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NCJ Number: 170868 Find in a Library
Title: Implementation and Evaluation of Substance Abuse Prevention Programs in Culturally Diverse Communities: An Introduction
Journal: Drugs & Society  Volume:12  Issue:1/2  Dated:(1998)  Pages:1-5
Author(s): J A De Jong; J Valentine; N J Kennedy
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 5
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Over the past decade, concern over drug and alcohol abuse among children and adolescents led to more funding for research on the etiology and prevention of substance abuse.
Abstract: In 1987, the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP), later called the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), funded 130 demonstration programs for the prevention of substance abuse among high-risk youth. In the decade following this first generation of programs, a second generation of programs was funded by OSAP/CSAP that focused on comprehensive programs to deal with multiple risk factors. A defining characteristic of second generation programs was the customization of interventions. While first generation programs generally experimented with limited interventions, documented participation and satisfaction with services, and tested effects of specific protocols, second generation programs changed the focus to a demonstration logic model, one that defined sources or correlates of the problem in a specific population and selected multiple interventions to strategically address multiple contributors to the problem. In addition, second generation programs emphasized collaboration, encouraged innovation rather than rigid adherence to specific protocols, and applied multiple interventions to multiple domains. 5 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Drug abuse; Drug research; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Model programs; Underage Drinking
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