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Fond M, Kendall-Taylor N, Volmert A, Pineau MG, L’Hôte E. 2017. Seeing the spectrum: Mapping the gaps between expert and public understandings of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Manitoba. Washington, DC: FrameWorks Institute, 49 pp.

Annotation: This report presents an empirically-based framing strategy for communicating about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Contents include a set of principles reflecting expert understanding of what fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is, how alcohol affects fetal development, why women consume alcohol while pregnant, what the effects of FASD are, and how FASD can be prevented and addressed. The report also describes shared but implicit understandings, assumptions, and patterns of reasoning that shape how the public thinks about FASD, points at which expert and public understandings overlap and diverge, and key challenges in communicating about FASD. Recommendations are included.

Contact: FrameWorks Institute, 1333 H Street, N.W., Suite 700 West, Washington, DC 20005, E-mail: info@FrameWorksInstitute.org Web Site: http://www.FrameWorksInstitute.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol use during pregnancy, Beliefs, Communication, Culturally competent services, Fetal alcohol effects, Fetal alcohol syndrome, Fetal development, Prevention services, Research, Trauma care

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 2015. Planning alcohol interventions using NIAAA's CollegeAIM alcohol intervention matrix. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 36 pp.

Annotation: This document for higher education officials, particularly alcohol and other drug program and student life staff, provides information and guidance on choosing interventions to address harmful and underage drinking in campus communities. Contents include a matrix and summary tables of individual- and environmental-level strategies. A strategy planning worksheet, frequently asked questions, and supporting resources are also included.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: NIAAAweb-r@exchange.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 15-AA-8017.

Keywords: Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Colleges, Intervention, Prevention programs, Program planning, Resources for professionals, Students, Young adults

Levi J, Segal LM, De Biasi A, Martin A. 2015. Reducing teen substance misuse: What really works. Washington, DC: Trust for America's Health, 99 pp.

Annotation: This report includes state-by-state youth drug overdose death rates and rankings, and a report card for how well states scored on 10 key indicators of leading evidence-based policies and programs that can improve the wellbeing of children and youth and have been connected with preventing and reducing misuse of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.

Contact: Trust for America's Health, 1730 M Street, N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-9870 Fax: (202) 223-9871 E-mail: info@tfah.org Web Site: http://healthyamericans.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Children, Drug use attitudes, Drug use behavior, Health education, Health policy, Prevention programs, Protective factors, Risk factors, Smoking, Tobacco use, Young adults

Dworsky A, Napolitano L, Barisik E, Reddy S, Simon M. 2013. The Demoiselle-2-Femme (D2F) pregnancy prevention program evaluation: Findings from the first baseline survey. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report presents the results of a baseline survey completed by 241 girls, primarily African American, in grade 9 through 11 who are participating in a federally funded evaluation of the Demoiselle-2-Femme signature after-school program in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the evaluation is to estimate the effects of program participation on a number of key behavioral outcomes, including sexual activity, unprotected sex, and adolescent pregnancy. The report presents background; describes the program; and discusses study design and methods; student characteristics; relationships with adults; attitudes, feelings, and knowledge about sexual behavior; sexual behavior and prior pregnancy; dating violence; tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use; and educational expectations.

Contact: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 1313 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, Telephone: (773) 753-5900 Fax: (773) 753-5940 Web Site: http://www.chapinhall.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent females, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescent sexuality, Alcohol consumption behavior, Blacks, Community programs, Dating, Educational attainment, Illinois, Interpersonal violence, Marijuana, Prevention, Relationships, Smoking, Substance abuse

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2012. Report to the Congress on the prevention and reduction of underage drinking. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 884 pp.

Annotation: This report to Congress summarizes the status of the latest scientific research on adolescent alcohol use. It describes the characteristics and consequences of underage alcohol use and outlines the federal government's comprehensive efforts to address this problem. In addition, the report contains individual state reports required by the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act. These reports provide information on state-supported prevention and enforcement activities, programs, and policies.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Federal programs, Legislation, Prevention, Public policy, Research, State programs

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. 2011. Adolescent substance use: America's no. 1 public health problem. New York, NY: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 406 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about adolescent alcohol consumption and substance abuse, including the abuse of prescription drugs and illegal drugs. The report explains the problem and discusses its magnitude, consequences, messages that promote adolescent substance abuse, adolescent perceptions and expectations,factors that compound or reduce the risk of adolescent substance abuse and addiction, prevention approaches and barriers to improvement, and treatment.

Contact: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 633 Third Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (212) 841-5200 Fax: (212) 956-8020 Web Site: http://www.casacolumbia.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol dependence, Alcohol intoxication, Drug addiction, Health promotion, Mass media, Prevention, Substance abuse, Treatment

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 2011. Alcohol screening and brief intervention for youth: A practitioner's guide. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 40 pp.

