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NCJ Number: 169975 Find in a Library
Title: Approach to Primary Prevention of Drug Abuse Among Children and Youth-Parental Influence (From Drug Abuse: Foundation for a Psychosocial Approach, P 42-50, 1984, Seymour Eiseman and Joseph A Wingard, et al, eds. - See NCJ-169972)
Author(s): S Eiseman
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
Amityville, NY 11701
Sale Source: Baywood Publishing Co, Inc.
26 Austin Avenue
P.O. Box 337
Amityville, NY 11701
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Guidelines are offered for the development of effective parent-child relationships to help children avoid drugs as a way of life.
Abstract: Parents have always exerted a strong influence on the behavior of their children, and many researchers in the fields of medicine and psychology have attempted to explain the etiology of drug use by young people and the important role of parents in children's drug use decisions. Parents need guidelines to develop their own personal programs of primary prevention and to help their children decide against drug use. Guidelines are presented that focus on developing decision-making skills among children, giving and receiving love, creating a positive self-image, perceived and demonstrated caring, and possessing accurate knowledge about drugs. Parents need to recognize they cannot protect their children against all of life's frustrations. Time, patience, courage, and determination may be the necessary ingredients in creating a positive future for children and young people. 12 references
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug use; Parent and child education; Parent education; Parent-Child Relations; Parental influence
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