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ERIC Number: ED065812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 37
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Parents as Lay Counselors: The Development of a Systematic Community Program for Drug Counseling.
Gluckstern, Norma B.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not short-term training (60 hours) could produce paraprofessional counselors, competent in counseling skills, who would work effectively in their home-community on drug related problems. Three distinct areas of concern were evaluated: the effect of the program on the trainees with regard to drug knowledge and attitudes, the effect of the training upon the trainees with regard to counseling skills acquisition, and the role the trainees played in the community seven months after training. The results of the study indicated that the trainees did in fact learn the skills taught and did maintain them over a period of time, but the community effectiveness was a far more difficult thing to achieve. (Author)
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