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ERIC Number: ED494976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 106
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 62
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Effects of a Cognitive-Based Intervention on Drug Awareness in Private School Preadolescent Students
Parsons, Phyllis M.
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The effects of a Cognitive-Based Intervention on Drug Awareness in Private School Preadolescent Students. Parsons, Phyllis M., 2005: Applied Dissertation, Nova Southeastern University, Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Adolescents/Substance Abuse/Prevention/Family Influence/Drug Education. This applied dissertation was designed to provide preadolescent children in a home-based setting with information about the dangers of drugs as well as to provide them with resistance skills to help them remain healthy and drug free. The school's curriculum did not include a drug education program although there was the likelihood that students might be exposed to many at-risk situations. The writer utilized the Too Good for Drugs (Mendez Foundation, 2004) curriculum (Grade 7), a 10-lesson school-based prevention program designed to reduce risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. She conducted workshops for teachers and parents that promoted a participatory approach to help teachers and parents acquire the requisite skills that would enable them to address the topic competently with their students and children respectively. At the end of the intervention, parents and teachers were to confirm that the requisite information was provided to the students thereby (a) reducing their risk for drug initiation and use and (b) providing them with tools to deal with peer pressure to use drugs. Based on parents' exposure to drug-related information by way of attendance at a planned workshop, students were to confirm whether or not access to such information impacted parent/child discussion about drugs. An analysis of the data suggested that although the program largely achieved its objectives, getting parents to discuss drug-related matters with their children might require another type of approach. Appended are: (1) Principal Interview Questions; (2) Teachers' Interview Questions; (3) Health Science Teacher Interview Questions; (4) Drug Awareness Questionnaire; (5) Midpoint Test, Marijuana Myths or Facts; and (6) Monthly Quizzes 1-4. (Contains 3 tables.) [Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova Southeastern University.]
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 7
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Language: English
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