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Family-based drug and alcohol prevention programs are programs that seek to prevent and reduce the use of drugs and alcohol among children and youth. They are different from school-based prevention programs in that they focus on family risk factors and involve parents and guardians as much as (if not more than) the youth themselves. Several family-based prevention programs have been found to be effective (Foxcroft, & Tsertsvadze, 2011).

 

Effective family-based drug and alcohol prevention approaches include:

 

■Teaching parents how to set clear expectations and rules against the use of drugs and alcohol, reinforce positive behavior, engage in effective family management practices, and nurture a close and caring relationship with their children (Winters, 2007).
 
■Using active and varied teaching methods and offer families opportunities to practice new skills in role plays and in activities with their children (Small & Huser, in press).
Using program staff, teaching strategies, and materials that are sensitive and relevant to the culture, race/ethnicity, language, income-level, family structure, and race/ethnicity of the participants is critically important (Castro, et al, 2006; St. Pierre, 1998). Ignoring participant characteristics by using a one-size-fits-all approach to service delivery is likely to result in a mismatch between the program and the participants that is likely to result in lower levels of participant engagement, satisfaction, and knowledge/skill acquisition.

 


 

This tool allows program staff to monitor fidelity while implementing Parent Session 1 of the Strengthening Families Program. The form is easy to complete, and must be completed while observing a session.

The Favorable Attitudes toward ATOD Use scale is part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent antisocial behaviors such as drug use, delinquency, and school dropout, and the risk and protective factor ...

The questions provided by this tool come from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). With versions available for middle school and high school, this survey is designed to assess priority ...

The following chart is intended to allow for ease of attendance tracking, survey administration, and demographic data collection. The form will allow survey data to be analyzed at the individual, group, and family level. Enter registrants’ names to assign ...

This tool allows program staff to monitor fidelity while implementing Family Session 1 of the Strengthening Families Program. The form is easy to complete, and must be completed while observing a session.

This is an example of an attendance sheet that can be used to track program participation. An excel version of this tool can be made. Excel functions (sum and average) can be added so that the total number and percent of sessions attended is automatically ...

The Family Attachment Scale is part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent substance abuse, delinquency/antisocial behavior, related problem behaviors such as school dropout, and the risk and protect ...

The Family Management Scale is part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent antisocial behaviors such as drug use, delinquency, and school dropout, and the risk and protective factors that increase or ...

The questions provided by this tool come from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). With versions available for middle school and high school, this survey is designed to assess priority ...

The parent involvement items included in this tool are part of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). This survey is used primarily to measure the prevalence, as well as correlates, of drug use in the United States. Data from the NSDUH provid ...

The questions included on this tool are part of the Communities That Care (CTC) Youth Survey. This survey is designed to measure adolescent antisocial behaviors such as drug use, delinquency, and school dropout, and the risk and protective factors that in ...

The questions provided by this tool come from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) which is part of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). With versions available for middle school and high school, this survey is designed to assess priority ...