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2006 REGIONAL ABSTINENCE EDUCATION WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

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WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM

**REGISTRATION FOR THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW CLOSED**

February 20, 2005 – Holiday Inn Asheville Biltmore East
February 21, 2005 – Holiday Inn Express Greensboro East
February 22. 2005 – Holiday Inn Express-East in Greenville
Registration Fee – $25 per person
Conference is limited to 60 participants per site.

Workshop Agenda
(pdf, 52kb)

Please submit one registration form per participant. NCDPI must receive your registration form and payment by February 10, 2005. The registration fee is non-refundable. No on-site registration will be accepted. After completing the information you will need to send a check payable to NCDPI. For questions about registration, please call Sarah Langer at 919.807.3867.

For internal use only: budget code 0801-435600-160028850300

Hotel Information:
For more information and directions, please contact the hotel directly at 828.298.5611 (Asheville), 336.697.4000 (Greensboro), and 252.754.8300 (Greenville). These hotels have a state rate, however, rooms are limited so please call early.

Note:
The primary target audience for these workshops are staff that teach abstinence education in the schools. These staff may include but are not limited to health and physical education teachers, school nurses and guidance counselors, health department and other community based educators.

LEAs may use their Title V Abstinence Until Marriage Funds to support substitute teacher pay, travel and accommodations.

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BEST PRACTICES

North Carolina School Health Training Center
North Carolina Healthy Schools is committed to creating, promoting, and supporting best practices to improve health and educational outcomes for our state’s youth. We partner with the North Carolina School Health Training Center, located at Appalachian State University, to provide professional development for teachers and other school staff on topics including nutrition, substance use prevention, and reproductive health and safety.

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SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCILS

CONTACT :: Ellen Essick, Ph.D., Section Chief

School Health Advisory Council is an advisory group composed of individuals selected primarily from the health and education segments of the community. The group acts collectively in providing advice to the school system on aspects of the school health programs. The members of the council are appointed by the school system to advise the school system.

“Schools could do more than perhaps any other single institution in society to help young people, and the adults they will become, to live healthier, longer, more satisfying, and more productive lives.”
– Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development

Influencing students to lead healthy and productive lives is likely to be most effective when schools, the community, and parents work together. Each has unique resources, each can access students in ways the other can not, and each has different means of influencing the behaviors of young people. But the coordination of these efforts requires planning.

Local school health advisory councils are one means of planning consistent and focused action. Councils, comprised of representatives from the eight components of school health (Health education, physical education, nutrition services, family and community, mental and social health, staff wellness, school environment and health services) can objectively assess the needs of young people and identify the required resources. Councils can also serve as a communication link among the three groups to help prevent misunderstanding and clarify roles and responsibilities.

The health of young people is directly tied to academic achievement and their potential for school success and overall quality of life. The schools alone cannot solve or prevent health related problems. However, the schools’ ability to have a positive impact on students’ health behavior and academic gains is enhanced with the help of community resources.

RESOURCES FOR YOUR HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Abstinence Until Marraige

In 1995, North Carolina passed G.S. 115C-81 (e1)1 that requires public schools to offer an abstinence until marriage program. The legislation contains general guidelines2 for instruction regarding abstinence until marriage and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Federal Title V abstinence funds are available to school systems in North Carolina to enhance abstinence education programs through planning and implementation. In addition to the state law, school systems that accept these funds must comply with the federal A-H Criteria3 for abstinence education. To be eligible for Title V, schools systems and charter schools must provide instruction to at least one of grades 7 through 12. School allotments4 are determined by the number of grades 7 through 12 and the number of students in these grades.

Contact Sarah Langer, Abstinence and Evaluation Consultant if you have any questions.

North Carolina Legislation G.S. 115C-81 (e1) guidelines

Present factually accurate biological or pathological information that is related to the human reproductive system;
Focus on the benefits of abstinence until marriage and the risks of premarital sexual intercourse;
Establish abstinence from sexual intercourse outside of marriage as the expected standard for all school-age children;
Offer positive reinforcement for abstinence;
Provide opportunities that allow for interaction between the parent or legal guardian and the student;
Assure that students are aware of the difference between risk reduction through use of contraceptives and/or condoms and risk elimination through abstinence;
For any instruction concerning contraceptives or prophylactics, provide accurate statistical information on their effectiveness and failure rates for preventing pregnancy and sexually-transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, in actual use among adolescent populations;
Inform students of the current legal status of those homosexual acts that are a significant means of transmitting diseases, including HIV/AIDS;
Assure that students understand that a mutually faithful, monogamous, heterosexual relationship in the context of marriage is the best lifelong means of avoiding diseases transmitted by sexual contact, including HIV/AIDS;

