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Treadway: A diversionary program for preadolescents at risk for substance use
by Carrison, Amy L., Psy.D., Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, 2016, 75; 10164044
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to develop a flexible, adaptable curriculum (Treadway) designed to meet the specific developmental needs of preadolescents who have been identified as being high risk for developing a substance use problem. Substance use among preadolescents has been reported with increasing frequency. Preadolescents (individuals ages 11 to 13) differ from their older adolescent counterparts behaviorally, cognitively, emotionally, and socially; differences which impact how to approach the preadolescent’s use of alcohol and drugs. Stakeholders are inclined to help younger clients, but have limited information on how to intervene effectively with preadolescents. In the space between substance abuse prevention and substance abuse treatment, there exists a strong need for a diversionary curriculum targeting preadolescents. The Treadway program was designed to meet this need. Key Words: Preadolescents, adolescents, substance use interventions, substance abuse, treatment manuals

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sovereign, Ashley
Commitee: Larson, Nickey, Rogers, Marcia
School: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-B 78/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords: Adolescents, Preadolescents, Substance abuse, Substance use interventions, Treatment manuals
Publication Number: 10164044
ISBN: 978-1-369-18685-7
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