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NCJ Number: 158449 Find in a Library
Title: Our Chance: Drug Prevention and Skill-Building, Ages 10-12
Corporate Author: 18720 Oxnard St
Best Foundation for a Drug-Free Tommorrow
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 298
Sponsoring Agency: 18720 Oxnard St
Tarzana, CA 91356
Conrad Hilton Foundation
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Nancy Reagan Foundation
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sale Source: 18720 Oxnard St
Best Foundation for a Drug-Free Tommorrow
Tarzana, CA 91356
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This kit contains a guidebook and six videos designed to foster discussions and activities that will help children ages 10-12 develop the knowledge and social skills required to resist drug use.
Abstract: Each video portrays two stories, each with a theme that pertains to behaviors that can help prevent drug abuse. One video shows how self-respect and a sense of responsibility help a girl make healthy choices when she is faced with negative peer pressure, along with a story that shows the value of role-playing in learning how to refuse enticements to use drugs. Another video portrays a story about how one girl created a fun and healthy life for herself even through she was in a difficult situation, as well as what to do when a friend is in trouble because of alcohol or other drugs. A third video shows how a girl adjusts to stressful situations such as loneliness and disappointment and also tells a story about two boys who are at risk for alcoholism because of personal problems and family histories of alcohol use. A video explores how the media influences behavior, often in negative ways, as well as how a boy under stress makes some unhealthy choices and has to deal with their consequences. The fifth video shows how children learn about healthy choices from role models such as parents, as well as the value of a positive self-concept in resisting drugs. A sixth video for leaders explains how to start the program. The guidebook introduces the program to leaders, describes "warm-ups" for the group, outlines discussion issues from the videos, suggests creative activities, and provides facts and resources.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; School delinquency programs; Social skills training
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