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ERIC Number: EJ768623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7637
School- And Home-Based Drug Prevention: Environmental, Parent, and Child Risk Reduction
Hahn, Ellen J.; Hall, Lynne A.; Rayens, Mary Kay; Myers, April V.; Bonnel, Galadriel
Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, v14 n4 p319-331 Aug 2007
The study purpose was to test the effect of a school- and home-based alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) prevention program on reducing environmental, parent, and child risk factors for ATOD use. The design was a three-group pretest-posttest with interviews at baseline and 1 and 6 months post-intervention. The sample was 126 parents and their 5- to 6-year-old children from three elementary schools serving high-risk children. The quality of the home environment, parents' depressive symptoms and school activity involvement, and parents' perception of child adjustment were measured. A school- and home-based version of Beginning Alcohol and Addictions Basic Education Studies (BABES) with a parent-child interaction component (BABES Plus) was compared to a classroom-only version of BABES (BABES Only) and a no-treatment control group. The quality of the home environment improved and depressive symptoms decreased over the post-intervention period for the BABES Plus group, but not for the other two groups. The BABES Only group had greater parent involvement in school activities at 6 months post-intervention, compared to the other groups. Children's anxiety/withdrawal decreased and social competence increased over time for all groups. The effect of the BABES Plus intervention was demonstrated at 6 months for environmental and parental risk factors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Home Observation for Measurement of Environment; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale