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  NCJ Number: NCJ 223595  Add to Shoppping Cart  
  Title: Adventures of McGruff and Scruff in Indian Country. A Drug and Violence Prevention Comic-Activity Book
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: National Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
  Date Published: 2002
  Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This interactive graphic magazine teaches Native American children about their own reservations and communities, using the McGruff the Crime Dog and his nephew, Scruff.
  Abstract: Children trust McGruff the Crime Dog, characterized as an adult who cares about children and provides them helpful advice. Scruff, McGruff’s nephew is characterized as a child figure and often gets into situations that children readers may have encountered or worried about involving alcohol and other drugs, gangs, and weapons. By remembering his uncle’s good advice, Scruff is shown to be better able to handle the problems he encounters. This 2002 printing of the magazine offers children sound advice on places to go for help, places to avoid, ways to resist peer pressure, what to do if a weapon or drugs turn up, and how to turn to adults for help. Parents are encouraged to build upon the messages in the magazine by reading stories aloud or having the child read the stories aloud to them. Word games, hidden pictures, crossword puzzles, and other games enhance the messages using interactive play activities.
  Main Term(s): American Indians ; Crime prevention education ; McGruff
  Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention ; Youth involvement in crime prevention ; Gang Prevention ; Parent and child education ; Prevention and Education (drug) ; Tribal Youth Programs
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-DD-BX-K003
  Sale Source: National Crime Prevention Council
2001 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
  Type: Youth-Oriented Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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