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NCJ Number: 154490 Find in a Library
Title: Safe and Sound: A Violence and AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Prevention Program
Author(s): K Vail-Smith; D M White
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 176
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau For At-Risk Youth
Plainview, NY 11803-0760
Sale Source: Bureau For At-Risk Youth
135 Dupont Street
P.O. Box 760
Plainview, NY 11803-0760
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This curriculum is designed to provide students in grade 4-8 with knowledge and skills that contribute to preventing violence and the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD).
Abstract: Each of the 26 lessons incorporates a variety of strategies to actively involve the students. The first component of the program stresses decisionmaking skills; the process outlined here includes gathering and evaluating information, generating alternatives, evaluating the consequences of each alternative, selecting an alternative, implementing the choice, and reinforcing the choice. The second section covers information on violence, emphasizing conflict resolution skills, de-escalation, and compromise. This curriculum takes a "no use" approach to the use of ATOD and does not support a responsible use approach; the program focuses on providing accurate information about alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and cocaine. The final section of the curriculum is aimed at helping young children become peer educators, positive role models, and socializing agents for their own peer group and their younger classmates. 6 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Decisionmaking; Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug use; Positive peer culture; Violence prevention
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