# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 207558301

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain prevention and early intervention strategies.


Explanation should include
  • risk and protective factors in opioid addiction
  • specific populations at risk of addiction
  • motivational interviewing and other communication strategies
  • naloxone co-prescribing
  • roles of family and social institutions in prevention and early intervention.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the physiological characteristics of opioid addiction?
  • What demographic is most affected by the opioid epidemic? What are some explanations for this?
  • How can provision of naloxone and training in its use be sustained financially?
  • What obligations do families and society as a whole have in preventing and providing early intervention related to drug addiction?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.