This article discusses why community-based youth-serving organizations are natural settings for drug prevention programming.
Based on a three-year study of a school-based drug prevention program adapted to the Boys & Girls Club setting and serving high-risk youths, we identify organizational impediments to implementing a structured prevention program in youth organizations.
We also present some strategies the clubs used to achieve success in a nonschool setting where program participation is voluntary.
Strategies include : 1) employing a team approach and making program institutionalization a goal ; 2) choosing the « right » prevention program leader ; 3) creating a special prosocial bonding group for program youths ; 4) involving program graduates as recruiters and positive role models ; and 5) developing community support.
Drug prevention programming in youth-serving organizations can reinforce, supplement, and enhance school-based prevention efforts, thus providing communities with important drug prevention alternatives that go beyond the schools.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation sociale, Loisir, Communauté, Adolescent, Homme, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Social organization, Leisure, Community, Adolescent, Human, Sanitary program, Prevention, Drug addiction, Alcoholism
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0012817
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 01/03/1996.