ERIC Number: ED473989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Tips for Parents on Keeping Children Drug Free = Consejos para Los Padres Sobre Como Mantener a Los Hijos Libres de La Droga.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.
Research shows that recent trends in youth drug use have stabilized; however, the rates of use remain at high levels. It has been shown that the earlier drug use is initiated, the more likely a person is to develop drug problems later in life. Youth substance abuse may lead to many other problems that affect not only the child, but also the child's family and community. This booklet, written in both English and Spanish, provides tips for parents to help their children learn by example and remain drug free. Included are topics such as: how to help preschool children make good decision as they form attitudes about drug use; what children should know about drugs by the time they reach the third grade; ways to help your child stay drug free in the middle and junior high school years; and how to ensure that schools are keeping students drug free. (GCP)
Descriptors: Children, Drug Education, Drug Use, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Youth
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs/html. For full text: www.ed.gov/offices/OIIA/pfie/drugfree/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs.