ERIC Number: ED426336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Growing Up Drug-Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.
Illustrated with children's drawings, this booklet makes it clear why drug use is a serious matter for young people. Chapters include: (1) "How This Book Will Help You"; (2) "Laying the Groundwork", which guides parents in creating a space to talk about drugs with their children; (3) "Talking with Your Children Effectively", which introduces the concept of "teachable moments" and includes handling family history of alcoholism or drug abuse; (4) "Your Child's Perspective", which discusses what attracts children to try drugs; (5) "How to Teach Your Child about Drugs" which covers approaches for specific age groups from preschool through high school; (6) "What To Do If You Think Your Child Might Be Using Drugs"; (7) "Getting Involved and Staying Involved", which covers parent-school partnerships and community efforts for drug abuse prevention; (8) "Specific Drugs and Their Effects", which provides a picture glossary of street drugs; (9) "Where To Get Information and Help." Support groups, prevention and treatment information resources, parent mobilization groups, websites for parents, and recommended reading are listed. (Author/EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Prevention, Substance Abuse
Growing Up Drug-Free, Pueblo, CO 81009; Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Web Site: www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Safe and Drug Free Schools Program.