ERIC Number: ED425388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Abuse Prevention for At-Risk Individuals.
Eggert, Leona; Kumpfer, Karol L.
The purpose of this resource manual is to provide the reader with an increased understanding of the concept of indicated prevention. The manual describes key features of indicated prevention strategies, briefly describes some examples of successful indicated prevention programs implemented in different settings, and presents a detailed description of the Reconnecting Youth Program--a school-based program targeting youth in grades 9 through 12 who are at risk for dropping out, substance abuse, and suicide. Section 1 covers the use of this drug abuse prevention resource material. Section 2, "Introduction to Indicated Prevention," provides models of prevention, indicated prevention intervention strategies, key features of programs, how to match individuals to programs, and an example of indicated prevention. Section 3, "Introduction to Reconnecting Youth: A Peer Group Approach to Building Life Skills," includes the history of the program, development approach, the PGC (Personal Growth Class) model, an overview of classes, social activities, school bonding, crisis response plan, and efficacy studies. The PGC integrates a positive peer group culture and counseling with a life skills development learning process. Section 4 discusses the training curriculum, positive peer group culture, and the relationships of key program elements to each other and overall program goals. Section 5 covers planning, implementing, and evaluating a Reconnecting Youth Program. Appendixes include resources, program units, tips for teachers, suggestions for parents, and evaluation tools. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Health Education, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Models, Prevention, School Counseling, Student Adjustment, Substance Abuse, Suicide
National Inst. on Drug Abuse, Office of Science Policy and Communications, Public Information Branch, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. (NIH Pub. No. 97-4115).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Bethesda, MD.