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Kedia, Satish; Williams, Charles – Journal of Drug Education, 2003
Identifies and analyzes several variables important in predicting the likelihood of abstinence among substance abuse clients. Data was collected from 1,350 clients treated for alcohol or drug abuse in residential, halfway house, or outpatient facilities. Analyzing 22 variables as possible treatment outcome predictors, results found one…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Outcomes of Treatment, Predictor Variables, Rehabilitation Programs
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Kim, Sehwan; McLeod, Jonnie H.; Williams, Charles; Hepler, Nancy – Journal of Drug Education, 2000
Faced with the absence of a conceptual framework and the terminology for establishing evaluation criteria in the substance abuse prevention services field, this special issue is devoted to exploring the topics of accountability and performance measures. It discusses the requisite components (i.e., theory, methodology, convention on terms, data)…
Descriptors: Accountability, Concept Formation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Research
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Kim, Sehwan; Wurster, Leslie; Williams, Charles; Hepler, Nancy – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
The first of three articles that develop a framework for county-based prevention-resource-allocation algorithms based on the aggravated need for substance-abuse-prevention services estimated at the county level. Algorithm development is based on (1) statewide student drug survey, and (2) a set of social indicators routinely published by agencies…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Algorithms, Case Studies, Children
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Kim, Sehwan; Wurster, Leslie; Williams, Charles; Hepler, Nancy – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Presents a model for resource allocation of state-prevention funds based on the relative need for prevention services measured in terms of composite risk-factor index scores computed for each county. Suggests that funding be based on the resource-allocation algorithms rather than the suggested amount of funding computed for each county.…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Prevention, Programs, Resource Allocation
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Kim, Sehwan; Crutchfield, Charles; Williams, Charles; Hepler, Nancy – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Addresses a paradigm shift taking place in the field of substance-abuse prevention for youth. Introduces the youth development and empowerment (YD&E) approach, an innovative program for treating substance abuse and other problem behavior. Discusses the process of implementing the YD&E program. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Behavior Modification, Empowerment, Opportunities
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Kim, Sehwan; Wurster, Leslie; Williams, Charles; Hepler, Nancy – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Discusses the development of an algorithm for an equitable distribution of state prevention funds to its substate jurisdiction based on the need for prevention services. Suggests that the final decision on the level of funding must be based on the selection of the schedule for resource allocation rather than the suggested amount or level of…
Descriptors: Algorithms, Case Studies, Predictor Variables, Prevention