Wake Up Call Professional Development Training
"This is the 2nd time I saw your presentation and it never disappoints" - Teacher
Based off our successful Wake Up Call real life exhibit of a teen’s bedroom, we have developed a program featuring a mock classroom designed for teachers, coaches, counselors, administrators and other professionals working with students to help them identify signs of possible substance use. Some students will go to great lengths to cover up substance use and to conceal illegal substances they slip into school. The goal of this presentation is to provide education and awareness to educators so they know how seemingly innocent items can be an indication of substance use.
· Learn the signs and symptoms associated with substance use/abuse as well as current drug trends among youth
· Receive a guided tour of the classroom along with a description of items used to conceal substance use
· Learn how to recognize concerns and steps to take when they suspect substance use by a student
· Receive an opportunity to go through the classroom, examine the items and ask questions
Katie is a prevention education specialist who has worked in the substance abuse field for over 8 years. She has worked in a variety of roles in this field including prevention, direct care, development and community organizing. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Marquette University. Being in long-term recovery for almost 10 years gives Katie a passion for recovery and prevention. Katie enjoys sharing her story in hopes that it will help others from going down the path that she did.
Ashleigh Nowakowski has been working in the substance abuse prevention field since 2009. Her work includes speaking in middle and high schools, teaching in health classes, and working with high risk youth in the Detour program. Ashleigh also has experience working with youth who are concerned about a loved one’s substance use. Ashleigh has her Master’s degree in Public Administration.
"This was so wonderful. I had no idea this was such a concern.”
“Excellent job making us aware! Thank you!”
“Very informational - should be at all schools and communities.”
“This was a lot more informative than I anticipated! Thank you!”
“So important at every age.”