Reducing substance abuse risk factors among children through a teacher as facilitator program.
A Teachers as Facilitators (TAF) Program used classroom teachers as leaders of small groups that promoted social, emotional, and academic development of children at high risk of adopting potentially destructive substance abuse patterns.
The program was intended to increase participating students'positive socialization experiences and academic achievement by successfully integrating these students into the school's social system.
A longer-range goal was to increase students'sense of worth as it affects their attitudes toward relationships with other people and academic demands.
Program results were:
1) school personnel were found capable of accurately identifying and referring to the TAF Program children who were at risk of substance usage and in need of assistance; 2) the TAF Program was effective in improving at-risk students'perceived academic demands.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Facteur risque, Réussite scolaire, Développement social, Groupe social, Support social, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Milieu scolaire, Enseignant, Rôle social, Santé mentale, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Risk factor, Academic achievement, Social development, Social group, Social support, Prevention, Health education, School environment, Teacher, Social role, Mental health, Child, Human, School age
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0529911
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.