ERIC Number: ED114646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
COSTAL: Correctional Staff Training for Adult Learning; Final Report and Evaluation.
Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.
The COSTAL program provided training and consultation in a variety of formats to a total of 171 halfway house staff members. Students were recruited from 25 halfway houses in Washington D.C. area, and participated in courses in achievement motivation, group dynamics, adult learning, and counseling skills, with college credit available. Three cycles of training were provided, with cycle 1 serving 19 students, cycle 2 serving 18, and cycle 3 (not discussed further) serving 134. Demographic statistics for cycles 1 and 2 include age, sex, race, education, marital status, living arrangements, annual salary, religion, auspices, and related background. Changes in course format from cycle 1 to cycle 2 are discussed, as well as student response. A series of voluntary options which trainees could request was developed, which included videotaped critiques of individual counseling sessions and group sessions at halfway houses, the creation of adult learning centers, and workshops for staff and/or residents. Summary and conclusions state that the program has been a success and should be continued. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.