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Parenting IS Prevention Resource Guide

This guide presents resources for participants to add to their knowledge of parenting programs after the training has taken place.

A literature review covers the influence of parents and family on children's drug use, along with the interplay of parental and peer influences, and the role of the extended family and mentors. Prevention implications of these findings are discussed.

To extend the material covered in the Parenting IS Prevention course, a bibliography of key recent works on the parenting education and family support movements is included, citing works from the Department of Justice, the Family Resource Coalition, the Carnegie Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Harvard Family Research Project, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, and other sources.

Profiles of 14 well known parent education programs include a brief description of contents, evaluation information, and program contacts. The programs target various age and ethnic groups and a range of family problems, but most have some focus on substance abuse prevention. Brochures on many of these programs will be made available at the workshops.

The resource guide also has a list of Internet sites on parenting education. The list encompasses Federal agencies and clearinghouses, foundations, advocacy organizations, networks, and other types of organizations.

Finally, Federal resources and national family organizations for substance abuse prevention are listed.


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