Expert in preventing youth drug abuse discusses linking research with practice.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Drugs and youth (Management)
Drugs and youth (Prevention)
Psychologists (Speeches, lectures and essays)
Pub Date: 03/22/2011
Publication: Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069
Issue: Date: Spring, 2011 Source Volume: 39 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Event Code: 200 Management dynamics; 290 Public affairs Computer Subject: Company business management
Product: Product Code: 8043300 Psychologists NAICS Code: 62133 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians) SIC Code: 8049 Offices of health practitioners, not elsewhere classified
Persons: Named Person: Botvin, Gilbert
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 266957305
Full Text: Gilbert Botvin, professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College and a leading researcher in the prevention of adolescent tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse, presented the fourth annual John Doris Memorial Lecture on April 6. Botvin, principal investigator on numerous National Institutes of Health-funded prevention projects that extend to some 300 schools and 40,000 students, discussed how to translate empirical findings into effective school-based interventions. He focused on his LifeSkills Training program, an evidence-based approach that builds children's social and self-management skills, along with educating them about the dangers of substance abuse. The Doris Lecture is named for the late John Doris, professor emeritus of human development and founding director of the Family Life Development Center.

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