ERIC Number: ED337858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Sharing Your Success: Summaries of Successful Programs and Strategies Supporting Drug-Free Schools and Communities.
Ertle, Vicki, Comp.; Gabriel, Roy M., Comp.
Many schools have identified successful strategies for prevention of drug abuse in attempting to make neighborhoods, schools, and communities healthier places to learn. One hundred and four summaries of these programs and practices are given in eight subject categories. First, peer programs describe a variety of ways in which young people help, comfort, empathize with, listen to, and support each other. Second, student assistance programs (including support groups, alternative classes, and adult mentoring programs) focus on not punishing but giving help to youth who may need extra support. Third, community partnerships have citizens join together to work on a process to solve common problems. Fourth, parent programs (family support) use various approaches to encourage parent and family participation. Fifth, comprehensive programs include policies that specifically address prevention and intervention activities rather than just discipline codes. Sixth, county and state initiatives make possible electronic networking, comprehensive parenting programs, regional collaboration, and the production of culturally appropriate materials. Examples of district-produced curriculum and staff development programs are provided in the seventh category. The eighth category includes special events and annual practices such as a drug-free day. Each program summary states its title, who to contact, the intended audience, an overview, and the components, including program description, community alliances, successful indicators, obstacles, and the key to success. (RR)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Portland, OR.