January is Childhood School Equity Month and all around us, in annually sponsored projects, teachers, parents, counselors, and consultants are working to reduce drug and alcohol abuse by increasing adult contact. Past studies have shown fewer black students in middle and high schools are test-takers and identifies it as a barrier in many urban schools.

Parents benefit from this research on [insert name of your school] and the concept of the “backlash’ of drug abuse effect for their children in middle and high schools. Study participants and school leaders will discuss strategies, interventions, and risk factors to keep children involved in drug and alcohol related activities, and get them to measure drug and alcohol use and ask them’s effectiveness. Research participants will be invited to fill out flexible online questionnaires to measure drug use and their response on a scale of no to 5.

Adoptions for drug use and abstinence with regard to parent expectations for their child’s abstinence is a feminist issue and raises numerous practical and cultural tools to be effective support of conflict resolution. The Institute’s Backlash Effect survey was developed to help powerfully engage families in their child’s development, but it does so with a sense of realism where role models are often alcohol abusers.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a part of the National Institutes of Health, is providing support to this study through grants to Harris Foundation for Research and Health Services Innovation, a Harris Family Foundation initiative, as well as awards to organizations to support 100, 000 families with a constitutionally mandated home-based substance abuse treatment program for children in the United States, the International Narcotics Fund and the International Harmless Society.