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NCJ Number: 165462 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Use and Its Prevention: A Survey of Classroom Practices
Journal: Behavioral Disorders  Volume:20  Issue:4  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:279-289
Author(s): M Genaux; D P Morgan; S G Friedman
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 11
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A nationwide survey gathered information about drug prevention teaching among 109 teachers of students with behavior problems.
Abstract: The participants were randomly selected from the membership list of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, an affiliate of the Council for Exceptional Children. Results revealed that little is being done to provide students with behavioral disorders with this kind of programming. The teachers did not agree about the priority to give to drug abuse prevention in relation to other subjects. About one-third assigned drug prevention highest priority; about one-third assigned it lowest priority. In addition, the teachers reported that parents of students with behavioral disorders were virtually absent from prevention program efforts. They regarded lack of time, lack of curriculum materials, and lack of adequate funding as the greatest impediments to prevention programming. Findings indicated the need for systematic attention to a variety of issues that affect drug prevention efforts. Tables and 25 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Elementary school education; High school education; Problem behavior
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