ERIC Number: ED482769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Substance Abuse: A Guide for School Counselors.
The focus of this book is on the identification of practical knowledge and skill needed and an action plan to implement prevention programming in schools. The text is written as a resource for practitioners, students, and faculty in school counseling. It is designed to facilitate development of knowledge necessary to implement comprehensive prevention efforts addressing substance abuse and other problem behaviors of youth across school curricula and extracurricular activities. The school counselor is identified as the professional best positioned in the school to initiate the changes needed to implement a comprehensive prevention program. A "prevention for change," the specific steps needed, is provided. Chapters include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Prevention of Substance Abuse"; (3) "Prevention: The School Context"; (4) "The Comprehensive School Prevention Program"; (5) "The School Counselor's Role"; (6) "Special Topics"; and (7) "Prescription for Change." Appendixes include: (A) "Common Drugs of Abuse"; (B) "Effects of Individual Drugs"; (C) "Stages of Dependency and Addiction"; (D) "A Self-Administered Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST)"; (E) "SARDI Substance Abuse Symptoms Checklist"; (F) "Twelve Steps"; (G) "Substance Abuse Treatment Approaches"; (H) "Assessment Instruments." (Contains 124 references.) (Author/ADT)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Counselors, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, High School Students, High Schools, Illegal Drug Use, Prevention, Program Implementation, Risk Reduction, School Counselors, Smoking, Substance Abuse
ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 201 Ferguson Building, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171. Tel: 336-334-4114; Tel: 800-414-9769 (Toll Free); Fax: 336-334-4116; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://ericcass.uncg.edu.
Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.