ERIC Number: ED276936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Drug Free School: What School Executives Can Do. Education USA Executive Summary #1.
McCurdy, Jack, Ed.; And Others
This document presents an executive summary concerned with drug use in the schools. The introduction outlines the dimensions of the problem and the prevalence of drug use among adolescents. A section entitled "What Works" reports on the state-of-the-art drug prevention program which involves the social influence/resistance skills technique. Four key elements of this approach are described: (1) correction of misperceptions; (2) peer resistance skills; (3) family influences; and (4) media influences. New and old drug prevention programs are discussed; when, where, and how to use drug prevention programs are considered; intervention programs are described; and a comprehensive effort is recommended. A section on reviewing and evaluating drug programs discusses characteristics of a good drug policy, how to develop a drug policy, needs assessment, program evaluation, and legal issues in drug programs. The final section examines how to effectively communicate an anti-drug program. It provides information on getting organized, publicizing school board policy and procedures, developing a public relations plan, forming an action committee, cooperating with other agencies, educating the school staff about their role, fighting rumors, cooperating with reporters, and evaluating efforts. Information is provided for obtaining additional resources in drug prevention. (NB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adolescents, Board of Education Policy, Children, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Public Relations, School Role
National School Public Relations Association, 1501 Lee Highway, Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22209.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.