ERIC Number: ED270715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug-4
Reference Count: 0
Schools without Drugs. What Works.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This book focuses on the prevention of drug and alcohol use by children. It is intended for use by parents, teachers, students, religious and community leaders, and others interested in drug prevention. The book, which begins with a letter by Nancy Reagan and an introduction by Secretary of Education, William J. Bennett, stresses the seriousness of the drug problem. A section on children and drugs examines the extent of drug use among young people, explains how drug use develops, describes the effects of various drugs, and discusses drug use and learning. Two fact sheets, "Drugs and Dependence" and "Cocaine: Crack," are included. The section on a plan for action contains separate recommendations on what can be done by parents, schools, students, and communities. Suggestions for parents involve instilling responsibility, providing supervision, and recognizing drug use. A fact sheet on signs of drug use is included. Schools are given recommendations on how to assess the problem, set and enforce policy, teach about drug prevention, and enlist the community. Fact sheets on legal questions and selecting drug prevention materials are included. Five school programs are profiled to illustrate how communities can develop and implement effective drug education and prevention policies. Suggestions for students involve learning the facts and helping to fight drug use. Communities are encouraged to provide support and to use tough law enforcement. Three special sections conclude this report: (1) teaching about drug prevention; (2) how the law can help; and (3) resources, which contains information on specific drugs and their effects, sources of information and numerous references under 11 headings. A four-page news release summarizing the book is also included. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Community Role, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Role, Prevention, School Role, Student Responsibility
Schools Without Drugs, Pueblo, CO 81009 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.