ERIC Number: ED424531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Keeping Children Drug Free: Using Family-Centered Approaches. Parent and Community Guide. Prevention Enhancement Protocols System (PEPS) Series.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
This paper and community guide is based on the recommendations of a panel of nongovernmental experts who systematically reviewed the current research on the family's role in reducing substance abuse among youth. This booklet answers questions such as: (1) "Why focus on families?"; (2) "How big is the problem? What are the facts?"; (3) "What puts children at risk for substance abuse?"; (5) "What protects children from substance abuse?"; (6) "How do we know what works?" It provides lists of "What you can do!" for parents and community members. The recommendations are intended to enhance local efforts to reduce substance abuse by minors. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Drug Abuse, Family Needs, Family Problems, Family Programs, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Prevention, Program Development, Resilience (Personality), Social Support Groups, Substance Abuse, Therapy
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: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.