ERIC Number: ED364488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Lawyer/Doctor Education Team. Progress Report.
American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.
This document reports the results of a program guide survey sent to all recipients of a program guide, "Partnerships in Prevention" that was developed jointly by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) for use in state law related education projects, bar associations and others. The program guide contains step by step instructions for developing, implementing, and maintaining projects, background information on alcohol and other drug abuse, and 14 interactive lessons to use in sessions with youth. Recipients of the guide also received an educational cartoon video, and a list of alcohol and other drug prevention and education resources specific to their state. The ABA received 54 responses or 18%. Currently 13 state and 26 community projects are being conducted throughout the United States. Although most reported projects have been conducted in schools, some have been implemented in community youth organizations, juvenile justice settings, parents groups, and social service agencies. All current projects planned to continue or expand their efforts. Four reported projects were not continued after the first year. Respondents reported not initiating projects because of limited availability or resources, adequacy of existing prevention programs, and plans to consider the project at a later date. Respondents cited a variety of benefits from the collaboration between the medical societies and bar associations including increased dialogue, networking with other groups, and improved public image. Summaries of state and local projects are included. (DK)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Community Surveys, Cooperative Programs, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, School Community Relationship, Social Responsibility, Substance Abuse
National Law-Related Education Resource Center, American Bar Association, Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; American Medical Association, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Special Committee on Youth Education for Citizenship.