ERIC Number: ED334047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking New Ground for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth at Risk: Program Summaries. OSAP Technical Report 3.
National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Denver, CO.
This technical report examines the literature on substance abuse prevention programs among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, particularly high-risk youth, and reports on aspects of demonstration projects. The literature was reviewed for specific mention of attempted intervention activities focusing on alcohol and drug abuse prevention or related risk factors. Sixty strategies were identified and are described within the categories of: (1) historically significant programs; (2) programs targeting pregnancy and early child care; (3) programs targeting youth in foster care; (4) programs targeting Indian boarding school and public school populations; (5) community-based programs for youth; (6) residential programs for youth; (7) cultural enhancement for youth in the community; (8) programs within behavioral health clinics; and (9) intervention program planning. Most programs were promotional and primary in nature; educational and training activities predominated. Synopses of 16 Office for Substance Abuse Prevention grantee projects are presented, focusing on primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies. Managers of these demonstration projects were surveyed by telephone about program philosophy and beliefs, project characteristics, specific strategies, organizational structure and management, and evaluation. With the exception of rigorous evaluation, the projects showed moderate to strong adherence to factors associated with the success of prevention programs in general. This report contains 92 references, the survey instrument, and tables summarizing prevention activities. (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, Denver, CO.