Authors are at: Department of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, University of Washington, Seattle.
PREVENTING SCHOOL FAILURE, DRUG USE, AND DELINQUENCY AMONG LOW-INCOME CHILDREN: Long-Term Intervention in Elementary Schools
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1995 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 65, Issue 1, pages 87–100, January 1995
How to Cite
O'Donnell, J., Hawkins, J. D., Catalano, R. F., Abbott, R. D. and Day, L. E. (1995), PREVENTING SCHOOL FAILURE, DRUG USE, AND DELINQUENCY AMONG LOW-INCOME CHILDREN: Long-Term Intervention in Elementary Schools. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 65: 87–100. doi: 10.1037/h0079598
A revised version of a paper submitted to the Journal in September 1993. Research was supported by grants from the Prevention Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Burlington Northern Foundation.
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
A six-year, school-based prevention program, which modified classroom teacher practices, offered parent training, and provided child social skills training, was evaluated for its effects on school failure, drug abuse, and delinquency among low-income urban children. Compared to a low-income control group, children in the intervention group showed enhanced school commitment and class participation. The girls in the group also evidenced lower rates of substance use initiation, while the boys exhibited increased social and school work skills.