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ERIC Number: EJ968599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0090-1482
Reinforcing Alcohol Prevention (RAP) Program: A Secondary School Curriculum to Combat Underage Drinking and Impaired Driving
Will, Kelli England; Sabo, Cynthia Shier
Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, v54 n1 p14-36 Apr 2010
The Reinforcing Alcohol Prevention (RAP) Program is an alcohol prevention curriculum developed in partnership with secondary schools to serve their need for a brief, evidence-based, and straightforward program that aligned with state learning objectives. Program components included an educational lesson, video, and interactive activities delivered during a 90-minute period. RAP Program modules were delivered to 1,720 8th, 9th, and 10th graders at four schools during health courses. Dependent T-tests on a pre-post alcohol-related knowledge survey administered to a subset of classes (N = 668) indicated that students' knowledge and awareness of alcohol-related risks and consequences increased significantly from pretest (M = 84.96, SD = 8.87) to posttest (M = 97.25, SD = 12.39). The program was well received and showed statistically significant improvements in students' knowledge and awareness of alcohol's harmful effects. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia