ERIC Number: ED155381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Skills Training and Employment for Ex-Addicts in Washington, D.C. A Report on TREAT. Services Research Report.
District of Columbia Dept. of Human Resources, Washington, DC.
A model program, Training, Rehabilitation, and Employment for Addicts in Treatment (TREAT), was conducted to coordinate the resources of community-based, employment-related services to help former drug addicts become productively employed. From 635 applications, ninety-five ex-addicts were randomly selected to receive training (experimental group) while a control group comprised of 100 applicants who would not receive training was also selected. The ninety-five program enrollees, through a cooperative effort involving several community employment-related services, were provided skills training (included automotive, building, and clerical skills), vocational counseling, and part-time job experiences. Fifty-two of these client trainees completed the program and twenty-five went on to secure full-time employment. For program evaluation purposes, structured interviews of the experimental and control groups were conducted at three points in time. Focus was on attitudes toward self, society, community, and job opportunities. The findings indicate that those who completed the program, when compared to the control group, felt less alienated from society, had developed more positive attitudes toward society, and had improved their expectations regarding job opportunities for ex-addicts. The results of this program demonstrates the value of pooling local community employment-related services in the treatment of drug addicts. (EM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Community Cooperation, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Demonstration Programs, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Employment Programs, Experimental Programs, Job Training, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Skilled Occupations, Social Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Resource Development.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Dept. of Human Resources, Washington, DC.