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Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of School Health, 1986
This paper presents four arguments for a community-wide approach to drug abuse prevention. Community-based strategies, psychosocial behavior theory, community substructures, and stages of change are discussed. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Botvin, Gilbert J. – Journal of School Health, 1986
Recent reviews indicate the most promising substance abuse prevention approaches available today are those that focus primary attention on the psychosocial factors promoting abuse initiation. Two of these approaches are described and discussed. (MT)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Validation
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Murray, David M. – Journal of School Health, 1986
This paper reviews the process of disseminating health promotion programs, identifies factors critical to successful dissemination, uses a community-based heart disease prevention study to illustrate how programs can be disseminated across a community, and suggests ways these methods could be applied to an adolescent drug use prevention program.…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Health Programs, Information Dissemination, Program Implementation
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Pentz, Mary Ann – Journal of School Health, 1986
Four intervention models are reviewed for their applicability to initiation of community-based programs for drug abuse prevention in youth. An expanded model is offered and applied to an existing program to suggest methods of organizing communities for sequenced long-term drug prevention programming. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Drug Abuse, Intervention
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Pentz, Mary Ann; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1986
An ongoing multiple community drug abuse prevention project is used to illustrate the process of community-based programming. Program support, quality control, and accommodation of both program and research objectives are emphasized. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Drug Abuse, Prevention
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Tse, Alice M.; Opie, Nancy D. – Journal of School Health, 1986
This study examined perceptions of school nurses about their roles as teachers of sex education for children with physical disabilities. Responses to a stimulus story about a female adolescent sent to the school nurse for assistance and instruction on menarche were compared based on variations in the story. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Physical Disabilities, School Nurses
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Pituch, Martha J.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1986
Celebrate Life! is a learning style-based mental health curriculum for students in grades seven through nine. The curriculum is described and examples are presented. (MT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Health Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Modalities
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Marchand, Nancy E.; McDermott, Robert J. – Journal of School Health, 1986
Preschoolers are an important group to teach first aid skills because most of their injuries occur in the home. "Mouse Calls" is a program aimed at four-to-eight year olds that involves puppets who treat frostbite, a bee string, burns, bruises, possible broken bones, and minor lacerations. The program is briefly described. (MT)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, First Aid, Health Education, Puppetry
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Fulton, Gere B.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1987
Essential information about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is provided for school personnel. The policy statements of several national organizations regarding school attendance of children and teachers who have tested positive for AIDS virus are included. Relevant hotlines, organizations, audiovisual materials, and publications are…
Descriptors: Attendance, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brubaker, Robert G.; Loftin, Tonetta L. – Journal of School Health, 1987
Analysis of questionnaire responses of 112 males between the ages of 10 and 14 revealed intention to use smokeless tobacco correlated significantly with attitude toward the behavior and perceived social pressure. Significant differences between those who intended to use smokeless tobacco and those who did not were found on several outcome and…
Descriptors: Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Males, Peer Influence
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Lohrmann, David K.; Zimmerli, William H. – Journal of School Health, 1987
The development and progress of health education curricula for New York state public schools are discussed, and the need for further work and more collaboration among health educators is suggested. (CB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education
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Wilson, Mark G.; Wilson, Katherine Mallender – Journal of School Health, 1987
Instructional materials for teaching about and preventing use of smokeless tobacco are briefly described, including primary prevention sources, secondary prevention sources, films and videotapes, slides and slide-tape sets, and printed materials. (CB)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Resources, Health Education, Instructional Materials
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Vitello, Stanley J. – Journal of School Health, 1987
The "Tatro" decision, which affirmed the need for school health services and distinguished between medical and school health services for handicapped students, is discussed in terms of what services can be included--and expected--as part of a handicapped child's public education, particularly within the individualized education plan. (CB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Medical Services
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Downey, Ann M.; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1987
"Heart Smart," a research-based health promotion program for elementary schools, was tested in four elementary schools. The program's objectives, strategies, curriculum, and other components are described. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cardiovascular System, Elementary Education, Health Education
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Timberlake, Bobbi; And Others – Journal of School Health, 1987
This paper describes prenatal education classes offered at Teen Pregnancy Service. Outcome data for 66 pregnant teens shows significant changes in prenatal knowledge following the classes. (Author/MT)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Health Education, Parenting Skills, Pregnant Students
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