ERIC Number: ED330943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
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School-Based Recovery Support: The Time Is Now!
Gibson, Richard L.
The School-Based Recovery Support (SBRS) is a curriculum plan that assists students who return to school after addiction treatment or a conscious effort to become drug free. It is a daily course in life skills that a student can take for credit. The primary goals of SBRS for facilitators are as follows: (1) attempt to create a climate of support and challenge; (2) motivate students to change through role modeling and discussion; (3) teach students respect and positive regard; and (4) help students change from high risk to low risk individuals. An intensive multiple case study conducted in 1990 revealed that students who did not enroll in SBRS withdrew from school within a few weeks of their initial return. Students who enrolled in SBRS appeared to have more positive perceptions of their home, family, and peers. SBRS students increased their overall school attendance. SBRS is a dynamic, ever-changing program that can not be prepackaged and used in existing curriculum programs; however, elements of the program may be readily adapted. (A list of sample values and norms of SBRS are appended, along with a weekly and daily activities list and directions for obtaining further information.) (BHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: School Based Recovery Support
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Reno, NV, April 22-24, 1991).