Annotation: This guide for primary care health professionals provides a simple, empirically derived tool for identifying children and adolescents ages 9-18 at risk for alcohol-related problems. The guide also explains why it is important to screen for such problems and how the tool helps in doing so. A pocket guide and algorithm are also available from the website.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: NIAAAweb-r@exchange.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol dependence, Alcohol intoxication, Child attitudes, Adolescent attitudes, Child behavior, Child health, Continuing education, High risk adolescents, High risk children, Intervention, Prevention, Primary care, Screening

Georgetown University, Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth. 2010. Youth exposure to alcohol advertising on television, 2001 to 2009. Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, 20 pp.

Annotation: This report presents an overview of alcohol product advertising on television from 2001 to 2009 and discusses the alcohol industry's 30% threshold (i.e., an agreement to limit alcohol advertising to programs in which underage viewers make up a maximum of 30%), as well as adolescent exposure to alcohol product advertising on television.

Contact: Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, Georgetown University, 3300 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Suite 5000, Box 571444, Washington, DC 20057-1485, Telephone: (202) 687-1019 E-mail: info@camy.org Web Site: http://camy.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Advertising, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Television

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Underage Drinking Research Initiative. 2010. Parenting to prevent childhood alcohol use. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 4 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provide information on what parents can do to help their children avoid abusing alcohol. Topics include adolescent alcohol use, how parenting style affects adolescents' alcohol-use decisions, modeling, genetics, and whether adolescents listen.

Contact: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, , 5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304, Bethesda, MD 20892-9304, Telephone: (301) 443-3860 Fax: (301) 780-1726 E-mail: NIAAAweb-r@exchange.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Alcohol consumption, Communication, Consumer education materials, Genetics, High risk adolescents, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Prevention

U.S. Office of the Surgeon General. 2007. The Surgeon General's call to action to prevent and reduce underage drinking. Rockville, MD: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, 94 pp.

Annotation: This report seeks to engage all levels of government as well as individuals and private sector institutions in a coordinated, multifaceted effort to prevent and reduce underage drinking and its adverse consequences. The report discusses the scope of the problem, alcohol use and adolescent development, prevention and reduction of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders in adolescents, and a vision for the future. Conclusions, references, and acknowledgments are also included. The report includes two appendices: (1) definition of a standard drink and (2) diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse and dependence.

Contact: U.S. Office of the Surgeon General, Tower Building, Plaza Level 1, Room 100, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 276-8853 Fax: (240) 453-6141 Web Site: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent development, Adolescent health, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Prevention

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies. 2003. School experiences and substance abuse among youths. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies, 3 pp. (The NHSDA report; July 4, 2003)

Annotation: This report presents results for adolescents (ages 12-17) from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, in which respondents are asked to report use of alcohol and various illicit drugs during the month before the interview. The following topics are covered: (1) prevalence of illicit drug and alcohol use among adolescents, (2) attitudes toward school, and (3) drug or alcohol prevention messages. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the report. The report concludes with endnotes and figure and table notes.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Illicit drugs, Prevention, School, Substance abuse, Surveys

Bonnie RJ, O'Connell ME, eds.; Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Committee on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking. 2003. Reducing underage drinking: A collective responsibility. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 295 pp., 1 CD-ROM.

Annotation: This book outlines a strategy to reduce underage drinking in the United States. It focuses on the idea that parents must be at the center of an effort to reduce underage drinking. The book is divided into two main parts. Part one discusses the characteristics and consequences underage drinking and topics in understanding why underage youths drink. Part two addresses strategy design; the roles of national media, the alcohol and entertainment industries; access; youth-oriented interventions; and the roles of communities and federal and state governments. Five appendices include a statement of task, workshop agendas and participants, other contributors, and biographical sketches of committee members and staff. Statistical information is presented in figures and tables throughout the book and an index is provided. The enclosed CD-ROM contains 16 background papers discussing various aspects of underage drinking to complement the printed chapters of the book.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: customer_service@nap.edu Web Site: http://www.nap.edu Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-309-08935-2.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescents, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol education, Alcohol intoxication, CD-ROMs, Mass media, Parents, Substance abuse prevention

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2003. Too smart to start: Community action kit. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 19 items.

Annotation: This community action kit contains materials from Too Smart to Start, a public education initiative that provides research-based strategies and materials for professionals and volunteers at the community level to help them conduct an underage alcohol use prevention initiative. The materials are designed to education 9- to 13-year-olds about the harms of alcohol use and to support parents and caregivers as they participate in their children's activities. Kit contents include (1) a brochure that provides an overview of the initiative, (2) an implementation guide that can be used to design a local Too Smart to Start initiative and to generate ideas on how to approach the many aspects of this work, (3) a data book that provides information, facts, and statistics about the Too Smart To Start target audiences, (4) a menu of suggested activities, programs, and materials to stimulate thinking, and (5) a large selection of publications, broadcast and print public service announcements, and posters.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.samhsa.gov Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS (SMA) 03-3866.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol education, Child health, Communities, Consumer education materials, Federal initiatives, Initiatives, Parents, Prevention, Resource materials

Fleming M, Towey K, eds. 2003. Educational Forum on Adolescent Health: Youth drinking patterns and alcohol advertising—Proceedings. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association, 93 pp.

