ERIC Number: ED051536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Policy Development in Sex and Drug Education.; Professional Standards for Human Relations Trainers.
Upcraft, M. Lee
In the first of these papers, the author discusses how and why he and his colleagues established a set of professional standards for trainers or group leaders in the human relations program for undergraduates at Pennsylvania State, as well as a procedure for enforcing trainer qualifications and performance. The need for standards is viewed in terms of both public and professional concerns for the psychological safety of participating students. The following are elaborated: (1) minimal entry level criteria; (2) additional full trainer status criteria; (3) criteria for measuring a trainer's interpersonal skills; and (4) criteria for maintaining full trainer status. The second paper considers the haphazard and inconsistent way in which drug and sex education policies are formulated and implemented. Essential elements of effective policy development are summarized: (1) goals of the institution; (2) the channeling of resources; (3) the framework for decision making; (4) a guide to action; and (5) collection of data. Such a policy would, in the author's opinion, facilitate the institutional commitment to drug and sex education. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 4-8, 1971