ERIC Number: ED230873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
On the Sidelines: An Adult Leader Guide for Youth Alcohol Programs.
Kassebaum, Patricia; And Others
This booklet presents practical ideas and suggestions intended to help adults develop and support alcohol abuse prevention projects for youths. The first of five major sections considers the following topics: realistic goals for a prevention program; effective prevention approaches; key factors in achieving a working relationship with teenagers; alcohol information and referral resources; common questions asked by teens and appropriate responses; encouraging teens' interests;, meeting teens' needs and expectations; building a functioning, interactive group; adult leaders' needs and tasks; evaluation; rewarding group members; possible pitfalls; and community support. The second section deals with planning issues and discusses choosing a project; defining group purposes; planning tasks; short-term group projects; community outreach projects; introducing new skills; developing a long-term peer program; providing peer training; assessing adult leader skills; and group member selection. The third section provides profiles of sample projects, including short-term, long-term, community outreach, and peer program projects. The fourth section lists and describes resources for alcohol information, working with youth groups, and peer program guides; resources include mailing addresses. The last section lists leadership resources for adults and youths. (WAS)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Drinking, Group Guidance, Leadership Training, Prevention, Program Development, Resource Materials, Self Directed Groups, Youth, Youth Leaders, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Alcohol Information (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: For a related document, see ED 174 868.