ERIC Number: ED426160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Keeping Kids in School: Part of Your Communitywide Strategy To Reduce Substance Abuse and Crime. 1998 Monthly Action Kit.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
This guide suggests that truancy is not just a school problem but a community problem, and the whole community needs to come together to devise solutions. This monthly action kit provides tools to help communities combat truancy. It contains: (1) important facts about truancy; (2) some ideas on how to assess the local problem; (3) actions that can be taken in the community; (4) elements of a comprehensive strategy; (5) information on creating effective afterschool programs for youth; (6) six descriptions of programs in other communities; (7) tips from other community leaders; and (8) five resources for more information about truancy. (SLD)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Community Action, Crime, Dropout Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Prevention, School Holding Power, Strategic Planning, Substance Abuse, Truancy
Join Together, 441 Stuart Street, Seventh Floor, Boston, MA 02116; Tel: 617-437-1500; Fax: 617-437-9394; Web site: www.jointogether.org; e-mail: email@example.com ($1).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.