The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4094.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - Board 9

Abstract #39079

Needs assessment for schools participating in a newly developed parent component study of an effective drug abuse prevention program

Araxi P. Macaulay, EdD, MPH1, Amy E. Weiss, BA1, and Kenneth W. Griffin, PhD, MPH2. (1) NHPA, Columbia University, 141 S. Central Ave, Suite 208, Hartsdale, NY 10530, 914-421-2525,, (2) Psychology, Cornell Weill Medical College, 411 E 69 St., New York, NY 10021

Aim: The purpose of this study was to determine baseline characteristics and needs for schools participating in the evaluation of newly developed parent prevention materials to be used in conjunction with an effective research- and school-based drug abuse prevention program. Abstract Text: While significant progress has been made in developing effective research-based approaches to drug abuse prevention, little attention has been devoted to the importance of parent influence on adolescent drug use. This study measures baseline drug knowledge, skills and attitudes and needs of students and parents from middle schools participating in a clinical evaluation of a newly developed parent component. Methodology: Baseline data was collected from middle-school students and their parents participating in this evaluation study and data was analyzed using both the school and the individual as the unit of analysis. Analyses were conducted on the self-reported measures of drug use and drug related attitudes as well as on knowledge, norms, and skills. Results: Data results concerning baseline information reported by students and parents participating in a clinical evaluation of a newly developed parent component will be presented. These data will be used as information for the formal evaluation of the Parent Component Study. Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to (1) identify the needs of parents and students for a parent intervention program, (2) assess the key demographic characteristics of a school-based program and (3) develop an implementation plan for a research-based drug abuse prevention parent component intervention.

Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives

Keywords: Adolescent Health, Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: National Health Promotion Associates Inc., Position: Director of Grants and Research
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Etiology and Prevention of Substance Abuse among Youth Poster Session

The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA