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NCJ Number: 122955 Find in a Library
Title: Team Up for Drug Prevention With America's Young Athletes
Corporate Author: Drug Enforcement Admin
US Dept of Justice
United States of America

National High School Athletic Coaches Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Enforcement Admin
Springfield, VA 22152
National High School Athletic Coaches Assoc
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents materials designed to help school athletic coaches develop a drug abuse prevention program for student athletes.
Abstract: The guidelines emphasize that athletic coaches are uniquely qualified to be involved in this effort and urge readers to involve other coaches and teachers in the effort. They also recommend that coaches discuss the materials with their school principals. The materials explain the effects of athletics on youth, the reasons why athletes use alcohol and other drugs, the enabling behaviors of coaches, and the coach's responsibilities regarding chemical abuse by students. They also present suggestions on how to start a drug prevention program for athletes, a nine-step program for athletes, suggestions for team captains, an initial survey to be given to athletes, sample letters to parents, and a survey of coaches.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Recreation; School delinquency programs; School influences on crime
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