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Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practiceby Kristen Gabrielsen
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Key Benefit: This cutting-edge book responds to the growing need for a resource that addresses the rapid development of the substance abuse prevention profession. Key Topics: Substance Abuse Prevention presents the most current knowledge in the field, analyzing what does and doesn't work in the implementation of prevention programs. The book also includes a section to help you prepare for the successful completion of the ICRC examination. Market: For the substance abuse prevention professional preparing for the workplace and certification and for any substance abuse therapists, psychologist, psychiatrists.
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Presenting the science-based components of substance abuse prevention practice, this text analyzes what does and doesn't work when implementing prevention programs, offers guidelines on becoming a culturally competent prevention professional, and provides a chart of each major drug category that includes an overview of the drug category's effects, symptoms of overdose, possible withdrawal effects, and acute and chronic effects. Case studies and real-life examples are also included. Specific topics within the book include program planning, ethics, the role of media in prevention, and grant writing. Hogan is affiliated with the University of Nevada.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
1. Introduction —Julie Hogan.
Evolution and Training of the Preventative Discipline.
Attitudes about Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs.
Definitions of Use, Abuse, and Dependence/Addiction.
Justification for Theory.
United States History of Substance Abuse Prevention.
A Timeline of Prevention.
Building Blocks for the Prevention Profession.
2. Prevention Research—Julie Hogan.
The Risk and Protective Factor Theory.
The Resiliency Approach.
The Developmental Assets Approach.
The Six CSAP Strategies.
3. Prevention Program Planning—Kristen Reed Gabrielson.
Step 1: Asses the Readiness of the Community and Mobilize for Action.
Step 2: Assess the Levels of Risk Factors and Protective Factors in the Community.
Step 3: Translate Data into Priorities.
Step 4: Examine the Resources in the Community that are Reducing Risk Factors.
Step 5: Select a Target Population.
Step 6: Apply “Best Practices” and “Guiding Principles.”
Step 7: Evaluate.
4. Facts about Drugs— Nora Luna.
Models of Addiction.
Central Nervous System Depressants.
Central Nervous Stimulants.
Trends in Drug Use.
5. The Cultural Context and Ethics of Prevention—Denise Grothaus.
Elements of Culture.
Types of Culture.
Working in the Community.
Ethics in Prevention.
6. Incorporating Human Development Theory into Prevention—Denise Grothaus.
Abraham Maslows Hierarchy of Needs.
Erik Eriksons Psychosocial Developmental Stages.
Jean Piagets Cognitive-Developmental Stages.
7. The Media and Prevention—Nora Luna.
8. The Logic Model and Evaluation—Kristen Reed Gabrielson.
Developing Evaluation Questions.
Internal or External Evaluations?
Developing a Design to Answer Evaluation Questions.
Developing Methods to Carry out the Evaluation Design.
Analyzing Evaluation Data.
Conducting the Evaluation.
Using the Answers to the Evaluation Questions.
9. Communication Strategies—Julie Hogan.
Public Speaking Skills.
Group Facilitation and Leadership Skills.
10. Grant Writing—Kristen Reed Gabrielson.
Introduction to Grant Writing in Prevention.
Motivations of Grant Makers.
Preliminary Steps to Grant Writing.
Writing Shorter Letter Proposals.
Writing Long Proposals.
General Grant-Writing Tips.
What Happens Next?
11. Bringing it all Together—Julie Hogan.
Challenges in Applying Science-Based Prevention Principles to Prevention Programs.
Appendix A: Community Readiness Survey.
Appendix B: Validated Archival Indicators.
Appendix C: Three Case Studies in Prevention.
Appendix D: Case Studies in Prevention. Closing the Gap Between Research and Practice: Lessons of the First Three Years of CSAPs National CAPT System 1997-2000.
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