Pleasanton Unified School District

School Social Workers

The role of our School Social Workers is to support students in thriving both at home and at school by connecting them and their families with resources in the community. 
 Parent Education Series: Substance Abuse Part 1 
 
The first part of this series talks about "What is Substance Abuse?" Including: 
  • Definitions
  • Red Flags 
  • Functioning Addicts
 
Length of Video is about 13 minutes. 
 
 
Parent Education Series: Substance Abuse Part 2
 
The second part of this series talks about "How does it work?" 
  • Co-occuring disorders
  • Progressions of addiction
  • Teenage brain development
 
Length of video is 6 minutes 20 seconds.
 
 
 
 
Parent Education Series: Substance Abuse Part 3
 
The third video in this series talks about "Prevention and Intervention" 
  • Risk Factors & Protective Factors 
  • Prevention & Intervention 
  • Enabling 
 
Length of video is about 11 minutes. 
 
 
 
 
Parent Education Series: Substance Abuse Part 4
 
The fourth and final video in this series talks about: 
 
  • Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Relapse 
  • Family Involvement
 
Length of video is 6 minutes.
 
Additional Resources  for Substance Abuse 
 
The websites linked above offer helpful information on specific drugs, risks of substance abuse, and practical ways you can offer your child support as a parent.
 
We have also shared three additional videos below that may be of interest to some Parents or Guardians.
 
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CONTACT
 
Elementary Social Worker (Pre-K-5) --- Theresa King-McCarthy [tkingmccarthy@pleasantonusd.net]
Secondary Social Worker (6-12) --- Elise Greenaway [elise_greenaway@pleasantonusd.net]
Spanish-Speaking Social Worker (Pre-K-12) --- Noemi Almaraz [nalmaraz@pleasantonusd.net]