A home-based prevention program for sixth-grade alcohol use: Results from project Northland

Carolyn L. Williams, Cheryl L. Perry, Bonnie Dudovitz, Sara Veblen-Mortenson, Pamela S. Anstine, Kelli A. Komro, Traci L Toomey

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Abstract

Project Northland is designed to prevent alcohol use among young adolescents. The project is ongoing in 24 school districts, randomly assigned to intervention or reference conditions. Multiple interventions begin with sixth graders and continue through eighth grade. The reference districts offer their standard health curricula. Evaluation consists of school surveys with the cohort (N = 2201) and telephone surveys of half their parents. This article describes the sixth-grade home-based intervention, the Slick Tracy Home Team. Findings of broad-based participation across sex, race, and risk status were documented, as well as some increases in knowledge and family communication about alcohol use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-147
Number of pages23
JournalThe Journal of Primary Prevention
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1995

Keywords

  • adolescents
  • alcohol
  • prevention

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