A has as its exclusive purpose, teaching the social, psychological, and health  gains to be realized by abstaining from sexual activity;
B teaches abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage  as the expected standard for all school age children;
C teaches that abstinence from sexual activity is the only certain way to avoid

out-of-wedlock pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and other associated health problems;

D teaches that a mutually faithful monogamous relationship in the context of   marriage is the expected standard of human sexual activity;
E teaches that sexual activity outside of marriage is likely to have harmful psychological and physical effects;
F teaches that bearing children out-of-wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for the child, the child’s parents, and society;
G teaches young children how to reject sexual advances and how alcohol and  

drug use increases vulnerability to sexual advances; and

H teaches the importance of attaining self-sufficiency before engaging in sexual activity.

 

*It is not necessary to place equal emphasis on each element of the definition; however, a project may not be inconsistent with any aspect of the abstinence education definition. 

Links:
Visit the following websites for more information about abstinence

2004-2005 Abstinence Notice of Grant Award

2005 Abstinence Supplemental Grant RFA

Not Me, Not Now:
www.notmenotnow.org

National Abstinence Clearinghouse:
www.abstinence.net

NC Department of Health and Human Services
www.epi.state.nc.us/epi/hiv/surveillance.html

Youth Development
www.youthdevelopment.org

Truth for Youth
www.truth-4-youth.org/index_flash.php

Say No Way
www.saynoway.net/index.html

The Medical Institute
www.medinstitute.org

Others:
www.abstinenceedu.com

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CSHP BY THE SEA 2006

CSHP Will Be Back By the Sea!! CSHP By the Sea 2006

With a great agenda focused on Coordinated School Health and Personal Wellness on campus at UNC-W!

Make plans NOW to join us – participation will be limited to 250 people! Bring your team representing the eight areas of a Coordinated School Health Program and hear national speakers as well as presenters from all parts of North Carolina. In addition to keynote and breakout sessions, CSHP By The Sea will feature opportunities for you to experience best practices sessions, improve your own personal wellness, and participate in a variety of activities! School Health Advisory Councils will have the opportunity to apply for possible funding as well as submit the Healthy Active Children Progress Report.

For more information contact:
Anne Marie Jenks
Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Tobacco Consultant
NC Healthy Schools
(919) 807-3909 / [email protected]

Certificates of attendance for 24 contact hours (2.4 CEUs) may be earned.

CSHP BY THE SEA 2006
ON THE CAMPUS OF UNC-WILMINGTON

JULY 10-13, 2006
Begins on Monday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Ends on Thursday, July 13 at 12:00 noon

$250 total cost per person for early registration by June 1, 2006 (double occupancy)*
$300 total cost per person for late registration after June 1, 2006 (double occupancy)*
* Single occupancy rooms require an additional $100 surcharge.

ONE FEE, per participant, includes all sessions, lodging in UNC-W dorms, souvenirs, breaks, breakfast and lunch each day, and Monday night’s dinner.

Agenda
(pdf, 33kb)

Registration Form
(pdf, 63kb)

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NORTH CAROLINA HEALTHY SCHOOLS

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HEALTH PROMOTION FOR STAFF

GOAL

To provide each student with the knowledge, skills, confidence and motivation to engage in a healthy active lifestyle and to create a supportive environment that is conducive to enjoyable life long physical activity opportunities for students, families, staff and community.

Opportunities for school staff to improve their health status through activities such as health assessments, health education and health-related fitness activities. These opportunities encourage school staff to pursue a healthy lifestyle that contributes to their improved health status, improved morale, and a greater personal commitment to the school’s overall coordinated health program. This personal commitment often transfers into greater commitment to the health of students and creates positive role modeling. Health promotion activities have improved productivity, decreased absenteeism, and reduce insurance cost.

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NORTH CAROLINA HEALTHY SCHOOLS

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HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

Goal: Advocate for an effective programs that creates an environment where students can learn and staff are empowered

A safe, clean, and well-maintained school with a positive psychosocial climate and culture an boost student and staff self-esteem and health as well as students’ educational achievement (Health is Academic: A Guide to Coordinated School Health Programs, 1998).

The physical and aesthetic surroundings and the psychosocial climate and culture of the school can affect student and staff self-esteem and health as well as students’ academic achievement. Factors that influence the physical environment include the school building and the area surrounding it, any biological or chemical agents that are detrimental to health, and physical conditions such as temperature, noise, and lighting. The psychological environment includes the physical, emotional, and social conditions that affect the well-being of students and staff.
A healthy school environment supports learning and contributes to students’ health by minimizing distractions that either threatens their mental or physical wellbeing. The environment should also promote expectations that all students can succeed. Policies and programs to meet the needs of students and staff must support these environments.

