ERIC Number: ED122905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report on a Needs Assessment and Evaluation of a Drug Education Program.
West, Phyllis; And Others
The Los Angeles Valley College Drug Education Program was established in 1970 as a central community resource agency specializing in narcotic and drug abuse prevention and education. The program included two components: a training component (short courses, seminars, speakers bureau) and a resource center (library, publications program). Because of declining use of the program's services, a questionnaire was designed and mailed to 574 schools and other institutions which were identified as potential users of the program's facilities. Of the 105 valid responses, 53 or 50.5 percent had never used any of the available services. Over 60 percent of these were not even aware that the services existed. Of those who had made use of the services, the greatest number had made use of the speakers bureau. The next most popular services, in decending order, were the film library, the newsletter, publications, the reference library, the referral service, and exhibits. For the most part, users' evaluations of the services were in the very good to good range. On the basis of these findings, recommendations for future operations are made, primarily concentrating on advertisement of the services. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Valley Coll., Van Nuys, CA.