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Hall, Bruce W.; Bacon, Tina P.; Ferron, John M. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Sixth graders participating in the "Too Good for Drugs" (TGFD) prevention program in comparison to 6th graders not participating show different results by student risk level. Sixth graders from 20 middle schools were randomly assigned to receive the intervention and those from 20 paired middle schools assigned to serve as controls (N =…
Descriptors: Drug Education, Prevention, Adolescents, Program Effectiveness
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Workman, Judson W.; Moore, Dennis; Huber, Mary J.; Wilson, Josephine F.; Ford, Jo Ann; Kinzeler, Nicole; Mayer, Theresa – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
A unique Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention program called "PALS" (Prevention through Alternative Learning Styles) was implemented with middle school students with the goal of enhancing student knowledge of the harmful effects of ATOD, promoting the use of refusal skills and reducing intentions to use ATOD in the future.…
Descriptors: Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Intention, Drinking
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Clark, Heddy Kovach; Ringwalt, Chris L.; Shamblen, Stephen R.; Hanley, Sean M.; Flewelling, Robert L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This exploratory study sought to determine if a popular school-based drug prevention program might be effective in schools that are making adequate yearly progress (AYP). Thirty-four schools with grades 6 through 8 in 11 states were randomly assigned either to receive Project ALERT (n = 17) or to a control group (n = 17); of these, 10 intervention…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Control Groups, Prevention, Educational Improvement
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Nguyen, Anh B.; Clark, Trenette T.; Belgrave, Faye Z. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
The current study proposed that empathy may indirectly play a protective role for adolescents in drug use behaviors and that this relationship will be mediated by self-regulatory strategies found in drug refusal efficacy. We predict that empathy will be linked to prosocial behavior and aggression, though we do not believe that they will mediate…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Drug Abuse
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Hecht, Michael L.; Elek, Elvira; Wagstaff, David A.; Kam, Jennifer A.; Marsiglia, Flavio; Dustman, Patricia; Reeves, Leslie; Harthun, Mary – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
This study assessed the immediate and short-term outcomes of adapting a culturally-grounded middle school program, "keepin' it REAL", for elementary school students. After curriculum adaptation, 10 schools were randomly assigned to the intervention in 5th grade with follow-up boosters in 6th grade; 13 schools were randomly assigned to the control…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Curriculum Development, School Activities, Intervention
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Donnelly, Joseph; Young, Michael; Pearson, Rebecca; Penhollow, Tina M.; Hernandez, Aida – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
The use of illicit and licit drugs continues to be a major public health concern. Many prevention and drug education programs address this issue by attempting to enhance self-esteem. The idea is that increased levels of self-esteem will serve as a protective factor in decreasing the motivation and increasing the resistance to use drugs. This study…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Self Esteem, Prevention, Public Health
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Wright, Loyd S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2007
This article describes the implementation of an innovative curriculum called Drugs-At-Work (DAW), which was evaluated in three phases. In phase-one, data collected after the third year of the study suggested that the curriculum had a significant impact on the fifth-grade participants, who in turn influenced their sixth-grade classmates the…
Descriptors: Norms, Drug Education, Program Effectiveness, Grade 5
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Zavela, Kathleen J.; Battistich, Victor; Gosselink, Carol A.; Dean, B. J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2004
"Say Yes First--To Rural Youth and Family Alcohol/Drug Prevention" (SYF) was a 5-year, federally-funded U.S.D.H.H.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) project that involved 859 children in the class of the year 2000. The children in four rural school districts were followed from Grade 4 to Grade 8 from 1991 to 1996. Initial results in a…
Descriptors: High School Students, High Risk Students, Prevention, Substance Abuse
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Gassman, Ruth; Nowicke, Carole E.; Jun, Mi Kung – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2010
Survey responses by nonexperimental drug users in grades 6-12 were examined to determine whether MA users and nonusers with shared individual characteristics experience differential rates of police trouble, and whether specific factors place some users at greater risk than others. Findings showed that police trouble is pronounced for MA users,…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Drug Use, Grade 6
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Hobson, Charles J.; McCarthy, Heather; Murff, Sherice; Thomas, Adrienne; Rosetti, Desila; Murillo, Natalie G. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
A "train-the-trainer" workshop was developed to evaluate and enhance presentational skills and offered to 14 youth in grades 6-12 and 9 administrators from youth-focused community agencies in Indiana. Upon workshop completion, 7 youth and 6 adults functioned as presenters of a 1 1/2-hour module on refusal and resistance skills to 95…
Descriptors: Workshops, Youth, Adults, Administrators