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Title: Drug and Delinquency Prevention in Independent Schools
Author(s): L M Haley; F A Scafidi; V Jackson; M Gissen; A Korf
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 98
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Village South, Inc
Miami, FL 33137
Grant Number: 92-JD-CX-0005
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Village South, Inc
3180 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report recommends ways to increase the effectiveness of school drug prevention programs.
Abstract: A literature review examined correlates of drug use, current prevention methods and their weaknesses, and requirements for successful prevention programs to be implemented in schools. Surveys were conducted with 449 students (21.7 percent male and 78.3 percent female) in grades 7-12, 120 parents, and 163 teachers from eight Miami private (nonpublic) schools. Differences between drug users and non-drug users and between schools with drug prevention programs and those without programs were investigated. Results show that drug users had more drug-using friends and more delinquent involvement. Non-drug users had higher family attachment (they were more likely to turn to parents for help with a drug problem) and higher school attachment (represented by higher satisfaction with teachers). Due to several curriculum weaknesses and implementation problems, the schools with prevention programs in this study did not have lower drug-use rates. Recommendations are offered for improvement in prevention curriculum planning and implementation in both public and private schools. Appended tables and study instruments
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Juvenile delinquency prevention; OJJDP grant-related documents; School delinquency programs
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