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Project TRAIN

Project TRAIN (Teacher Resources for Addiction Impact, Now) was initiated in response to educators’ growing need for training related to the opioid crisis’ impact on students. The aim of the project is to build teachers’ capacity to better support students who have a caregiver with a substance use disorders.

How is Project Train Unique?

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Created based on what teachers said they wanted to learn

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Teaches from a family systems viewpoint

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Exclusive focus on addiction

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Emphasis on ways teachers can provide support for students affected by addiction while also taking care of themselves

Based on a survey completed by nearly 3,000 teachers in West Virginia in 2018 and 2019:

of teachers reported feeling little confidence in knowing how to support students with caregivers with a substance use disorder.

of teachers reported an increase in students impacted by substance use in the home.