ERIC Number: ED341892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Leaders in Drug Abuse Prevention. ERIC Digest.
Mohai, Caroline E.
Although peer leaders have been effectively assisting school staffs since the 1960s, they have recently assumed their most critical role to date. Peer leaders are leading other students through drug prevention curricula, particularly those based on the Special Influence Model (SIM), which seeks to stregthen students' awareness of and resistance to external pressures exerted by family, friends, and the media, and to internal pressures such as low self-esteem that can lead youth to drug use. In addition, peer leaders are serving as prevention program administrators and often are taking the leadership in developing alternative drug-free school and community activities. (ABL)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Peer Counseling, Prevention, Secondary School Students
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.