A Handbook for Educators, Counselors, and Clinicians
The Social Norms Approach to Preventing School and College Age
offers educators, counselors, and clinicians a
handbook for understanding and implementing a new and highly
successful alternative to traditional methods for preventing
substance abuse among young people. The proven "social norms"
approach outlined in this book identifies young people's dramatic
misperceptions about their peer norms and promotes accurate public
reporting of actual positive norms that exist in all student
populations. The contributors to this important book are the
originators, pioneers, and active proponents of this new approach.
Many of them have successfully applied the social norms approach in
secondary and higher education settings and as a result have
promoted healthier lifestyles among adolescents and young adults
across the United States.