ERIC Number: ED333280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Turning Points: A Resource Guide on Teenagers, Pregnancy, Alcohol, and Other Drugs.
Bankston, Karen; Strong, Sherrill
This resource guide was written for teachers; school counselors and nurses; principals and school administrators; other professionals in health care, family planning, alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) prevention and treatment; and community agencies who work with pregnant teenagers and their partners. It is designed to help these practitioners educate adolescents about the effects of alcohol and other drug use during pregnancy and parenting. Basic information is included about alcohol, other drugs and pregnancy and about special risks for AODA that affect pregnant teenagers. Strategies are suggested to help pregnant teenagers develop self-esteem, decision-making and other skills, and the support they need to avoid alcohol and other drugs. Tips are offered for intervention and counseling with pregnant adolescents. The emphasis is on psychoactive drugs, also known as mind-altering or mood-altering drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs like marijuana and cocaine, and some prescription and over-the-counter medication. Several activities are included throughout the book that can be used with teenagers who are pregnant. Copies of these exercises as worksheets are provided at the end of the guide. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Counselors; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Clearinghouse, Madison.