ERIC Number: ED341013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Elementary Youth: Prevention Resource Guide.
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
This prevention resource guide (compiled from a variety of publications and data bases and representing the most currently available information) focuses on elementary youth, and is divided into four sections. The first section contains facts and figures from current research about substance abuse prevention for elementary youth. For example, one out of every three 6th-graders say they feel pressured by their peers to use marijuana, and over half of 6th-graders report peer pressure to drink beer, wine or liquor. The second section contains materials that have been reviewed for scientific accuracy based on the latest available scientific findings, appropriateness for the target audience as described by the developers of the materials, and conformance to public health principles and related policies. The underlying guidelines used for the review of materials are based on the principle of "do no harm." All materials contain a clear non-use message for youth. The third section contains abstracts of government publications journal articles, and other publications dealing with substance abuse prevention for this age group. The fourth section lists names, addresses, and phone numbers for pertinent resources such as the American Council for Drug Education, Hazelden Foundation, National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, and the U.S. Department of Education Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Program. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.