Protecting You/Protecting Me: Evaluation of A Student-Led Alcohol Prevention and Traffic Safety Program for Elementary Students

This article reports on a study that evaluated a student-led alcohol prevention and traffic safety program for elementary school students. The study include pre- and post-surveys of self-protective knowledge and skills in 24 third, fourth, and fifth grade classrooms. These students were compared with a control group of 24 classrooms who were not exposed to the program for alcohol prevention and traffic safety. The authors were testing the replicability of immediate positive effects of first-year exposure and testing the cumulative effects of second year exposure to the five-year curriculum. Results showed the usefulness of a multi-year curriculum approach for elementary school students. Children in intervention classrooms made greater gains in Media Literacy and Vehicle Safety Skills than did comparison students. Those with two years of exposure scored higher for Vehicle Safety Skills on the pre-survey and made greater increases than did the control students.

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  • Authors:
    • Bell, Mary Lou
    • Baker, Tara Kelley
    • Falb, Timothy
    • Roberts-Gray, Cindy
  • Publication Date: 2005-3


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 33-53
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  • Accession Number: 01002992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2005 1:25PM