Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach

Abstract

Drugs are still a problem facing our children. Studies have proven that prevention programs are beneficial to our children. In fact, one study, states that for every $150 spent per child for a program, $840 is saved in crime and healthcare costs (Caulkins, Chiesa, Pacula, and Paddock, 2002). What would the savings be if we educated our children from kindergarten, all the way through high school, instead of one, or a couple of years? Therefore, this study is to explain the need for implementing school-based drug prevention programs from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Keywords

Drug abuse—Prevention; Education — Curricula; Public schools Substance abuse – Prevention

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Educational Sociology | Health Policy | Other Education | Public Affairs

Language

English

Comments

Mentor: Larry Ashley