ERIC Number: ED465946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
RETROspective: A Parent's Guide to Youth Culture. Building Bridges between Generations.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Recognizing expressions of youth culture is a major step toward understanding teens. This understanding can help parents keep lines of communication open between them and their teens. Making it clear that you do not want your child to use alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs is a proven factor in reducing youth drug use. RETROspective is designed to immerse the reader in expressions of youth culture by presenting a guided tour through American youth culture from the 1950s to the present. In addition to illustrating expressions of the culture, RETROspective explains what youth culture is and how it is reflected everywhere, its influence on youth's attitudes and behaviors, the role of media and music in the culture, and the importance of media literacy in a media driven society. Lastly, RETROspective includes "Building Bridges," a feature that offers suggestions for starting conversations with youth about various topics, including alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and media influences. (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescent Behavior, Adolescents, Cultural Context, Drug Use, Generation Gap, Mass Media Role, North American Culture, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345. Tel: 800-729-6686 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.health.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.