NC Safe and Drug Free Schools Program
The Safe and Drug Free Schools Program is a comprehensive and strategic national mechanism which is used in public schools throughout North Carolina. Basically, these education and prevention initiatives are designed to prevent school violence, and provide programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs, involve parents, and coordinate with other federal, state and local efforts and resources.The Safe and Drug Free Schools Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Improving America’s School Act of 1994, Title IV- Safe and Drug Schools and Community Act. www.ncpublicschools.org/schoolimprovement/alternative/drugfree

Resources:

Tobacco-Free Schools Program
www.stepupnc.com
The Tobacco-Free Schools Program is designed to help schools take an active role to become tobacco-free by addressing the specific problems of adolescent tobacco use. The North Carolina Tobacco Prevention Control Branch in collaboration with the NC Department of Public Instruction, Safe Schools Division, developed a comprehensive model for preventing and reducing tobacco use in schools.
The Tobacco-Free Schools approach encourages schools to develop adopt and implement effective tobacco-free policies as the foundation of the program. Program components that support the policies include Alternative to Suspension (ATS), a positive option to punishment, Teen Cessation and Promoting Tobacco-Free Lifestyles . Components of the Tobacco-Free Schools program fit together in a way that encourages flexibility and autonomy at the local level.

The NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch along with a network of community partners, including the American Cancer Society, Southeast Division, American Lung Association of NC, Department of Public Instruction, Governor’s Office, Substance Abuse Services Section, and Survivors and Victims Empowered Program (SAVE) support 100% Tobacco-Free Schools as a positive community strategy to reduce teen tobacco use rates fifty percent by 2010.

Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities
As part of his continuing efforts to help keep our schools, our teachers and our students safe, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced that a new guide, Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, is available to help schools plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.

 

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Does Kroger Drug Test?

Kroger is one of the biggest retail companies in the US, second only to Walmart. If you want to work there, you will want to know: does Kroger drug test 2023?

Their Code of Ethics states that the company requires its employees to uphold the highest ethical, moral, and legal standards. At Kroger, all employees must submit to a scheduled or random drug test. However, drug testing at the company is rare in practice unless an accident leads to damaged property or injury to employees or a customer.

How Does Kroger’s Drug Testing Work?

The most common Kroger warehouse drug test is urine and saliva drug tests. When hiring new employees, the company screening is for five drugs, which are:

  • THC
  • Cocaine
  • Opiates
  • Methamphetamine
  • PCP

Once employed, the company performs random drug screening that looks for:

  • Amphetamine
  • Morphine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • THC

Kroger employees charged with safety and security assignments are the most likely to be subjected to random drug tests. It is done to ensure there are no accidents at the work sites. When Kroger drug test kits are used for a test, it has to be done in accordance with federal and state laws.

The most common test used by Kroger is the mouth swab. It is preferred for being fast, cheap, and painless. A tester will use a cotton bud to take a saliva sample from your cheeks. The sample is sent to a lab where it is screened for drugs. The mouth swab test can detect drugs in your saliva sample for up to 72 hours after abusing the substance, according to a Department Of Health And Human Services study.

Saliva sample collection takes three minutes or less, and the results are delivered within 24 hours after being sent to the lab. The store manager determines the mouth swab test’s location, which can be at a testing center or the store’s office.

When applying for a job at Kroger, some individuals may consider using products like Dentitox to help prepare for the drug screening process. Dentitox is used by people who want to ensure they pass the drug test and increase their chances of landing a job at Kroger. If you are looking for reliable Dentinox Pro reviews, you can find helpful information from customers who have used the product and shared their experiences.

Does Kroger Drug Test Entry-Level Positions?

Kroger conducts a pre-employment drug test during the hiring process. The drug test could be performed on the day of the first interview or earlier. When the schedule is set, you cannot delay or reschedule it. 

After the pre-employment drug test, Kroger rarely conducts follow-up tests. With over 400 thousand employees, it is highly unlikely that the company would conduct an all-employee drug test. However, any employees suspected to be under the influence have to be subjected to a test. 

However, every employee at Kroger can be subjected to the test. Whether a part-time or full-time employee, the company requires everyone to be subject to a drug test. That means the managers, cashiers, and all employees on the Kroger payroll can be required to take the test. 

What Happens If You Fail To Pass Kroger Drug Test

If you fail a drug test, the company will not hire you. Additionally, if you fail a drug test while employed at Kroger, the company will most likely terminate your contract. 

Kinds Of Drug Tests At Kroger 

Kroger conducts periodic drug testing on new hires and existing employees. A store manager is given sole discretion on who and when to conduct a drug test. Here are some of the situations when a drug test may be performed.

