ERIC Number: ED198444
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Rural Program for Enhancing Prevention and Intervention Skills.
Echterling, Lennis G.
This paper presents an overview of the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a mental health continuing education program in rural Virginia. An initial needs assessment found that professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers need further training in innovative treatment approaches, community intervention, and prevention strategies. The staffing and roles of the planning and evaluation committees are reviewed. The program's training events, consisting of 75 workshops involving over 1400 participants, as well as workshop topics, goals, participants, and locations are discussed. Participant reactions, follow-up information and other data are presented in evaluating the program. The impacts of the program, its problems and potentials are delineated. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).