be challenging. This webinar will discuss behaviors associated with drug use, who should conduct the testing, when it should be done, how to maintain chain of custody and the differences between observed versus supervised urine collection.
  • Ideas and Guidance for the Required Career Preparation Presentations for TEAP
    Date: February 11 and 13, 2014
    Purpose: This webinar is focused on the 'best practices' for conducting required presentations to students in the different career preparation phases.  Generic templates for all three presentations will be provided that can be individualized for each center.
  • Relapse Prevention: 101
    Date: January 30, 2014
    Purpose: Relapse Prevention (RP) teaches individuals with substance abuse issues how to anticipate and cope with the potential for relapse. This webinar will provide strategies to implement an effective RP program in Job Corps.
  • TEAP Specialist Orientation
    Date: September 24, 2013
    Purpose: This presentation will provide an overview of the Job Corps TEAP program for new TEAP specialists.
  • Ethics and Boundaries for TEAP
    Date: September 19, 2013
    Purpose: This webinar provides an understanding of the concept of ethics and boundaries. Also, will discuss the meaning and purpose of ethics and issues as related to Job Corps professionals and will explain ethical standards pertaining to client rights for the TEAP Specialist including informed consent and record keeping responsibilities, confidentiality and managing boundaries.
  • Evidence-Based Model of Prevention and Intervention for Substance Abuse 
    Date: June 13, 2013
    Purpose:  In the extremely competitive job market, students who come to Job Corps need as many supports as we can provide to assist them in becoming employable.  The use of evidence-based programming allows access to tested interventions that can be used to support students with their substance abuse/use issues.
  • The SASSI and Other Assessment Tools
    Date: June 5, 2013
    Purpose: This webinar will focus on empirically-validated assessment tools available to TEAP Specialists with an emphasis on the  SASSI3. We will also present how to make the most efficient use of the TEAP Specialists' valuable time.
  • Reinventing TEAP: Guidance for TEAP Programmatic Changes
    Handout: CPP Lesson Plan Introduction to the TEAP Program
    Date: March 11 and 15, 2013
    Purpose: There have been many recent changes which significantly impact the implementation of a TEAP Program. In this webinar, participants learn about the PRH changes and receive suggestions on how to design their program to stay within the hours allocated. Templates for the CPP and CTP prevention-focused presentation are also reviewed and discussed.
  • Effective Utilization of the SIF for TEAP Specialists
    Date: November 1, 2012
    Purpose: This webinar focuses on the origins and the rationale behind the new SIF. How to score the CRAFFT is discussed as well as ways to make effective use of the clinical information contained within the SIF. The importance of further individualized assessment and brief interventions is emphasized.
  • All You Would Ever Want to Know about Urine Toxicology Screening
    Date: September 20, 2012
    Purpose: This webinar features the combined efforts of the CDD and TEAP to focus on addressing the many questions and concerns which regularly arise from Job Corps' drug testing protocols.
  • Brief Interventions for the Job Corps Population
    Date: August 9, 2012
    Purpose: This webinar builds on information presented during the May webinar on Assessment Tools for TEAPs. The goals of this webinar are to make participants more aware of the research, results, and promise of brief interventions for those students identified at higher risk for not completing the JC program due to their alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Assessment Tools for the Trainee Employee Assistance Program (TEAP)
    Date: May 10, 2012
    Purpose: This webinar focuses on empirically-validated screening and assessment tools available to TEAP Specialists to assist with evaluating students to determine how to most effective assist them to complete the Job Corps program.
  • Preventing Binge Drinking in Job Corps
    Date: April 5, 2012
    Purpose: This presentation helps participants identify binge drinking, identify why teens binge drink, recognize the dangers and risks of binge drinking, and describe the importance of getting assistance with binge drinking.
  • TEAP Promising Practices
    Date: March 14, 2012
    Purpose: This webinar is a first-ever opportunity to learn the promising practices distilled from TEAP programs around the country. This webinar presents tried and true techniques that TEAP Specialists have implemented to assist our students in becoming more employable.
  • Harm Reduction Strategies for Substance Abuse
    Date: February 22, 2012
    Purpose: This webinar defines harm reduction and reviews multiple harm reduction approaches to substance use disorders. The training addresses how these approaches apply to TEAP and Job Corps. This training is offered at a basic level.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
    Date: February 16, 2012
    Purpose: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) describes a continuum of permanent birth defects caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Many of us are familiar with facial abnormalities related to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, but we are less aware of the central nervous system damage. This webinar reviews FASD and builds on what you can't see and why.
  • Preparing for Alcohol and Drug Licensure
    Date: October 25, 2011
    Purpose: This presentation helps Job Corps TEAP specialists learn the necessary information for both the IC&RC/AODA and NAADAC credentialing tests. Strategies are presented to strengthen the test taker's knowledge base and take a multiple choice exam. All Job Corps staff members are invited to attend.
  • Confidentiality in Your TEAP Program
    Date: October 20, 2011
    Purpose: Confused about how to implement confidentiality regulations for TEAP? Wondering who has a "need to know" for the drug screen results? This webinar addresses these issues as well as provides a forum to discuss related topics. All Job Corps staff members are invited to attend.
  • Methamphetamine's Dental, Medical & Social Implications: What Health Care Providers Should Know
    Date: May 23, 2011
    Purpose: This webinar addresses the dental, medical, and social implications of meth use. The oral manifestations are an employability barrier, are difficult to treat, and can pose numerous patient management issues. Dr. Steward offers a pragmatic approach to providing care to those students who can benefit from Job Corps' scope of basic oral health services and the ingredients for a multi-disciplinary approach that is necessary to support outcomes.
  • That's an Interesting Vase: Teaching Others How to Identify Drug Paraphernalia
    Date: March 3, 2011
    Purpose: This webinar helps you to define paraphernalia, difference between user-specific paraphernalia and dealer-specific paraphernalia, current status of federal law relating to drug paraphernalia, and develop a center-specific training to educate center staff on drug paraphernalia.
  • Not Your Mother's Drugs
    Date: January 18, 2011
    Purpose: For staff who missed this presentation at the 2010 National Health and Wellness Conference, this webinar provides information on the new batch of legal drugs, focusing on K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids. This course is offered at an intermediate level.
  • Inhalants and Other Legal Drugs
    Date: October 6, 2010
    Purpose: This presentation provides an overview of the emerging public health issues surrounding the abuse of inhalants and other legal drugs in adolescent populations. Participants learn about the importance of prevention and the negative effects of these drugs.
  • The Challenge of Change: Serving Youth with Co-Occuring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders from a Multicultural Perspective
    Date: April 28, 2010
    Purpose: This presentation explores co-occurring disorders as it pertains to culturally diverse and ethnic populations. It consists of a general overview of the term co-occurring and then cover specific substance abuse and mental health disorders, critical factors for treatment, strategies for professionals, and implications for program design and development.

