ERIC Number: ED309351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
Project Implementation through Cooperation with School Personnel and Community Leaders.
Powers, Mary Ann
The Drug Infusion Project is designed to assist rural school districts in their efforts to infuse drug education into their regular curriculum through comprehensive and integrated programming, which includes: (1) developing a statistical base through surveys; (2) training teachers in infusion techniques; (3) broadening the definition of "education" to include things learned from the family and community; and (4) involving the community in supporting a consistent, comprehensive, anti-drug message. The implementation process for the public information component of the Drug Education Infusion Project has combined schools with communities in an integrated effort to provide communitywide awareness of the regional adolescent drug problem and drug use risk factors. A critical element in attracting the support of necessary community leaders has been a systematic community awareness campaign. The media has responded by informing citizens of the region about project activities and drug education topics. The impact of the project has only begun with initial steps producing a glimmer of community involvement to combat the pervasive problem of drug abuse. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A