District of Columbia - Alcohol and Drug-use Intervention Programs: Programs and Services

Area: 
Programs And Services
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law encourages districts to implement school-based alcohol and drug referral, intervention or treatment programs for students with substance use disorders.

District of Columbia Municipal Regulations 2500 GENERAL POLICY

2500.4 Whenever possible, prevention, intervention, and remediation strategies shall be used in addition to disciplinary responses at all stages of the disciplinary process, including students transitioning from Suspension or Expulsion.

2500.5 DCPS shall involve family members in efforts to determine the causes of misbehavior and in efforts to support appropriate school behavior.

2500.6 Options for prevention, intervention, and remediation shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) Anger management;
(b) Attendance intervention plans;
(c) Behavior intervention plan;
(d) Behavior log/behavior progress report;
(e) Behavior redirection;
(f) Community conference;
(g) Community service;
(h) Conflict resolution;
(i) Crime awareness/prevention programs;
(j) Diverse instructional strategies;
(k) In-school program restructuring (schedule change);
(l) Individual or group counseling;
(m) Intervention by guidance counselor or mental health professional;
(n) Mediation, including teacher/student mediation and multi-party dispute resolution;
(o) Mentoring;
(p) Parent conference;
(q) Parent observation of student;
(r) Positive feedback for appropriate behavior;
(s) Positive behavior supports
(t) Problem solving conferences;
(u) Referral to community based organizations;
(v) Referral to substance abuse counseling service;

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