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Intervention Program Summary
The intervention program I developed is a community-based, multi-faceted program for the purpose of adolescent drug abuse prevention.
Although the intervention program is initially enforced and implemented in a school setting, it goes beyond this setting into the family and community contexts.
The program I have put together aims to bridge the development process/transition from early adolescence to middle adolescence all the way through to late adolescence-(early adulthood).
Seeing that early adolescence is the first risk period for gateway drug use (alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana.,
The intervention program is initiated with whole population (within the targeted schools) of sixth and seventh grade students.
Aim of the programme:
To increase positive parent-child communications about drug use prevention, and facilitating development of prevention programs, activities, and services among community leaders.
• To help youth recognize the tremendous social pressures to use drugs and provide training skills in how to avoid drug use and drug use situations.
• These skills are initially learned in the school program and reinforced through the parent, media, and community organization components.
Message is spread through a system of well-coordinated, community-wide strategies:
1. Mass media programming
2. School program and continuing school refresher programs
3. Parent education and organization program
4. Community organization and training
5. Local policy change regarding tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Drug intervention in our Schools:
The population-based drug abuse intervention program consists of five program components introduced in sequence, over a five year period.
To communities: school, parent, community organization, and health policy,
The program is introduced first in the schools, where the troubled adolescents are most...
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