Adolescent Drug Use Prevention: Common Features of Promising Community Programs : Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Select Education, Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives

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Page 44 - EE savings bonds. 1989 The Children with Disabilities Temporary Care Reauthorization Act of 1989 (Public Law 101127) revises and extends the programs established in the Temporary Child Care for Handicapped Children and Crises Nurseries Act of 1986. The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) amends the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 to revise certain requirements relating to the provision of drug abuse education and prevention programs in elementary...
Page 61 - My spirit is one with You, Great Spirit. You strengthen me day and night to share my very best with my brothers and sisters. You, whom my people see in all of creation and in all people, show Your Love for us. Help me to know, like the Soaring Eagle, the heights of knowledge. From the Four Directions, fill me with the four virtues of Fortitude, Generosity, Respect and Wisdom; so that I will help my people walk in the path of Understanding and Peace.
Page 37 - The most promising programs shared six features: (1) a comprehensive strategy, (2) an indirect approach towards drug abuse prevention, (3) the goal of empowering youth, (4) a participatory approach, (5) a culturally sensitive orientation, and (6) highly structured activities.
Page 13 - Administration (SAMHSA), the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) and the National Prevention Network (NPN) seek out the top 20 community-based substance abuse prevention programs for special recognition.
Page 22 - During adolescence, individuals experiment with a variety of behaviors and lifestyle patterns as part of the natural process of separating from parents, developing a sense of autonomy and independence, establishing an identity, and acquiring the skills needed to function effectively in an increasingly adult world. Profound cognitive-developmental changes occur during the beginning of adolescence which significantly affect adolescents' views of the world and the manner in which they think.
Page 25 - Training of providers Education or training of parents Skills training specifically aimed at drug abuse prevention Counseling Alternative or recreational activities We observed the programs offering services that, in varying degrees, addressed five different areas of the youths...
Page 5 - Congress wishes to learn more about which of these programs are most effective, it should consider providing additional funds for longterm, national, independent evaluations of the most promising comprehensive, community-based drug abuse prevention programs.
Page 2 - GAO visited or surveyed; nevertheless, some programs appear to be making much more headway than others. GAO found similarities in the ways that the most promising programs delivered services, even though the services themselves were often quite different.
Page 5 - Assistance with evaluation designs and methods — such as the drug program evaluation materials currently being developed by the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Health and Human Services...

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