ERIC Number: ED265180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project Connect: 1984-85 Final Technical Report.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Project Connect operates as an intervention/prevention service for students in grades nine through twelve at risk of abusing alcohol and/or drugs in the Austin Independent School District (Texas). On the average, the 278 students in the Project were seen once a week in individual or group sessions lasting from 5 to 45 minutes. Intervention sessions occurred during class and focused on: building self-concept; providing positive alternatives to alcohol/drug use; alcohol/drug education; and personal concerns (such as suicide) and school concerns (such as not liking school and conflicts with teachers). Nearly all students believed Project Connect had helped them in limiting their consumption of alcohol and/or drugs. Connect appeared to have a positive impact on student grade point averages (GPA's). Students involved in the program the longest had the highest GPA's. An executive summary lists the major positive findings and the major findings requiring action. Included in the appendices of the final report are student records, the student survey and results, and Project Connect contact logs. (PN)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Attitude Measures, Counseling Services, Discipline, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Intervention, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Student Records
Austin Independent School District, Office of Research and Evaluation, 6100 Guadalupe, Box 79, Austin, TX, 78752. ($1.65 plus $1.00 for postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.