ERIC Number: ED195926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The School Team Approach: Preventing Alcohol and Drug Abuse by Creating Positive Environments for Learning and Growth.
Pizza, Joan; Resnick, Henry S.
Alcohol and drug abuse continue to have serious and negative effects on the nation's youth. One response to this problem is described in this monograph on the School Team Program, a national network of training and resource centers set up to train teams of school and community representatives in problem solving techniques that would help them develop effective programs for youth. Chapter One describes the evolution of the program's network of regional training and resource centers, and briefly documents the impact these centers have had in local communities they have served. Chapter Two explores the rationale behind the training used by the regional centers to prepare school teams for developing effective programs. Chapters Three and Four summarize typical residential training and onsite support activities. Chapter Five describes the unique management techniques that, from the beginning, have helped to build a national team of like-minded professionals who share a set of mutual program goals and objectives. Impact data were not available at this writing but participants in the nine-year program suggest that problems associated with substance abuse, e.g., arrests and fighting, were reduced. (Author/KMF)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Alcoholism, Counselor Training, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Pupil Personnel Services, School Community Programs, Team Training, Youth, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.