Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


A literature review is presented that confirms the author's position that parents can play an important and active role in preventing chemical abuse in their children. The author reviews and discusses three currently available chemical awareness programs for parents' "FAST," "Roots and Wings," and "Charlie for Grown-ups." A survey was conducted with parents of children from Northstar Elementary School in North Minneapolis to find out their views on chemical awareness and what they would like in a program. The results of the survey are consistent with the literature in that good parenting, good communication between parents and children, and children's self-esteem are important in preventing chemical abuse in children. The author chose the "Roots and Wings" program as the best choice for a program for parents of children at Northstar School.


SC 11.MSW.1993.Tuttle.SC

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