 

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​Web Resources

 

 

 Web Resources

 
  
  
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http://www.abovetheinfluence.com/
Provides information and resources for teens including the latest news, drug facts, and Share Your Stories.
  
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/for-alateen
Provides information for teenagers coping with the problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
  
https://aa.org
Provides supportive services for coping with alcoholism.
  
http://www.cdc.gov
Provides general information, data & statistics, and science-based strategies.
  
http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/index.htm
Provides information about drug policy, drug information, drug prevention, and publications.
  
http://www.familiesanonymous.org/
Provides information for families that have been adversely affected by another person's use of drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems.
  
http://www.hazelden.org/
Provides products and resources on addiction treatment, education, and recovery support.
  
https://www.overdoseday.com/
Provides awareness activities, curriculum and resources for Overdose Awareness.
  
http://www.madd.org/
Provides information about underage drinking, activism, statistics, and resources.
  
https://na.org
Provide supportive services for addiction.
  
http://www.ncadd.org/
Provides community prevention and education programs; local media advocacy campaigns; resource centers for literature and audio-visual materials; and presentations to raise community awareness at schools, businesses and civic organizations.
  
http://www.inhalants.com
Provides inhalant referral and information, develops informational materials, produces View Point (a quarterly newsletter), provides training and technical assistance, and leads a week-long national grassroots inhalant education and awareness campaign.
  
http://www.nida.nih.gov/
Provides information on alcohol abuse and alcoholism, common drugs, drug testing, prevention resources, treatment resources, and trends/statistics.
  
http://teens.drugabuse.gov
Provides drug facts, videos and games, and blog posts and more.
  
http://www.recoverymonth.gov/
Provides information about community events, recovery month kit, multimedia (audio and video podcasts), publications and ordering, and Web resources.
  
http://www.drugfree.org/
Distributes educational campaigns all forms of media, including TV, radio, Internet, and print advertisements.
  
http://www.samhsa.gov/
Provides information on prevention, treatment, and rehabiliation services resulting from substance abuse and mental illness.

 

 

 

 

 

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