ERIC Number: ED460334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
CASASTART Field Guide: A Proven Youth Development Strategy That Prevents Substance Abuse and Builds Communities.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
The CASASTART Field Guide is the result of 9 years of research, experience, and evaluation in cities where the program has enhanced the capacity of communities to serve high-risk youth through formal partnerships that reduce their use of drugs and alcohol and promote their positive development. The Field Guide is a practical "how to" manual on implementing this program in the community. The manual provides clear and concise instructions on how to build a successful collaboration; develop trusting relationships with youth and their families; deliver the eight service components of CASASTART to every participant; and obtain funding and recognition to sustain your program. Appendixes include: Fund Development Web sites and Current and Former CASASTART Funding Sources. (Contains 11 references.) (ADT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Cooperation, Financial Support, High Risk Students, Illegal Drug Use, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resilience (Personality), Substance Abuse
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 633 Third Ave., 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017-6706 ($50). Tel: 212-841-5255; Fax: 212-956-8020; Web site: http://www.casacolumbia.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.
Note: Written, designed, and produced by Amy Sutnick Plotch Communications, Anastasia Higginbotham, and High Noon Graphics. Cover page title: "CASASTART: A Proven Youth Development Strategy that Prevents Substance Abuse and Builds Communities."