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Title: Providing Alternative Activities: A Guide To Expanding School- Based Prevention
Author(s): A S Bickel
Corporate Author: Western Regional Ctr for Drug-Free Schools and Communities
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency:
Portland, OR 97204
Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee
Contract Number: S188A80003
Sale Source: Western Regional Ctr for Drug-Free Schools and Communities
101 SW Main Street
Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document describes some types of nonclassroom school- based drug prevention strategies.
Abstract: The expansion of school-based prevention beyond the classroom can help students apply the knowledge they acquire in the classroom to daily decisionmaking activities, extend the consistency of prevention messages throughout the school and into the wider community, provide positive peer group interactions, reach students who do not respond well to traditional classroom activities, and provide healthy socialization experiences for both student and family. School-based prevention strategies range from information and awareness campaigns to various after school programs, including peer helper programs, teen conferences, support groups, performing arts groups, role model and mentor programs, prevention clubs, service projects, and environmental change projects. These programs all strive to encourage healthy lifestyles, change attitudes, influence social norms, reduce problems associated with drug use, and mobilize school and community resources to meet children's needs. 12 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juvenile drug use
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