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ERIC Number: EJ968200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Reducing Alcohol Use in Youth Aged 12-17 Years Using the Strategic Prevention Framework
Eddy, Jennifer J.; Gideonsen, Mark D.; McClaflin, Richard R.; O'Halloran, Peggy; Peardon, Francie A.; Radcliffe, Pamela L.; Masters, Lynnette A.
Journal of Community Psychology, v40 n5 p607-620 Jul 2012
Although evidence-based interventions to reduce underage drinking have been identified, dissemination into "real-world" communities remains challenging. The purpose of this community-based translational research is to test SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) as a model for such dissemination and evaluate its effect on alcohol use by youth aged 12-17. From 2001-2009 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin we used the SPF to assess community needs and implement a comprehensive strategy of evidence-based programs targeting youth, parents and the community. Over this time, youth alcohol measures from middle and high school surveys showed an 8.6% decline in past-month alcohol use (p less than 0.05) and a 20.5% decline in ease of obtaining alcohol (p less than 0.05). From 2004 to 2009 there was a 5.8% decrease in binge alcohol use (p less than 0.05) and a 12.0% increase in perceived parental disapproval of alcohol use (p less than 0.05). Based on our findings, the SPF is a promising model for communities seeking to reduce underage drinking. (Contains 4 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin