ERIC Number: ED332308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
At-Risk Youth in Crisis: A Handbook for Collaboration between Schools and Social Services. Volume 4: Substance Abuse.
Linn-Benton Education Services District, Albany, OR.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Among the behavior management challenges in schools today is the question of how to deal with substance abuse among youth. Facts about student alcohol and drug use are provided in this handbook. Watching for school and home related behavioral indicators of drug use is an immediate concern for schools. Drug use follows a six-stage continuum: no interest, interest, experimental use, regular use, harmful involvement, and dependency. Proper responses to substance use situations require a policy that considers the situation type (five are described), decision-making process, and documentation procedures. How school personnel can respond at the classroom, building, and district level is discussed and procedural considerations are outlined. Basic communication ingredients and skills are discussed to help ensure successful communication with students about substance abuse. Training components of substance abuse education and awareness for students, faculty, parents, and the community are delineated. Four principles of policy development and an 11-step development process follow. Three sections address areas essential to policy content: student conduct and discipline; prevention; and identification and intervention. A sample alcohol and drug use student behavior and discipline policy and examples of community resources for assistance in substance abuse situations conclude the handbook. (13 references) (EJS)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Early Intervention, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Potential Dropouts, School Responsibility, School Role, Self Destructive Behavior, Special Needs Students, Substance Abuse, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($7.50 prepaid; $2.50 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Linn-Benton Education Services District, Albany, OR.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.