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TCHL-UE.1999 (undergraduate) and TCHL-GE.2999 (graduate), Drug Alcohol Ed/Child Abuse Id/School Violence, provides an introduction to the role and responsibilities of teachers, school administrators, and pupil personnel staff in the coordinated school health programs. Our coursework includes teaching strategies to prepare prospective teachers for the standards-based environment. Content covers mandated health subjects, e.g., recognition and prevention of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, child abduction; child abuse recognition (2 hours), safety education, including fire and arson prevention, and violence prevention (2 hours).  The course meets the NYS Education Department certification requirements for instruction in school violence prevention and identification and reporting of child abuse and DASA.

In partnership with the Connect with Kids Education Network, NYU students have online access to compelling videos and print resources supporting coordinating school health programs and addressing many of today’s most important challenges in social and emotional learning. The Connect with Kids videos on this site feature real children and teens sharing their true stories, as well as interviews with parents, educators and health experts. Supporting lesson plans and activities continue the learning in elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

Videos address topics including student achievement, bullying prevention, character and life skills, digital citizenship, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, health and wellness, and college and career readiness. The video segments range in length from two to eight minutes, and are designed to fit into a busy schedule – at school and at home.

About Connect with Kids
Connect with Kids, founded in 1998, is an instructional media company that produces documentary programs for television and evidenced-based video programs and resources for schools with a focus on student behavior, parent engagement and social and emotional issues. Using the power of storytelling and peer-to-peer learning, Connect with Kids programs spark a connection among parents and their children, while inspiring positive behavior and cultural change. CWK owns one of the nation’s largest non-fiction multimedia libraries, with more than 6,000 hours of video featuring real kids and teens sharing their true stories, along with expert advice and the latest research. Our print resources include family viewing guides, lesson plans, and educational curricula, and address today’s most important parent and teen topics.

Research and Methodology
Connect with Kids has been designated an “Effective Producer” of programs by the U.S. Department of Education and appears on the prestigious U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse List. Research shows that schools using Connect with Kids programs experienced:

  • A decrease in physical and verbal aggressive behaviors among students.
  • A decrease in the likelihood of students using drugs and alcohol.
  • An increase in positive social and emotional behaviors among students.
  • Improved communication among students, teachers and parents.