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Assist to Resist Program

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This is a program that strives to prevent substance use in Black Youth. A supplemental parent training guide devoted to bringing simple, engaging and culturally relevant substance use and abuse prevention materials to African American parents of elementary-school age children. Assist to Resist (in combination with BPSS Program) is designed to empower African American parents to assist them in empowering their children to discover, define and develop both a positive racial identity and the skills to remain free of alcohol and other drugs. For African American youth, growing up Black and proud is crucial to growing up alcohol- and other drug-free. The program stresses the importance of parental racial socialization to promote cultural awareness and the individual and collective harms of destructive behavior. Through racial socialization parents can help African American children realize that they are a very special part of a very special community, and learn information and skills they will need to grow into drug free adults.

Collaborators and Funders

  • The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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