ERIC Number: ED392701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Community "San Gregorio." A Christian Educative Response to the Problem of Drug Abuse in Youth Aged 12-18 Years.
Lamus, Jose Antonio Lopez; Sarmiento, Albeiro Saldana
This pamphlet describes the "San Gregorio" pilot program in Latin America, the first of its type on the continent as a program specifically for adolescent drug addicts. The Christian educative program is designed for males 12-18 years of age, who are addicted to psycho-active substances and evidence serious behavioral problems. It is also aimed at the families of these young people. Two underlying philosophies form the basis of the community: faith in mankind; and faith in God. The San Gregorio community is located in the village of Las Parcelas in the district of Cota, 20 minutes from Bogota, Colombia, and can accommodate 50 young people accompanied by 13 trainers. The booklet describes the program, its sponsors, and mission. (EH)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Christianity, Cooperative Programs, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Cooperation, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Males, Social Problems, Substance Abuse
International Catholic Child Bureau, 866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 529, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Catholic Child Bureau, Inc., New York, NY.
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