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NCJ Number: 169905 Find in a Library
Title: Parenting for Prevention: How To Raise a Child To Say No to Alcohol and Other Drugs
Author(s): D J Wilmes
Editor(s): C A Reilly
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 247
Sponsoring Agency: Johnson Institute
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Publication Number: ISBN 0-935908-46-3
Sale Source: Johnson Institute
7205 Ohms Lane
Minneapolis, MN 55439
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual for parents presents detailed instructions on how to prevent children from using alcohol and other drugs by teaching children positive and practical life skills.
Abstract: The social skills described enable youth to handle stress and be psychologically as well as physically healthy. Five introductory chapters explain parents' roles as enablers of alcohol and other drug use, present facts about juvenile alcohol and other drug use, emphasize the importance of avoiding mixed messages, and outline job descriptions for parents and youth. The next six chapters explain how parents should teach the specific skills of feeling-processing, decisionmaking, establishing positive behavior, mood maintenance, communication, and refusal. Each chapter provides specific recommendations on what to do and say and what to avoid. The final two chapters analyze issues and present practical suggestions related to the impacts of parental use of alcohol and other drugs and parents who are recovering from alcoholism or drug dependence. Checklists, figures, index, and list of resource organizations
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; Parent education; Parent-Child Relations; Parental attitudes; Parental influence; Social skills training
Note: Revised edition
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