More Effective and Humane Youth Policy Starts by Treating Youth with Respect

Rodney Skager, PhD

In this paper written for The Hamilton Fish Institute’s 2007 National Conference on Safe Schools, Rodney Skager argues that it is time to abandon infantilization policies and zero tolerance ideology in the treatment of youth. He outlines an approach to drug education that promotes mutually respectful interaction between young people and the adults who deliver it. 

Zero Tolerance Drug Policies