ERIC Number: ED393023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Needs Assessment for Substance Abuse Training.
University Coll. of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford (British Columbia).; University Coll. of the Cariboo, Kamloops (British Columbia).
Although the question of priority training needs for workers in British Columbia's (Canada) Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) direct service and funded agencies has been examined in the past, no prior needs assessment systematically surveyed workers in all job categories throughout the province. Results were obtained for administrators, program supervisors, health care workers, counselors, prevention workers, and office support workers. Respondents (n=149) completed a questionnaire which asked them to identify the tasks they performed in the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, education, and professional responsibility. Priority training needs were then determined for each group. The project team then examined the knowledge and skill components of those tasks for which at least one group identified a priority training need, and organized those components into educationally meaningful topic groupings. Respondents were a relatively educated group, with about three-quarters possessing at least a college certificate. Respondents were primarily concerned that training be accessible, pertinent and credible, and offered a wide range of recommendations. Contains 16 references. Appendices include the Questionnaire, Summary of Respondents' Self-ratings on Performance of Job Requirements, Component Analysis of Tasks Identified as High Priority Training Needs, and Focus Group Report. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, Counseling, Counseling Services, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Training, Counselors, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Illegal Drug Use, Needs Assessment, Physical Health, Policy Analysis, Rehabilitation Counseling, Substance Abuse
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Ministry of Skills, Training and Labour, Victoria.; Ministry of Health, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: University Coll. of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford (British Columbia).; University Coll. of the Cariboo, Kamloops (British Columbia).
Note: For a related document, see CG 026 435. Also sponsored by the Centre for Curriculum and Professional Development.