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Title: IT STARTS WITH PEOPLE - EXPERIENCES IN DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Author(s): H S RESNIK
Corporate Author: Porter, Novelli and Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Porter, Novelli and Associates
Washington, DC 20007
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Contract Number: 271-77-4509
Publication Number: (ADM) 79-590
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STATE-OF-THE-ART HANDBOOK ON DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, DIRECTED TO PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND OTHERS WISHING TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE AVOID DRUG USE, IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE BOOK IS BASED ON THE EXPERIENCES OF NUMEROUS PREVENTION PROGRAMS ASSESSED AS PART OF A RESEARCH AND REVIEW PROCESS, AND ON INTERVIEWS WITH LEADERS IN THE FIELD. SIX BASIC DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION STRATEGIES ARE EXAMINED: INFORMATION, AFFECTIVE EDUCATION, PEER AND CROSS-AGE TUTORING AND COUNSELING, LIFE CAREER PLANNING, ALTERNATIVES TO DRUG USE, AND PARENTING AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS--SCHOOL-BASED, COMMUNITY-BASED, COMMUNITYWIDE, AND MINORITY GROUP--FOR IMPLEMENTING PREVENTION PROGRAMS AND FOR CREATING INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE IS ALSO DISCUSSED. PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAM ORGANIZATION ARE CONSIDERED, INCLUDING NEEDS ASSESSMENT, TRAINING, LEADERSHIP, STAFFING, FUNDING, EVALUATION, PUBLIC RELATIONS, COALITIONS, AND DEALING WITH SCHOOLS. THROUGHOUT THE HANDBOOK, REFERENCES TO ONGOING PREVENTION PROGRAMS ARE USED TO EXEMPLIFY THE STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES UNDER DISCUSSION. IN ADDITION, PROFILES ARE PRESENTED OF THE FOLLOWING THREE PROGRAMS: THE GLOUCESTER EXPERIMENT (GLOUCESTER, MASS.); YOUTH SELF HELP (NEVADA CITY, CALIF.); AND PROJECT PROMISE (WASHOE COUNTY, NEV.). FOOTNOTES, 50 REFERENCES AND A DIRECTORY OF SINGLE STATE AGENCIES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug prevention programs; Program coordination; Program planning
Note: FORMERLY DHEW PUBLICATION NO. (ADM) 78-590
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