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The role of school counselors in the life of a student affected by methamphetamine

by Kraemer, Amy K.

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The purpose of this study is to determine the role of a school counselor in the life of a student affected by methamphetamine. Research has been collected about the dangers of methamphetamine to the users, community, environment, and most important the children of users and producers. Methamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant that can be smoked, snorted, injected, or administered orally. Children, particularly in the Midwest, are being affected by methamphetamine use and its related negative effects in a variety of ways. Some psychological risks to children in danger of methamphetamine include: increased violent behavior toward children, severe neglect, increased sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and lack of regard for safety (Gomez, n.d.). School counselors have the responsibility to take a proactive role in educating students about the dangers of methamphetamine. They also need to be advocates for children from methamphetamine homes. This study seeks to find how school counselors can support these children and who they can refer these children to for fixther aid. Data was collected through a survey distributed to school counselors from various school districts in Wisconsin at the Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) Annual Conference in Stevens Point, Wisconsin in the spring of 2006. The Graduate School University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, WI
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School:University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

School Location:USA - Wisconsin

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:methamphetamine abuse educational counseling students

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