ERIC Number: ED048572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Study of a Pilot Educational Program between Nassau Community College and Topic House (Nassau County Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Center). Report of Pilot Project.
Morgenstern, Melvin; Strongin, Harriet
Effects were explored of a multifaceted program of higher and secondary education for former drug addicts at Topic House, Nassau County, New York. Community college courses, High School Equivalency Diploma classes, vocational and technical training, and orientation for teachers and participating addicts, were among the activities offered. Of the 75 Topic House residents involved in the 1969-70 program, 44 are now (Fall 1970) working and attending Nassau Community College, 26 are working full time, one has married and two are back on drugs. Ten persons are studying for equivalency diplomas. Fifteen have expressed interest in other vocational areas, and suitable training centers are being sought. Persistence in therapy, academic and work performance, and certain other criteria seem to favor those who have participated in the pilot programs. Numerous recommendations in such areas as public relations, course planning, and professional training, were formulated; and the Nassau County Drug Abuse and Addiction Commission has already taken steps to implement inhouse courses for Topic House patients and staff. (LY)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Occupational Education Research.; Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY.
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Identifiers: Nassau Community College NY; Topic House NY