ERIC Number: ED357309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Youth-Reaching-Youth Implementation Guide: A Peer Program for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention.
Dietz, Patricia M.; And Others
This guide was designed to encourage and assist groups to incorporate youth into their alcohol and other drug prevention and education programs. It provides a step-by-step approach to planning and implementing a program in which young people make a significant contribution to reducing or preventing alcohol and other drug use among youth in high-risk situations. The guide is presented in loose-leaf notebook form, with index tabs dividing its six chapters. Chapter I discusses developing program-related agency policies, hiring a program coordinator, and creating a program budget. Chapter II focuses on how to develop program goals, objectives, tasks, and an appropriate evaluation strategy. Chapter III discusses how to prepare agency staff for youth participation, including retirement and screening of youth volunteers, preparation for the training of peer leaders, supervision and retention of volunteers, and involving parents in the program. Chapter IV presents a detailed outline of a 42-hour training curriculum for all youth volunteers. Chapter V presents detailed information on program structure and training for youth in specialized roles such as hotline volunteer, member of an agency's board of directors, provider of peer education through drama, peer counselor, and educator in a shelter and in a school. Chapter VI describes national and community-based agencies that support alcohol and drug prevention and intervention services for youth in high-risk situations and lists relevant videos, curricula, and educational materials. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Counselor Training, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Intervention, Peer Counseling, Prevention, Program Development, Substance Abuse, Youth Problems
National Resource Center for Youth Services, 202 W. 8th., Tulsa, OK 74119-1419 ($29).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Network of Runaway and Youth Services, Inc., Washington, DC.