ERIC Number: ED132481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Alcohol Abuse Among Runaway Youth and Their Families. Survey of Alcohol Related Problems Among Runaway Youth Seen in Runaway Centers.
Treanor, William; van Houten, Therese
The objectives of this project are two-fold: (1) to provide runaway counselors--both professional and paraprofessional--with training in the knowledge and skills needed to effectively deal with runaways and families affected by alcohol abuse, and to evaluate the impact of this training, and (2) to document the incidence and degree of alcohol abuse among runaways and their families in a purposively selected sample of runaway centers. This report explains and summarizes the outcome of this second objective. The first chapter tells the reader about runaways and runaway programming, and summarizes available research on alcohol abuse in this runaway population, and in the general adolescent population. The remaining two chapters contain the survey methodology, hypotheses, and findings. These findings indicate that fifty percent (50%) of runaways are heavy alcohol users and that in at least twenty percent (20%) of their families at least one parent abuses alcohol--figures which certainly confirm the need for alcohol counseling capability in programs serving runaways. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Youth Alternatives Project, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Abbreviated version of the 1974-1975 Annual Report of the NYAP-NIAAA Study On Alcohol Abuse Among Runaway Youth and Their Families.