ERIC Number: ED347419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Background and Opinions of Nevada School Counselors on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Training.
Smith, David Lawson; Gribble, Carole
In the fall of 1990 the Nevada Department of Education responded to the concern regarding school counselors' training in alcohol and other drug abuse by conducting a survey of all identified elementary and secondary school counselors in Nevada. All 349 school counselors identified by the Department of Education were contacted; 276 school counselors responded to the survey. The results suggested that the large majority of school counselors in Nevada have had extensive and recent training in the area of alcohol and drug abuse. Specific results include: (1) 92.8% of school counselors have received some form of alcohol and other drug abuse training; (2) of counselors indicating the dates of their most recent training 78.2% have received their most recent training within the last 2 years; (3) those receiving training from other sources averaged 32.2 hours of training; (4) school counselors believe that alcohol and other drug abuse training is important in their role as counselor; (5) 88.2% see a need for continuing education regarding alcohol and other drug abuse; (6) 79.6% indicated that substance abuse training is available to them, but a significant percentage of school counselors (12.6%) indicated they did not know whether such training is available to them; and (7) a majority of school counselors saw identification of substance abuse, intervention techniques, and family considerations as critical components of training for school counselors. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.