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NCJ Number: 168219 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention Programs Reviewed: What Works? (From Drug-Free Youth, P 22-45, 1997, Elaine Norman, ed. - See NCJ-168217)
Author(s): E Norman; S Turner; S J Zunz; K Stillson
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Garland Publishing, Inc.
New York, NY 10003-3304
Sale Source: Garland Publishing, Inc.
19 Union Square
West Floor 8
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United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter details the components of the major school-based curriculum-type prevention programs used in the past 20 years and reports on research evaluations of each strategy.
Abstract: Figures on adolescent substance use were lower in 1994 than for most previous years. Explanations for the drop include: the fad quality of taking drugs has worn off; their symbolic value as a form of rebellion has decreased; adolescents have been affected by the general movement in the United States toward more healthy lifestyles; political and professional leaders have taken a stand against using drugs; and parents, schools, communities, and media have become more sophisticated in their message about, and their programs concerning, the non-use of such substances. This chapter focuses on the anti-use messages and programs. In addition to detailing the components of major school-based curriculum-type prevention programs, the chapter reports on research evaluations of each strategy; reviews the theories of human behavior upon which each of the major prevention strategies was based; and gives a list of many of the successful programs and sources of curriculum materials and training in program use. References
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Drug prevention programs; Exemplary programs; Juvenile program evaluation; Juveniles; Program design; Program evaluation; School based family services; Theory
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