ERIC Number: ED395086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Teen Power: Don't Fight Drugs without It.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
Young people can be, and must be, partners in community drug prevention efforts. This book discusses teen successes in drug prevention, telling how and where it is happening and how to make it happen in the community. Teens are shown forging vital partnerships with schools, law enforcement, community agencies, and others. The focus is on prevention and bringing youth into positive and responsible roles in program design and operations. Section 1 sets the stage with facts about the use of alcohol and other drugs, the connection between drug use and crime, and the costs to society of drug use. Some risk factors for drug use and reviewed, and the effects of various drugs are discussed. Section 2 highlights the good news of teen participation in prevention efforts. Section 3 describes how to start a drug prevention project, who should participate, how to plan and accomplish program goals, how to keep the program running smoothly, how to improve the program, and how to celebrate success. Section 4 presents profiles of actual teen-led drug prevention projects around the country, the majority of which are in cities. Section 5 lists 109 resources for additional information. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.