ERIC Number: ED337734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
"I Was Always Too Busy, Am I Too Late?" A Parental Plea. A Program To Increase Parent Participation in Drug Education Prevention Programs and Activities.
Monahan, Michele Ann
The lack of parent involvement in an elementary school's parent drug education programs and related activities was addressed by the implementation of numerous strategies. Objectives included an increase in parent attendance at such programs and in completed and returned parent drug education homework assignments. Assisting in the implementation of selected strategies were students and parents. Students were involved in advertising the programs and in the writing of personal invitations for them. Parent volunteers assisted by making reminder phone calls to parents and by providing incentives to students whose parents were involved. Attendance sheets of parents attending drug education programs and the number of completed and returned parent homework assignments before strategies were implemented were compared to those after implementation. The results indicated increases in both parent attendance in drug education programs and in completed and returned parent homework assignments. Participation in the Drug Education Night for parents increased from 12 to 197 and participation in the Choices and Challenges Parent Drug Education Programs increased from 6 to 16. Parent homework assignments increased from between 32% and 43% to between 64% and 100%. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum Report, Nova University.