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2016 Service-Learning Symposium: Drugs and Alcohol Education

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Drugs and Alcohol Education

Authors: Candace Brady, Donnie Drury, Ashley Krauss, Jessica Spencer, and Kyajuana Gilbert

Faculty Supervisor: Nicole Masano, MSN 

Community Partner: Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center

Abstract:

In Community Health Nursing, students from the BSN class partnered with the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center to educate at risk youths about the dangers of alcohol and use.  Adolescents are more prone to high risk behavior as a part of their natural growth and maturation.  The local school system approach of education focuses heavily on abstinence.  The nursing students, along with their community partner, decided that providing the adolescents with additional information about drug and alcohol use would be of benefit.  The education was provided in a non-authoritative manner and focused on various risky behaviors. The adolescents were also encouraged to take charge of their health.  They were empowered to make responsible decisions.