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Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents

Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents
Evaluation and Intervention

March 1991 | 112 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
As the title suggests, this volume focuses on the ever-increasing problem of child and adolescent substance abuse. Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents is unique because it devotes particular attention to the evaluation of intervention programs aimed at preventing substance abuse among youth. The authors elaborate on the scope of substance abuse, current theory and research regarding causes and risk factors, and alternative intervention approaches. Various types of interventions and approaches are broadly outlined from community-, school- and media-based interventions to more traditional forms of inpatient and outpatient treatments. Both treatment and prevention programs are detailed to better convey current research program applications. In addition, a particularly noteworthy discussion on evaluation of intervention programs and dissemination of these programs beyond the confines of research is presented. Written by three uniquely qualified authors, this authoritative volume offers researchers, students, and practitioners a practical resource for understanding and dealing with a topic of clinical and social significance. "What this book does best is provide guidelines for developing a research and service program for adolescents who are at risk for abusing substances. The issues that need to be dealt with in designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating a program and place are presented and explained thoroughly. . . . [This book] will help a diverse group of individuals understand and avoid the pitfalls of designing, implementing, and evaluating prevention and intervention programs for adolescents who are abusing substances." --Contemporary Psychology "[A part of] Sage's excellent Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry series. All three authors are experienced and sophisticated investigators in the domain of social welfare, public health and developmental psychology. This book reviews the various facets of substance abuse among young people. Particular attention is given to the design, implementation, and evaluation of intervention programs geared towards reducing the risk of substance abuse in such individuals." --Child & Family Behavior Therapy "Schinke et al. have done a remarkable job providing readers with a basic foundation with which to understand the state of the art in substance abuse prevention. As such, this book will prove very useful for practitioners who are contemplating the development of substance abuse prevention programs. Additionally, the overview of prevention, coupled with its clarity of expression and reasonable price make it an ideal addition to social work courses on children and adolescents, school of social work, or the prevention and treatment of chemical abuse." --Research on Social Work Practice "This is an interesting book. . . . The authors do cite some of the relevant demographic data concerning younger substance users in America, and some recent work on the issue of primary prevention." --Clinical Psychology Forum "This book is highly recommended to individuals involved in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of alcohol and other drug prevention programs for children and youth. The text can be a valuable resource particularly to health educators involved in the evaluation and dissemination of these programs. The text can also be an important resource for utilization in courses in which methods for the evaluation and dissemination of health education programs is emphasized as part of the course curricula. The minimal cost of this volume makes it an exceptional value in the marketplace of books in health education." --Health Values

Patterns of Substance Abuse Among Adolescents
Etiology and Theory
Approaches to Substance-Abuse Prevention
Substance-Abuse Treatment Programs for Adolescents
The Evaluation of Interventions
The Dissemination of Interventions

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