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Title: Profiles of Successful Drug Prevention Programs, 1988-89: Drug-Free School Recognition Program
Corporate Author: US Dept of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These profiles of successful drug prevention programs highlight the techniques, strategies, and activities used by the 47 winning schools from the 1988-89 Drug-Free School Recognition Program.
Abstract: The Drug-Free School Recognition Program was established in 1987 to focus national attention on successful drug prevention efforts in schools. It is a competitive evaluation and award program that identifies and recognizes public and private elementary and secondary schools whose comprehensive prevention programs have prevented or reduced student substance use. Nominated schools must have a program that has been in place a sufficient period of time to provide evidence of prevention or a significant decrease in the incidence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, resulting in a climate conducive to remaining or becoming drug free. The 1988-89 winners came from 24 States and the District of Columbia and include 23 high schools, 12 junior high and middle schools, and 12 elementary schools. The seven criteria by which nominated schools are judges are the recognition and assessment of drug problems, the setting and enforcing of policies, teaching drug prevention, staff development, student involvement, parent involvement, and community involvement.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): School delinquency programs; Youth involvement in crime prevention
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