Pre-Employment Testing

Before securing jobs at Kroger, all potential hires have to pass Kroger drug test. The test cannot be rescheduled or delayed.

Random Testing

While rare, Kroger stipulates in its policy that it can conduct a random drug test on any of its employees. The test, when ordered, cannot be delayed or rescheduled. Failing to submit to testing can employees’ careers with Kroger.

Reasonable Suspicion Testing

If a store manager deems your behavior suspicious or consistent with someone using drugs, you must submit to a drug test. An employee has to comply or risk having their contract terminated.

Post-Accident Testing

If you are wondering “does Kroger drug test package handlers?”, the answer is “yes”. The company will conduct drug tests as part of any post-accident investigation. The policy applies to any employee involved in an accident. It applies when you hurt yourself, a customer, or a fellow employee. The results prove you were not high on drugs when the accident occurred.

Questions And Answers About Kroger Drug Test

Here are some of the most common questions, and answers that people have regarding the Kroger drug testing policy.

What States Do Not Allow Drug Testing?

None. However, according to a study by the ACLU, various states have varying rules on drug testing. In some states, the employer has to provide prior notice to employees. Consequently, the Kroger drug test policy 2023 applies in all US states.

There are, however, some states where marijuana is legalized for recreational or medical use or both. Even in these states, employees can still be fired if they fail a THC drug test. According to various testimonials by past employees, Kroger errs on caution. As such, THC tests are done as usage could be a liability for the retailer.

How Do You Pass a Drug Test with Kroger?

Mouth swab tests are the most common tests used by Kroger to test for drugs. They are cheap and require little effort. If you are wondering how to pass the test, below are some useful tips to remember.

 Most saliva drug tests can detect drugs for 72 hours after your last hit. However, it can be detected for up to a week if you are a frequent user. As such, it is advisable to stay off marijuana for up to a week before the job interview.

During the break, thoroughly brush and rinse your mouth thrice daily. Using mouthwash about twice a day will also help.

Before the test, you can use some neutralizing gum. Chew the gum thoroughly and swallow. It neutralizes the saliva for up to half an hour. If the interview lasts longer, have some gum in your pocket to chew and swallow before taking the test.

If there is going to be a urine test, using synthetic urine is your best solution. The urine passes any visual and medical tests with ease. It comes in a pack that maintains it at the right temperature. Before the test, you perform an at home drug test Kroger to confirm that your body has no THC.

A home drug test is as accurate as the drug test performed by Kroger. You can purchase a drug online for $20-$30. With Kroger drug test kit a, you are confident you will not fail your test.

How Long Does Kroger Take To Hire After Interview?

Kroger’s hiring process is quite simple. It often takes two weeks for most entry-level positions. The upper management and corporate positions might take longer. At most store positions, the process is complete two weeks after first applying.

After submitting an online application, and filling out the candidate profile, potential employees are directed to take an employment exam. It is a series of questions and statements with multi-choice answers designed to test personality and how they fit with the company.

Once they complete the online exam, the hiring manager will call and schedule an interview within a few days. The interview is easy and takes no more than 45 minutes. Questions include knowledge about Kroger, customer service experience, and the applicant’s strengths and weaknesses.

Once complete, the employee is given a background check form to fill out. You must complete the Kroger random drug test at most stores, which is often a mouth swab test. If you pass the background check and the drug test, you are given an offer letter and invited for training and orientation.

Why Do Companies Drug Test?

You have to pass the Kroger pre-employment drug screen because it significantly impacts the business’s bottom line. A study by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence found that businesses lead to $81 billion in losses annually. These losses are in the form of the following:

  • Healthcare
  • Absenteeism
  • Lost productivity
  • Accidents

Additionally, drug use places the company like Kroger and federal express at risk of lawsuits, which can be quite costly. Consequently, Kroger and other companies conduct drug tests on random and current employees. It guards them against low employee productivity and the general risk of drug use in their workforce.

Can You Buy a Drug Test Kit at the Kroger Pharmacy?

Yes, Kroger sells a home drug test kit at their pharmacies. You can use it to screen yourself for drugs at home.

What Happens if You Fail the Kroger Drug Test?

Once you fail the drug test, your current employment contract will likely be terminated. If you fail the drug screen during the pre-employment phase, you will not receive a job offer from Kroger.

Conclusion

Kroger’s drug testing policy is in line with the policy of many US companies. All current and former employees can be subject to random drug tests. As such, it is recommended that you avoid drugs at least a week before the interview and while at work.

Positive drug results can lead to you being denied a position or being fired from your current job. The company uses both the urine test and the saliva swab test.