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
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.