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NCJ Number: 200298 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Use, Delinquent Behavior, & Risk and Protective Factors Among Students in the State of Missouri: 2002
Author(s): Carol J. Evans Ph.D.; Melissa A. Novak MSW; Maricelly A. Daltro MPA
Corporate Author: Missouri Institute of Mental Health
Division of Child & Family Mental Health Services
United States of America
Date Published: June 2002
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Dept of Mental Health
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Missouri Institute of Mental Health
Saint Louis, MO 63139
Sale Source: Missouri Dept of Mental Health
Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
1706 E. Elm
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102
United States of America
Document: PDF
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the statewide findings obtained from the Missouri 2002 Student Survey on the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, and also presents findings on risk and protective factors for drug abuse and delinquent behavior in Missouri youths.
Abstract: Approximately 12,000 randomly selected 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in 276 schools throughout Missouri completed a survey designed to provide data on the prevalence of substance abuse by Missouri public students. The goal was to provide comparative data that could be used to assess the similarities and differences at the local, regional, State, and national levels. The study also provides data about the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention and treatment programs and risk and protective factors related to substance abuse. Chapter 1 presents the purpose of the study and reviews the literature in the area. Chapter 2 outlines the research methodology and its strengths and limitations. Information about instrumentation, sampling, recruitment, and data collection is presented. Chapter 3 reports on the prevalence of substance use among the target population of Missouri students. Chapter 4 analyzes the prevalence of violence and delinquent behavior as reported by Missouri students. Chapter 5 assesses the protective and risk factors associated with substance abuse, such as the impact of school, community, family, and peer groups. Chapter 6 summarizes the results of the analysis and discusses the implications of the study for policymaking. Appendices include supplementary tables, documents used during data collection, and the survey questionnaire used in the study. References, tables, figures, appendices
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use; Missouri
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile program needs assessment; Juvenile statistics; Surveys; Underage Drinking
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