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NCJ Number: 151310 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Drug Prevention With Youth Training Curriculum
Author(s): S V Jarvis
Corporate Author: Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 181
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Southeastern Network of Youth and Family Services
Athens, GA 30605
University of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK 74119
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Grant Number: 90CK2.086/01
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878848-38-0
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

University of Oklahoma
National Resource Ctr for Youth Services
202 West 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This curriculum provides information and guidance for youth in developing the skills they will need to understand their own or others' alcohol and drug problems.
Abstract: The first section provides some basic information about drugs and drug abuse: how much juveniles are using drugs, why they might be using drugs, the link to HIV/AIDS, the addiction process, types and effects of drugs, and modes of treatment. This section is intended as a reference for those who work with youth. Another section focuses on information and techniques needed in working with individuals from various racial and ethnic groups. This is followed by a discussion of peer educator/youth involvement programs and guidelines for the effective uses of group experiences. The aforementioned sections provide general information useful for the group leader. The last sections present the outlines and exercises for each of the instruction sessions. The first session examines why people use drugs and alcohol, who is affected by drug and alcohol abuse, what a user can do about it, and where a user can turn. The curriculum uses videos, role plays, and group exercises that are designed for small group settings in youth service programs, after- school programs, and community centers. Resources and references encompass treatment resources for youth and their families, organizations and programs, materials and program information, funding opportunities, the Radar Network, State alcoholism and drug abuse program directors, and 52 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug abusers
Index Term(s): Curriculum; Drug abuse education; Drug treatment programs
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