ERIC Number: ED424522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Tobacco Use among Youth: Community-Based Approaches. A Guideline. Prevention Enhancement Protocols System (PEPS) Series.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
General guidance is offered in the planning and implementation of community-based strategies for the prevention of tobacco use among youth. Ideas and data are organized by means of the Prevention Enhancement Protocols System (PEPS), which is a systematic process for evaluating prevention research and practice evidence, assessing the strength of that evidence, and then developing recommendations for practice. Chapter topics are: (1) "The Problem of Tobacco Use among Youth," covering historical context, epidemiology, consequences, and risk and protective factors for tobacco use among youth; (2) "Community-Based Prevention," including a review of community issues, a rationale for programs, a sociological framework for tobacco control, and a review of programs; (3) "Analysis and Recommendations," which discusses the evaluation of prevention approaches, presents six major approaches, makes recommendations, and reviews research evidence and practice cases; (4) "Tobacco Prevention Intervention: Implementation Action Plan," which provides a conceptual framework for implementation, also covers issues about applications, cost, measurement, and other considerations. Appendixes are: "PEPS Participants,""Research and Practice Search Protocols,""Methodology for Arriving at Recommendations,""Collateral Research,""Abbreviations and Glossary," and "Resource Guide." (EMK)
Descriptors: Community Problems, Community Programs, Health Education, Prevention, Program Development, Program Implementation, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Youth Problems
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345; Tel: 800-729-6686 (Toll-Free); Tel: 301-468-2600; TDD: 800-487-4889; Web Site: http://www.health.org
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.