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Communities That Care: Action for Drug Abuse Prevention

ISBN: 978-1-55542-471-8
272 pages
August 1992, Jossey-Bass
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Shows how to create a comprehensive, community-wide prevention program to effectively confront the serious drug and alcohol problems threatening our youth. Shows how to employ community mobilization, educational strategies, volunteerism, and mass media to achieve significant reductions in adolescent drug use.
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Table of Contents

Part One: Preventing Drug Abuse Among Youth at Risk
1. The Problem of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
2. Reducing Risk and Promoting Positive Social Development
3. Mobilizing the Community
Part Two: Community Action Strategies
4. Selecting the Best Approaches for Your Community(J. David Hawkins, Janet Y. Miller, Richard F. Catalano, Jr.)
5. Prenatal and Infancy Programs(Kathryn E. Barnard)
6. Early Childhood Education
7. Parent Training
8. School Organization and Management
9. Instructional Improvement in Schools
10. Drug and Alcohol Prevention Curricula(The W. T. Grant Consortium on the School-Based Promotion of Social Competence)
11. Community and School Drug Use Policies
12. Media Mobilization
Part Three: Supporting Community Prevention Programs
13. Resources and Strategies for Funding(A. Baron Holmes IV, Gary D. Gottfredson, Janet Y. Miller)
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