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50 Years of ERIC
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Stuart-Cassel, Victoria; Bell, Ariana; Springer, J. Fred – Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education, 2011
Bullying in schools has become widely viewed as an urgent social, health, and education concern that has moved to the forefront of public debate on school legislation and policy. The Columbine High School shooting in 1999 was the first of many high-profile incidents of violent behavior that appeared to implicate bullying as an underlying cause…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Laws, Educational Policy
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Shamblen, Stephen R.; Springer, J. Fred – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
There is an absence of systematic, comparative research examining the negative consequences that are experienced as a result of using specific substances. Further, techniques typically used for needs assessment (i.e., prevalence proportions) do not take into account the probability of experiencing a negative consequence as a result of using…
Descriptors: Severity (of Disability), Probability, Prevention, Incidence
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Sale, Elizabeth; Bellamy, Nikki; Springer, J. Fred; Wang, Min Qi – Journal of Primary Prevention, 2008
This study adds to the limited research on the potential importance of the quality of the relationship between adult prevention service providers and youth participants in enhancing social skills and strengthening prevention outcomes. Study subjects were drawn from seven prevention programs funded under a Youth Mentoring Initiative by the Center…
Descriptors: Health Services, Mentors, Substance Abuse, Intervention
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Sale, Elizabeth; Sambrano, Soledad; Springer, J. Fred; Turner, Charles W. – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Reports findings from a national longitudinal cross-site evaluation of high-risk youth to clarify the relationships between risk and protective factors and substance use. Findings suggest that multi-dimensional prevention programming stressing the fostering of conventional anti-substance use attitudes among parents and peers and development of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correlation, Family Relationship, High Risk Students
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Springer, J. Fred; Sale, Elizabeth; Kasim, Rafa; Winter, William; Sambrano, Soledad; Chipungu, Sandra – Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 2004
This study assesses the degree to which culturally specific interventions enhance substance abuse prevention effectiveness for targeted cultural groups. A large and diverse (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian) sample of 10,500 youth across 48 programs was obtained. Youth participating in culturally specific programming showed…
Descriptors: Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Substance Abuse, Youth
Springer, J. Fred; Sambrano, Soledad; Sale, Elizabeth; Kasim, Rafa; Herman, Jack – 2002
This multiple-site study assessed 48 prevention programs for high-risk youth funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, identifying program characteristics associated with strong substance abuse prevention outcomes. Data analysis indicated that substance abuse programs reduced rates of substance use, and the positive effects of program…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children, Community Involvement
Springer, J. Fred; Sambrano, Soledad; Sale, Elizabeth; Kasim, Rafa; Hermann, Jack – 2002
This document summarizes findings from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's National Cross-Site Evaluation of High-Risk Youth Programs, which identified characteristics associated with strong substance abuse prevention outcomes in 48 prevention programs. Major findings include: as youth age, levels of risk and protection shift considerably,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children, Community Involvement
Springer, J. Fred; Sambrano, Soledad; Sale, Elizabeth; Kasim, Rafa; Hermann, Jack – 2002
This document summarizes findings from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's National Cross-Site Evaluation of High-Risk Youth Programs, which identified characteristics associated with strong substance abuse prevention outcomes in 48 prevention programs. Results indicate that overall, boys and girls respond to prevention differently. Boys…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children, Community Involvement
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Chipungu, Sandra S.; Hermann, John; Sambrano, Soledad; Nistler, Mary; Sale, Elizabeth; Springer, J. Fred – Journal of Black Psychology, 2000
Examined characteristics of 12 substance abuse prevention programs serving African American youth. Findings indicated that African American youth exhibited lower use rates than most other ethnic groups, but by age 16-18 years, use was prevalent. Africentric principles and themes integrated into the prevention programs contributed to higher rates…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Afrocentrism, Black Culture, Cultural Relevance
Hermann, Jack; Sambrano, Soledad; Springer, J. Fred; Nister, Mary; Sale, Elizabeth; Brounstein, Paul J.; Cordray, David; Shadish, Will; Kasim, Rafa; Pan, Wei – 2002
This document summarizes findings from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's National Cross-Site Evaluation of High-Risk Youth Programs, which identified characteristics associated with strong substance abuse prevention outcomes in 48 prevention programs. It provides concrete guidance regarding what elements of design and implementation are…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children, Community Involvement