ERIC Number: ED347433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Long-term Changes in Project CODE Parents' Drug Prevention Knowledge and Behavior.
Hodik, Lois B.
This study was conducted to develop a method to evaluate the effectiveness of Project CODE (Collaborating on Drug Education), a parent education program in drug prevention. Project CODE was designed to use parents, in collaboration with professional educators, as teachers of other parents. Teams of two parents and two educators received 60 hours of training in substance abuse prevention, collaboration skills, and how to work as facilitators within schools and communities for drug prevention. These teams returned to their own schools to provide 10-hour substance abuse prevention workshops to local parents and facilitate development of local programs. Two to 6 months after training, follow-up telephone surveys were administered to 32 Project CODE parents who had received the 10 hours of training and to 34 comparison group parents who had not received training. The results showed significantly higher scores for CODE parents. There were too few items assessing parent behavior to test differences between CODE and comparison groups on behavior. Differences in scores on knowledge items were found to be significant in favor of CODE parents. Twenty-one of the 32 CODE parents were surveyed again 1 year following training. Average scores were lower than in the original survey; only scores on knowledge items were significantly lower. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project CODE (Drug Education)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).