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NCJ Number: 218996 Find in a Library
Title: Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders, Second Edition
Author(s): Elizabeth B. Robertson Ph.D.; Susan L. David MPH; Suman A. Rao Ph.D.
Corporate Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: October 2003
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Publication Number: 04-4212(A)
Sale Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Technical Assistance
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide (second edition) provides the findings of updated research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which has been used to develop principles for preventing drug use among children and adolescents, so as to guide parents, educators, and community leaders in planning and implementing effective prevention efforts.
Abstract: The guide's first section presents principles for the design, planning, and delivery of drug prevention programs based on research. Principles of drug prevention planning are distinguished for family programs, school programs, and community programs. Five principles are presented for prevention program delivery in general. Following the statement of principles for program design, planning, and delivery, three chapters pose various questions pertinent to drug prevention that targets children and youth. Each question is answered with relevant research findings. The chapters focus on questions and answers that deal with risk and protective factors for drug use, planning for drug abuse prevention in the community, and applying prevention principles to drug abuse prevention programs. A fourth chapter provides examples of research-based school drug abuse prevention programs. The programs are categorized as "universal" programs, "selective" programs, "indicated" programs, and "tiered" programs. Various types of program examples are shown for elementary, middle, and high schools. The concluding chapter lists selected annotated resources and references.
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse causes; Parent education; Parental influence; Program design; Program implementation; Program planning; Research uses in policymaking; School delinquency programs; School health services; School influences on crime
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