ERIC Number: ED460316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Substance Abuse: An Elementary School Guide.
Alsup, Ben; Boundy, Donna; Brown, Jordan; Reisman, David; Rothbart, Betty
This booklet is designed to be used by teachers in elementary schools with the Public Broadcasting Systems series "Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home." The series explores the science, treatment, prevention, and politics of addiction. This booklet discusses strategies for preventing substance abuse in elementary school. Also examined are ways to create a classroom environment that makes students comfortable asking questions about substance abuse. The 4 cornerstones of drug education are presented. Descriptions of 3 model programs that were developed to prevent drug abuse and promote healthy living habits are provided along with contact information. A discussion of risk factors and protective factors defines the role of teachers in protecting students from substance abuse. Intervention strategies are also discussed. Utilizing guest speakers for grades 4 and up, and engaging parents in the fight against drug abuse are some of the suggestions given for deterring drug use. Two activities for kindergarten-grade 3 and 4 activities for grades 4-6 are presented. A list of organizations that would be useful to teachers concludes the booklet. (MKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Thirteen WNET, New York, NY.