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1 Healthy New Bedford Youth Normandin Middle School PTO November 8, 2006

2 Wishes for Our Children T1-4 “Begin with the end in mind.” -2 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY

3 - 3 © 2000 Developmental Research and Programs, Inc. ® 05/31/2000 Rev. 3 Source: University of Michigan, 2005 Monitoring the Future Study

4 SOURCE: University of Michigan, 2005 Monitoring the Future Study 4 Percent of Students Reporting Smoking Daily, by Grade * * * * Significant difference between recent peak year and current year.

5 No year-to-year differences are statistically significant. Percent of 12th Graders Reporting Nonmedical Use of OxyContin and Vicodin in the Past Year Remained High Percent of 12th Graders Reporting Nonmedical Use of OxyContin and Vicodin in the Past Year Remained High OxyContin Vicodin Percent Issues of Concern 5.5* * Between 2002 and 2005 the abuse of OxyContin by 12 th graders increased significantly. Source: University of Michigan, 2005 Monitoring the Future Study

6 Tobacco Use Among NB 7 th & 8 th Graders: 1999—2005

7 Trends in Lifetime Use of Alcohol and Marijuana Reported by NB 7 th & 8 th Graders

8 Lifetime Use of Illicit Drugs Reported by NB 7 th & 8 th Graders 1999—2005

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15 So what does this mean to our dreams for our kids? The percentage of youths engaging in delinquent behaviors increases significantly with the level of past year alcohol use The same correlation is true with increasing levels of use of marijuana Persons reporting first use of alcohol before age 15 experience 5 times the risk of later alcohol dependence than those who first used alcohol at age 21 or older

16 -16 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY Social Development Strategy T 1-8A

17 -17 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY Social Development Strategy T-1-8B

18 -18 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY Community Risk Factors T1-9 Availability of Drugs Availability of Firearms Community Laws and Norms Favorable to Drug use, Firearms And Crime Media Portrayals of Violence Low Neighborhood Attachment And Community Disorganization Extreme Economic Deprivation Transitions and Mobility Substance Abuse Delinquency Teen PregnancySchool Drop-Out Violence Adolescent Problem Behaviors

19 -19 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY School Risk Factors T1-10 Substance Abuse Delinquency Teen PregnancySchool Drop-Out Violence Adolescent Problem Behaviors Early and Persistent Anti-Social Behavior Academic Failure Beginning In Late Elementary School Lack of Commitment To School

20 -20 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY Family Risk Factors T1-11 Family History of the Problem Behavior Family Management Problems Family Conflict Favorable Parental Attitudes And Involvement in the Problem Behavior Substance Abuse Delinquency Teen PregnancySchool Drop-Out Violence Adolescent Problem Behaviors

21 -21 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY What Can We Do to Protect Our Kids? Be informed as parents—know the risks Develop skills to increase the protective factors for our children and our students Monitor our adolescents Set clear guidelines and expectations

22 -22 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY But how? Adolescents whose parents received the Guiding Good Choices Program were…. 26% more likely to remain drug-free 2—3 years later The program reduced alcohol and marijuana use by 40.6% It also reduced progression to more serious substance abuse by 54% …than were adolescents whose parents did NOT participate in the program.

23 -23 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY Risk Factors Addressed by PDFY Family management problems Family conflict Favorable parental attitudes and involvement in the problem behavior Alienation and rebelliousness Friends who engage in the problem behavior Early initiation of the problem behavior Favorable attitudes toward the problem behavior T1-13

24 -24 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY The PDFY/GGC Overview T1-2A Getting Started: How to Prevent Drug Abuse in Your Family. The nature of the problem: Who uses what and when do they start? What increases a child's risk and what can families do to reduce those risks? Setting Guidelines: How to Develop Healthy Beliefs And Clear Standards. Developing clear family guidelines on alcohol and other drugs. Effectively communicating parents' expectations at a family meeting.

25 -25 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY The PDFY/GGC Overview (Continued) T1-2B Avoiding Trouble: How to Say No to Drugs. Learn a five-step skill to help children resist peer pressure. Using family meetings to practice the skills. Managing Conflict: How to Control and Express Your Anger. How to control anger and express anger constructively. Using family meetings to reduce conflict.

26 -26 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY The PDFY /GGC Overview (Continued) T1-2C Involving Everyone: How to Strengthen Family Bonds. Increasing children's contributions to the family. Redistributing family tasks.

27 -27 © 1988 Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. Item #500186B PDFY Make Your Dreams for Them a Reality! Join us for the upcoming sessions of Guiding Good Choices here at NMS! Healthy kids


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