ERIC Number: ED188047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Better Schools, Better People: How Schools Can Help to Prevent Drug and Alcohol Abuse.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
These materials represent first hand documentations of 25 school-based drug abuse prevention program activities and experiences in the state of California. The programs, based on the premise that effective prevention programs improve a school's atmosphere for learning and growth, are described in terms of their design, implementation, and assessment components as well as the roles taken by school personnel, the State Department of Education, community agencies, county agencies, and the county superintendent to insure their success. The rationale for such programs is presented through discussion of specific program strategies including self-esteem building, communication training, values clarification, decision making/problem solving, information gathering, peer tutoring and counseling, and parent education. A "pyramid of prevention" is diagrammed for the reader and issues related to program survival, i.e., politics, funding, evaluation, and training, are examined. A selected bibliography, with addresses and contacts of print, audiovisual, curriculum materials, clearinghouse, and training resources is also included. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Descriptions, School Activities, School Community Relationship, School Personnel, School Role, State of the Art Reviews, Student Behavior, Youth Problems
Publication Sales, California State Dept. of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.