The potential of coaching as a strategy to improve the effectiveness of school-based substance use prevention curricula.

@article{Ringwalt2009ThePO,
  title={The potential of coaching as a strategy to improve the effectiveness of school-based substance use prevention curricula.},
  author={Christopher L. Ringwalt and Melinda M. Pankratz and William B Hansen and Linda A Dusenbury and Julia Jackson-Newsom and Steven M. Giles and Paul Henry Brodish},
  journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          696-710
        }
}
Research-based substance use prevention curricula typically yield small effects when implemented by school teachers under real-world conditions. Using a randomized controlled trial, the authors examined whether expert coaching improves the effectiveness of the All Stars prevention curriculum. Although a positive effect on students' cigarette use was noted, this finding may be attributed to marked baseline differences on this variable across the intervention and control groups. No effects were… CONTINUE READING
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