Annotation: This publication contains presentations from speakers at the American Medical Association Educational Forum on Adolescent Health: Youth Drinking Patterns and Alcohol Advertising, held on November 6, 2003. The publication also includes bibliographies, an audience participation and questions section, a future research and action section, references, and resources. The content is intended to inform the public campaign to raise awareness of alcohol industry advertising practices and to reduce underage drinking. The publication includes two appendices: (1) attendees/groups represented and (2) American Medical Association Policy.

Contact: American Medical Association, 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610, Telephone: (800) 621-8335 Fax: Web Site: http://www.ama-assn.org

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Adolescents, Advertising, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Conference proceedings

Amatetti S, Funkhouser JE, Kobrin M, Lane A. 1991. Turning awareness into action: What your community can do about drug use in America. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, 68 pp. (English), 80 pp. (Spanish) (OSAP prevention library; no. 1)

Annotation: This booklet, in English or Spanish, gives examples of successful community prevention programs, as well as guidelines for finding out more about your community's prevention needs and taking action. It also includes lists of government and non-government prevention resources, and background information on the problems caused by alcohol or drug use among youth. This book is for anyone concerned about preventing alcohol or drug problems at the community level, including parents; teachers; young adults; health, social, and public service providers; business women and men; members of religious organizations; and other groups.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption, Alcohol education, Attitudes, Community programs, Drug Abuse, Drug education, Spanish language materials, Substance abuse

Rogers PD, ed. 1987. Chemical dependency. Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders Company, 270 pp. (Pediatric clinics of North America; v.34, no. 2)

Annotation: This book contains 18 articles on adolescents and drug and/or alcohol use. The articles were written for physicians who encounter adolescents in their practice. The information is intended to help physicians in their approach to the adolescent who may be abusing psychoactive substances and may, indeed, be chemically dependent.

Contact: Elsevier, Health Sciences Division, 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822, Telephone: (215) 239-3900 Fax: (215) 239-3990 Web Site: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent health, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcoholic beverages, Cocaine, Drug dependence, Drug use, Hallucinogens, Marijuana, Narcotics, Screening, Smoking

DeVault C, Strong B. 1987. Serena's secret. Santa Cruz, CA: Network Publications, 80 pp. (It's your choice)

Annotation: "It's Your Choice" series of books focus on young people faced with real-life choices and decisions. The reader makes decisions for the character and makes the story happen by choosing how they react in different situations. The reader then turns to a corresponding page where the consequences of various decisions are discussed. This particular book in the series focuses on using alcohol.

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol education, Peer pressure, Substance abuse prevention

Polaris Research and Development and Urban and Rural Systems Associates. 1984. Prevention Plus: Involving Schools, Parents, and the Community in Alcohol and Drug Education. Washington, DC: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 324 pp.

Annotation: This document describes models of community alcohol and drug prevention programs which were presented at Prevention Plus conferences nationwide. Each of the models meets the following criteria: a comprehensive youth alcohol and other drug education program; prevention and early intervention programs are included; prevention approaches are well documented; prevention approaches are state of the art. In addition, this guide contains curriculum information and information about programs for parents and community members. The appendixes include information about model risk programs sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and other prevention ideas which have been sent to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to the Secretary's Initiative on Teenage Alcohol Abuse.

Contact: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20401, Telephone: (202) 512-1800 Secondary Telephone: (866) 512-1800 Fax: (202) 512-2104 E-mail: contactcenter@gpo.gov Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Alcohol education, Alcoholic beverages, Alcoholism, Attitudes, Behavior, Drug abuse, Drug addiction, Drug education, Recreational drug use, Substance abuse prevention

Ross Laboratories. 1983. Adolescent substance abuse: Report of Fourteenth Ross Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Common Pediatric Problems. Columbus, OH: Ross Laboratories, 81 pp.

Annotation: This report on Adolescent Substance Abuse resulted from the Fourteenth Ross Roundtable. The program was designed to address the needs of pediatricians, family practitioners, and allied health care workers who deal with adolescents involved in substance use, particularly of alcohol and marijuana.

Contact: Ross Laboratories, Consumer Relations, 625 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215-1724, Telephone: (800) 227-5767 Secondary Telephone: (614) 624-7485 Contact Phone: (614) 227-3333 Web Site: http://www.ross.com

Keywords: Adolescent attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol education, Attitudes, Behavior, Drug abuse, Drug addiction, Marijuana, Recreational drug use

Finn P, Lawson J. 1975 (ca.). Alcohol: Pleasures and problems. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates, 23 pp.

Annotation: This pamphlet describes the effects alcohol has on the body, mind and emotions. It discusses the reasons people drink and what an alcoholic is and where they can get help. A bibliography lists more reading material on alcohol use and some organizations to contact for more information.

Contact: Abt Associates Inc., 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 600, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 913-0500 Fax: (301) 652-3618 Web Site: http://www.abtassociates.com/index.cfm Price unknown.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alcohol consumption attitudes, Alcohol consumption behavior, Substance abuse

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.