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ERIC Number: ED142878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-24
Pages: 18
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[Statement Before the Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate.]
Nowliss, Helen H.
The Drug Education Program is funded by Education Personnel Development funds from the Office of Education. Its goals are: (1) reinforcing non-use of drugs; (2) discouraging experimentation; and (3) preventing or intervening in destructive uses of all substances. Its philosophy emphasizes both use and non-use of substances as behavior, and looks to behavioral and social sciences for ways of understanding and influencing those behaviors. This paper reports on the activities of the program since its inception in 1970. After setting up some pilot programs, the group decided that its most effective role would be one of leadership, training and resources. It therefore set up a network of five regional resource centers, which offer training to small teams from many local communities. During training, teams are exposed to a broad range of activities, including needs assessment, program planning, team building, group, individual and peer counseling alternatives to substance abuse, communication skills, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution skills and skills in marshalling local support for their programs. After returning to the community, teams implement counseling, teacher training, workshops and other activities suited to their area's needs. Many teams have been successful, but the need in this area is still very great. (BP)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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