ERIC Number: ED264495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Preventing Alcohol Problems Through a Student Assistance Program: A Manual for Implementation Based on the Westchester County, New York Model.
Snyder, Gerald; And Others
This manual was designed to provide school administrators, counselors, teachers, parent groups, and community members with a comprehensive school-based program for preventing alcohol problems. Detection and intervention before the onset of alcohol and drug problems is stressed. Modeled after employees' assistance programs used to identify and aid employees with negative work performance, the Student Assistance Program described in this manual uses professional counselors who are accountable to the community health agency and school in which they work. The manual describes the counseling program in five chapters, using a question and answer format. The chapters include: 1) The Program in Action: Six Kinds of Groups; 2) Getting Started: Involving Schools, Students, and Parents; 3) Student Assistance Counselors: Qualifications and Duties; 4) Referral to the Program: Getting the Student in the Door; and 5) Community Support: Involving Parent Groups, Faculty, and the Community. A checklist for implementation and a bibliography are provided. The appendices consist of the student assistance program policy for handling student alcohol and drug use, the Code of Federal Regulations regarding the confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records, a list of state and territorial alcoholism program directors, a counselor evaluation form, an evaluation summary, a sample student questionnaire and a summary reporting form. (ABB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Family Programs, Guidance Programs, Intervention, Needs Assessment, Prevention, School Community Relationship, School Counseling, Secondary Education, Student Needs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Note: Portions contain small print.