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Lewis, Judith A.; Lewis, Michael D. – Counselor Education and Supervision, 1981
Primary prevention focuses on lowering incidences of emotional problems and promoting positive mental health where no special difficulty is indicated. A need exists for counselors to develop the special skills to carry out primary prevention strategies. Skills include educational skills, program development skills, and change agent skills.…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Consultation Programs, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training
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Buehler, Cheryl; And Others – Family Relations, 1992
Addresses design and evaluation issues of community-based programs for families experiencing marital separation and divorce. Reviews and discusses general programmatic issues; presents specific community-based program, The Orientation for Divorcing Parents; details evaluation of this program; and discusses implications of this literature review…
Descriptors: Divorce, Family Life Education, Prevention, Program Evaluation
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Synovitz, Linda – Journal of School Health, 1992
A psychosocial theoretical perspective creates a rationale for directing alcohol education efforts toward enabling youth to make low-risk lifestyle choices. Meeting students' psychological needs by implementing alcohol abuse prevention curricula to improve social skills is recommended. The article discusses the etiology and treatment of problem…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, At Risk Persons
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Kearney, Artie L.; Hines, Max H. – Journal of Drug Education, 1980
Measured the effectiveness of a drug prevention education program developed by the Cooperative Educational Service Agency Number Eight in Wisconsin. As a result of this study, the U.S. Office of Education has recognized this program as a national model. (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Drug Education, Drug Use, Elementary Education
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Porter, Robert A.; And Others – Social Work, 1982
Presents community development as a strategy for achieving goals of prevention in small communities in Appalachia. Emphasizes the organization of social structures and collective efforts in problem and enhancing levels of physical and mental health in these vulnerable communities. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Development, Economic Factors, Evaluation Methods, Mental Health
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Garfield, Emily F.; Gibbs, Jeanne – Journal of Drug Education, 1982
Describes the formation of parent groups in support of drug prevention efforts. Reviews some observed start-up and continuation ideas. Charts nine models along with a number of other suggested activities. Concludes with a set of recommendations and encourages professionals to function in facilitative roles with parent organizations. (Author)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Group Activities, Models