ERIC Number: ED210569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Impacts of a Georgia Drug Abuse Prevention Program. Final Evaluation Report.
Dusewicz, Russell A.; Martin, Marilyn A.
This document reports on the comprehensive evaluation of the Georgia Life Skills for Mental Health program, a primary prevention program designed to provide students with the opportunity for learning basic intrapersonal and interpersonal skills to handle stress, respond to major life decisions, and form more satisfying interpersonal relations without recourse to drugs and alcohol. A description of the program discusses the Activity Guides for elementary and secondary school students, the teacher inservice workshops, and the program implementation efforts by a network of community mental health training teams. Both process and outcome evaluations conducted over three years of the program are described. The evaluation design and procedures are discussed for the process evaluation, the student outcome evaluation, and the teacher outcome evaluation. A chapter on process evaluation results focuses on the coordinating committee, activity guides, training of local trainers, and training of teachers. Results of the student outcome evaluation organized by age group and results of the teacher outcome evaluation are presented and discussed. Final conclusions of the evaluation are related to implications for the continued development of the Life Skills program. The appendices contain process evaluation materials along with student and teacher outcome measures. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.