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NCJ Number: 184767 
Title: Anti-Drug Education at Home: An Invitation to Share Newspaper Reading with Your Child
Corporate Author: New York Times
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: New York Times
New York, NY 10036
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Washington, DC 20500
Sale Source: New York Times
229 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.nytimes.com/learning 
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Brochure/Pamphlet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This flyer provides guidelines and suggested activities that parents of middle-school students can use at home in conjunction with reading the New York Times newspaper to strengthen their child’s social skills and life skills and to prevent their smoking, drinking, or using illicit drugs.
Abstract: The discussion notes that parents can use many of the techniques of the Times' program, "Anti-Drug Education with the New York Times," sponsored by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. It also notes that the overall upbringing that children receive at home has the largest role in drug prevention. The most effective drug prevention strategies for adults working with young people include strengthening social skills, fostering life skills, enhancing critical thinking, strengthening academic skills, fostering interactive learning, and providing accurate and relevant information about drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and inhalants. Parents can also use nine specific activities that will lead to communication between parent and child; this communication is the best way to keep young people away from drugs. Telephone number and website for the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Communication techniques; Drug abuse causes; Drug abuse education; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug use; Life skills training; Media coverage; Media support; Parent-Child Relations; Parental attitudes; Parental influence; Social skills training
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