Falco (2014), found the key elements for establishing a curriculum for prevention of substance abuse. The curriculum included developmentally appropriate information about drugs, social resistance skills training, normative education, personal and social skills. Interactive teaching techniques and teacher training was included in the curriculum and adequate coverage and sufficient follow-ups were also provided. 16. Douglas and Flay (2015), found that science guides the prevention of youth problem behaviors.
Being aware that everyone makes mistakes, and the mistakes that adolescents make are ones that they use to help themselves grow in their lives later on will help drastically. The implementation of these ideas will help teens and children be affected by the juvenile justice system in a positive
In summarizing Senate Bill 200 (SB 200), SB 200 offers a more effective use of resources to hold offenders responsible, attain better results for Kentucky youths in the juvenile justice system and their families, and maintain public safety. The amendments to the bill are grounded on recommendations from a bi-partisan, inter-branch task force and extensive stakeholder input. The bill addresses three key points to ensure improved effectiveness and outcomes. Firstly, using the right resources on the right child to produce better outcomes. SB 200 uses the costly resources/treatments on more serious offenders by placing restrictions on the commitment of lower level offenders and the length of time they may be placed out-of-home.
The study investigated factors associated with relapse and remission of alcohol dependent persons after community based treatment. The study found that factors significantly associated with relapse to alcohol use included severity of alcohol use and craving for alcohol at intake and the age of onset of alcohol drinking. Further the study found a statistically significant predictive value in the mean score of alcohol related problems in the community based group (health, social, financial and legal). The study therefore concluded that identifying factors that are associated with relapse after alcohol dependence treatment is likely to improve the effectiveness of treatment and prevent relapse in persons at risk (Kuria,
(Turner, 2011) The trends in juvenile crime are better analyzed through the media reporting the crime rate as well as the media has helped to provide the information which presents the insights to why and how crime happen and what is the core issue behind the crime. Theory also suggests that the youth self-reporting is also a vulnerable mean of assessing variation over time in law-breaking behaviors. (Mears, Cochran, Greenman, Bhati, & Greenwald,
Drug courts, initially propelled in Florida in 1989, are an arrangement of escalated treatment and supervision. The thought is to treat the instances of peaceful substance-mishandling guilty parties uniquely in contrast to other criminal cases in light of the fact that the dependence is at the base of the criminal action. Accentuation is on recovery instead of discipline. Drug Courts are the best equity intercession for treating drug-dependent individuals the purpose of drug courts is to diminish drug use, lessen wrongdoing, spare cash, and it reestablish lives with sparing more hardship on the kids and reconnecting families together. Drug Courts serve a small amount of the assessed 1.2 million drug dependent individuals presently included in the equity framework.
Kristi House is a child advocacy center that is involved in meeting the legal, medical and emotional needs of child victims of sexual abuse, sex trafficking and sexually exploited children. With this legislation and grants, clients will receive an effective and enhance respond from the authorities. 2. Given the above information, discuss why you either support or do not support this legislation. If you feel the legislation has both positive and negative impacts, please list why and include your critical analysis.
The main thing i learned while reading this article was that the main focus was about using the risk focus method. This whole article is about a study that uses the risk focus approach to help adolescents with prevention from drugs and alcohol. The risk focus approach requires identifying the risk factors for drug abuse and identify effective methods that have been addressed and applying these methods to high risk populations to see results.
be used to design intervention programs to enhance resilience among adolescents to help them manage bullying behaviors and to prevent them from experiencing victimization (Narayanan, Betts, 2014). Suicide Ideation The article “Suicide Ideation and Bullying among US Adolescents” examines the relationship between race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation and the risks of being bullied and vulnerability to suicide ideation. It is known that bullying and suicide ideation are positively correlated.
Treatment seeks to create a continuum of care by recognizing that different drug use patterns must guide treatment strategies. Since there is a chronic relapse pattern with addictions treatment, abstinence is not always the only measure of success. Harm reduction involves establishing a hierarchy of achievable goals which, when taken step by step, can lead to a healthier life for drug users and a healthier community for everyone. The [enforcement] policy says that the VPD [police agencies] will continue to target street and middle-level drug traffickers and producers. Police will be guided by an individual’s behaviour in determining whether or not to lay drug or alcohol possession charges.
Everyone knows that Nita is on hard drugs (cocaine). She will sleep with men for money. It was told to the reporter more than once that Nita would allow grown men to have oral sex with her child for drugs. The child would be hollering, probably because she does not like it. It was unknown if this is happening to the other child.
Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Cocaine is an illegal drug in the United States. It is a chemical obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. It is classified as a central nervous system stimulant that causes feelings of euphoria as well as increases body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. It can also be used as a local anesthetic. A cocaine user, when high, will feel a sense of intense euphoria increasing libido.
The common conception of drug users typically involves low-income minority individuals who reside in urban areas. Drug use is often thought to coincide with other social issues such as crime, sexual promiscuity, violence, and lack of employment. The National Household Survey illustrated a correlation between socioeconomic status and ethnic background in predicting the use of illicit drugs. However, the connection between racial background and drug use is more complex than it appears and the effect of socioeconomic status on drug use is often ignored. Middle class drug users are more likely to be viewed as doing drugs “the right way”.