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Reconnecting Youth: A Peer Group Approach to Building Life Skills is a research-based prevention program for reaching youth who are at risk for dropping out of school. The program uses a school-based, peer-group approach to enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors that are linked with adolescent problem behaviors in general, and with adolescent drug involvement specifically. The Reconnecting Youth program design includes tested school-based models for preventing drug abuse, school dropout, depression, and suicide behaviors among high-risk youth. The program involves partnerships among school personnel, youth, and parents, and addresses the effects that psychosocial risks and protective factors have on adolescent development within family, friendship, and school contexts.
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Leona L. Eggert, Ph.D., R.N., is professor emeritus (formerly the Spence Endowed Professor) at the University of Washington s School of Nursing Psychosocial and Community Health Department; principal investigator of the Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program; and a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Leona and her colleagues have focused on testing the efficacy of school-based, family-focused, and statewide prevention programs for adolescents; studying etiologic models; and developing measures of adolescent risk and protective factors. Leona holds a doctorate in speech communication with a focus on interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication. She is a child/adolescent psychosocial nurse specialist and a certified health educator and school nurse. Leona has worked extensively for more than 25 years with adolescents, their parents, and teachers in schools and other settings. Leona is the author of Anger Management for Youth and many journal articles and book chapters related to Reconnecting Youth and working with high-risk youth in their social contexts of school, family, and peers. Liela J. Nicholas is the co-developer of the Reconnecting Youth school-based prevention program and was the program coordinator during the initial five-year implementation and experimental tests of Reconnecting Youth in five high schools, which was funded by NIDA. She is the co-author of the Reconnecting Youth curriculum and chapters and journal articles related to Reconnecting Youth. Liela is currently the lead trainer and coordinator of Reconnecting Youth s training and dissemination efforts. Since 1999, she has organized and provided more than 100 trainings in the implementation of Reconnecting Youth in 41 states. Liela has worked for more than 25 years with adolescents, their parents, and teachers as a high school counselor in schools and recreational camping programs. Her success with high-risk youth and their parents is reflected in the Leader s Guide and Student Workbook of the Reconnecting Youth curriculum and in the many publications she has co-authored. Both Leona and Liela have presented nationally and internationally on topics related to the Reconnecting Youth program and preventing high school dropout, drug involvement and suicidal behaviors.
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