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NCJ Number: 157635 Find in a Library
Title: Growing Free: An Alcohol and Drug Life Skills Program
Corporate Author: Child Development Specialist Program
Student Service Dept
Portland Public Schools
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: Child Development Specialist Program
Portland, OR 97214
Sale Source: Child Development Specialist Program
Student Service Dept
Portland Public Schools
Child Services Ctr
531 SE 14th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents a curriculum for a school-based alcohol and drug life skills program.
Abstract: The curriculum is designed to support elementary school children by giving them information on drugs, alcohol, and alcoholism; providing an opportunity to share and express their feelings related to alcohol abuse; helping them develop communication and coping skills; teaching refusal skills; demonstrating problemsolving skills; and emphasizing their potential for personal growth. The curriculum includes a staff presentation and a presentation to parents. Activity sessions for students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades focus on alcohol awareness, stress, coping skills, peer pressure, refusal skills, and decisionmaking. The curriculum also outlines counseling group activity sessions, and lesson plans for those sessions, targeted at children of alcoholics.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Children of alcoholics; Drug abuse education
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