Welcome Students to Diversified Education Services On-line Program. Our classes touch on 12 different components of interventions to help complete life-style changes. You may choose the class that best fit your needs or that of your program referral source ie. Court, School, Police Department, Libraries etc. After you choose your class then pay your fees and follow the prompts to continue.
We welcome the opportunity to help you grow. Please make sure you enroll in the correct class. If you have any questions contact the person or agency that referred you for class clarification.
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Diversified Education Services, the parent company of desacademy.com, provides high quality on-line classes for referrals from Courts, Schools, Community Service and Law Enforcement organizations.
While desacademy.com originated in Southern California, DES classes are accepted by many Judicial Jurisdictions nationwide. If you are Court-Ordered, DES strongly recommends that you confirm with the referral source that desacademy.com classes will be compliant with that jurisdiction’s policies before signing up.
Welcome to Diversified Education Services on-line classes. Please note that you MUST read all written materials, watch in their entirety each of the included videos, and score 80% or higher on all quizzes to be eligible to receive a Diversified Education Services issued Certificate of Completion. Please note, Diversified Education Services reserves the right to deny a [...]
OBJECTIVE: To give the participant a better understanding of what "Gateway" means and the three most prevalent substances used in today's society. A gateway substance is any substance that is legal or “legal with specific restrictions” (i.e. Marijuana ~ Doctors Referral (Prescription) that can lead to trying a variety of illicit drugs in the hopes [...]
OBJECTIVE: The student will learn about the affects of Marijuana on the teenage mind and body COMMON NAMES Marijuana, Cannabis, Pot, Weed, Grass, Mary Jane DESCRIPTION Cannabis is a leafy plant which grows wild in many of the tropic and temperate areas of the world. It is cultivated both indoors and out for the production of [...]
OBJECTIVE: To gain knowledge about NARCOTICS, INHALANTS, DEPRESSANTS, STIMULANTS and HALLUCINOGENS and the effects the abuse of these drugs has upon society and the human body. NARCOTICS, OPIATES OR OPIOIDS Definition~ A drug that dulls the senses, relieves pain and induces sleep. In excessive amounts it can cause stupor, coma, convulsions or death. MOST COMMON OPIATES ~Heroin ~Junk ~Smack [...]
OBJECTIVE: To gain knowledge about NARCOTICS, INHALANTS, DEPRESSANTS, STIMULANTS and HALLUCINOGENS and the effects the abuse of these drugs has upon society and the human body. ALCOHOL AND DRUGS Much of what has been said about alcohol also applies to drugs. California's drunk driving law is also a "drugged driving" law. It refers to "driving under the influence of [...]
OBJECTIVE: To give the student an understanding of the risks involved with taking drugs. WHAT FACTORS DETERMINE IF A PERSON WILL BECOME ADDICTED? No single factor determines whether a person will become addicted to drugs. The overall risk for addiction is impacted by the biological makeup of the individual - it can even be influenced [...]
OBJECTIVE: Participants will learn the severe consequences of substance abuse during pregnancy. Medical family and social issues will be in this lesson. CONSEQUENCES OF SUBSTANCE -- USE DURING PREGNANCY Research has clearly shown the consequences of substance use during pregnancy. Drug and alcohol use during pregnancy is a growing national problem. The number of infants [...]
OBJECTIVE: For the student to understand the parallel between using drugs and committing acts of violence and the tendency to take their pain and powerlessness and turn them into anger. COSTS COMPARISON What is the interplay of the drugs and the violence? One thing we know is this: The costs of using drugs and using [...]
OBJECTIVE: To provide the participants a history of the disease of chemical dependency, and to define the disease, define characteristics of the disease, and explain theories of causation for the disease. EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ~Change in Behavior ~Mood altering ~Poor judgment ~Impaired speech ~Lacks self – esteem ~Isolates ~Loss of control ~Lacks motivation ~Delayed reactions [...]
OBJECTIVE: This session is to provide the participant with guidance tools to help them develop problem solving skills. Each participant will work through the problem solving steps to use in day to day situations and give them a sense of organization and confidence about their choices. PROBLEM SOLVING STEPS Step One: Define the Problem ~Put the problem into perspective. [...]
OBJECTIVE: To help the Student understand why his/her life is important, identify reasons for living. How goal-setting and achievement is a natural, always occurring, human process. UNDERSTANDING GOAL SETTING AS A NATURAL HUMAN FUNCTION Human beings are goal-oriented and goal setting beings by nature the way we move through life is by setting goals and moving towards [...]
OBJECTIVE: To help the participant understand the concepts of self-esteem and self-image and to recognize positive and negative self-talk. Also, the participant will have a better understanding of the need to accept compliments and criticism in an appropriate manner. DEFINITION Self-esteem can best be defined as how one feels about him/herself. Having confidence, satisfaction and [...]
OBJECTIVE: Participants will learn the emotional, cognitive, and biological warning signs of relapse. The participants will also have the opportunity to identify their individual behavioral patterns as related to the relapse warning signs and the consequences of relapse will be explored. THE RELAPSE SYNDROME AS A PROCESS Relapse is generally viewed as the act of [...]