Helping Students Overcome Substance Abuse Effective Practices for Prevention and Intervention

ISBN-10: 1593854544

ISBN-13: 9781593854546

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jason J. Burrow-Sanchez, Leanne S. Hawken

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Covering both prevention and intervention, this book provides evidence-based strategies and ready-to-use tools for addressing substance abuse in middle and high school settings. Readers can learn ways to identify students at risk and implement programmes that meet a broad continuum of needs.
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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 5/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Deanne A. Crone, PhD, is Research Associate at the Center on Teaching and Learning at the University of Oregon. She has directed several research and training grants addressing behavior disorders, positive behavior support, and functional behavioral assessment. Dr. Crone has conducted extensive training in functional behavioral assessment and positive behavior support with teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, and directors of special education. Leanne S. Hawken, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Utah. She has assisted schools in implementing the Behavior Education Program at both the elementary and middle school levels, and has conducted research studies to evaluate its effectiveness. Dr. Hawken?s main research focus is positive behavior support, including schoolwide behavior support, targeted interventions for at-risk students, and functional assessment/behavior support planning for students engaging in severe problem behavior. Robert H. Horner, PhD, is Professor of Special Education at the University of Oregon. He codirects several major research and technical assistance projects addressing positive behavior support. Dr. Horner also has coauthored research assessing the Behavior Education Program approach to behavior support.

List of Figures and Tables
Understanding the Context of Student Substance Use and Abuse
What Are Substance Use and Abuse?
General Definitions
Medically Based Terminology and Criteria
Research on Student Substance Use and Abuse: National Data Sources and Major Use Categories
Experimental Substance Use
Substance Abuse
Substance Dependence
Substance Use and Abuse in Specific Student Populations
General Student Population and School Dropouts
Gender Differences
Differences among Racial and Ethnic Groups
Students with and without Disabilities
Federal Laws and School Policies Relevant to Student Substance Abuse
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Title 42 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2
Zero Tolerance Policies
Case Example
Chapter Summary
Chapter Resources
Development and Maintenance of Substance Abuse
Why Do Some Students Abuse Substances?
Biologically Based Theories of Substance Abuse
The Disease Model
Brain Chemistry
Genetic Factors
Social Learning Theory of Substance Abuse
Social Learning, Behavioral, and Cognitive-Behavioral Theories
Substance Use as a Coping Skill
Self-Efficacy Expectations
Risk and Protective Factors for Student Substance Abuse
Ecology of Risk and Protective Factors
Defining Risk and Protective Factors
Major Categories of Risk and Protective Factors
Case Example
Chapter Summary
Chapter Resources
Knowing Drugs of Abuse and Screening for a Substance Abuse Problem
Major Substances of Abuse
Club Drugs
Screening for a Substance Abuse Problem
Issues of Consent and Confidentiality
Defining Screening and Assessment for a Substance Problem
Establishing a Positive Working Relationship
Steps in the Screening Process
Is Screening Necessary?
Conduct a Screening
Decide on Need for Assessment
Case Example
Chapter Summary
Chapter Resources
Prevention Programming
The Three Levels of Prevention Programming
Principles of Drug Abuse Prevention
Evaluating Research-Based Prevention Programs
Evaluation of a Universal Prevention Program: LifeSkills Training
Evaluation of a Selected (or Indicated) Prevention Program: Project Towards No Drug Abuse
Evaluation of an Indicated Prevention Program: Reconnecting Youth
Evaluation of a Tiered Program: Adolescent Transitions Program
Summary of Research-Based Prevention Programs
Evaluating the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program
Evaluation Studies of D.A.R.E.
Core Elements of D.A.R.E.
Why Is D.A.R.E. So Popular?
Planning for Implementation of a Substance Abuse Prevention Program
What Is the Severity of the Problem?
Is the School Ready to Implement a Substance Abuse Prevention Program?
What Are the Existing Gaps in Services for Students?
In What Ways Can the School Collaborate with the Local Community?
Case Example
Chapter Summary
Chapter Resources
Individual Interventions
Types of Individual Interventions for Substance-Using Adolescents
How Are Substance-Using Adolescents Currently Treated?
Effectiveness of Current Interventions
Important Questions about Individual Interventions for Students
What Are the Essential Components of Student Interventions?
When Should a School Mental Health Professional Decide to Implement an Individual Intervention Plan?
What Is the School Professional's Role When the Student Is Receiving Treatment from an Outside Agency?
A Comprehensive Early Intervention Program
The Basis for Our Intervention Program
A Brief Adolescent-Focused, School-Based Intervention for Substance Use
Special Issues in Intervening with Substance-Using Students
Case Example
Chapter Summary
Chapter Resources
Group Interventions
Types of Group Interventions
Psychoeducational Groups
Support Groups
Self-Help Groups
Therapy Groups
Understanding the Developmental Process of Groups
Initial Stage
Transition Stage
Working Stage
Termination Stage
A Note about Group Stages
Group Leadership Skills
Basic Counseling Skills
Modeling Desired Behaviors
Working with Resistant Members
Cultural Awareness and Competency
Practical Considerations of Group Work in Schools
Developing a Group Plan
Group Logistics
Member Goals
Support from the Larger System
Specific Issues for Substance-Abuse-Related Groups
Case Example
Chapter Summary
Chapter Resources
Consultation and Referral
Overview of the Key Features of the Consultation and Referral Process
Practical Steps for Non-School-Based Service Delivery
Identifying the Need for Community-Based Services
Gathering Critical Pieces of Information to Shape an Action Plan
Locating Available Resources
Matching Available Services with a Student's Needs
Putting It All Together
Considering Financial Responsibilities
Building and Maintaining a Systemic Referral Process
Team-Based Approach
Mutual Education
Responsiveness to Existing Policies
Case Example
Chapter Summary
Chapter Resources
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