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Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP) Training Workshop

Tuesday, April 9 - Wednesday, April 10, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $65.00 per day includes continental breakfast, lunch, and continuing education hours available to credentialed school nurses. Day 2 is optional, but in order to attend Day 2, participants must attend Day 1.

Location: Tulare County Office of Education, Doe Avenue Complex - Sequoia Room, 7000 Doe Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291

Program Description:  The Drug Impairment Training for Education Professionals (DITEP) program was developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) as a result, of the 2003 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).  DITEP is derived from the national Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, a successful law enforcement program used to detect drug and alcohol impaired drivers.  The methods employed in this training are based on medical and scientific facts.  This training is intended to provide school administrators and credentialed school nurses with a systematic approach to recognizing and evaluating individuals in the academic environment who are abusing and/or may be impaired by drugs, both legal and illegal.

Day One
Target audience: 
School administrators, principals, teachers, credentialed school nurses, counselors, school resource officers, security officers, and other staff who regularly interact with students.
  • Drugs in Society
  • Policy, Procedures, and Roles
  • Overview of Alcohol
  • Drug Identification, Categories, and Their Effects
  • Contacting the Parents
Day Two
Target audience:  Credentialed school nurses and other personnel who will have a more “hands-on” approach to evaluating a student’s impairment. Principals and administrators are encouraged to attend to familiarize themselves with assessment procedures.
  • Eye Examinations Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
  • Lack of Convergence
  • Estimation of Pupil Size
  • Vital Signs
  • Divided Attention Testing Romberg Balance
  • Walk and Turn
  • One Leg Stand
  • Finger to Nose
  • Poly Drug Use
  • Assessment Procedures
For more information, contact Christina Rodriguez at christinar@tcoe.orgor call (559) 651-0130.