ERIC Number: ED026665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers to Prevent Emotional Problems in Children. Summary Progress Report.
The Counseling Service of Addison County, a community mental health clinic, began in 1966 as a four-year project under a National Institutes of Mental Health grant to determine whether emotional problems could be prevented by the early assignment of college student volunteers (from Middlebury College) to underachievers in the early grades of elementary school. This progress report covers the second year. Records, report card grades, and achievement test scores were reviewed. The California Test of Personality, the Goodenough-Harris Drawing Tests, and the Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test were administered, and a behavior-rating scale was completed by the teachers. Although the data is not yet statistically significant, observations by teachers and parents were favorable. It appears that the volunteer college student is generally more stable than the average student. While all data is tentative and too early for definite conclusions, the project has continued to progress in its second phase according to the original plans. (KP)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Counseling Service of Addison County, Inc., Middlebury, VT.