Effective prevention program should present long-term, repeated interventions to create effective family, school, and community programs. Some communities have already established and implemented a local prevention program, whereas others are still struggling to develop one. Consider your own community, and identify two addiction issues.
To prepare for this Discussion:.
- Review Chapter 4, “Examples of Research-Based Drug Abuse Prevention Programs” in Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide for Parents, Educators, and Community Leaders.
- Consider how you could create a research-based principles addiction prevention program for your community.
- Reflect on how you will reach all students, families, and community members.
Post a response to the following:
Provide a brief description of your community and the addiction issue you identified. Describe a prevention program you would create to address the addiction issue. Given the demographics of your community, explain how you would get the message out to families, schools, and the community at large.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.