ERIC Number: ED296240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Planning and Conducting Student Awareness Programs.
Spang, Bruce P.
This document contains guidelines to help plan and conduct 3- to 5-day long substance abuse awareness programs for students in secondary schools. These topics are discussed: (1) identifying outcomes; (2) gaining administrative and student support; (3) balancing personal acceptance and task in the planning committee; (4) length of awareness program; (5) preparing small group facilitators; (6) building a margin of safety; (7) assigning roles to students and staff; (8) commitment of presenters; (9) using local resources and adding variety to the format; (10) training staff and students in public speaking; (11) awareness packet; (12) counterproductive approaches; (13) media coverage; (14) audience considerations; and (15) sensitivity to home situations. The report concludes that student awareness programs will have unique differences in each school system where they are conducted, reflecting the talents and resources available as well as the needs of particular student populations. The conclusion recommends annual student awareness programs to assure awareness among the changing student body. The appendices include a process outline, an administrator's student awareness preparation checklist, sample flow agenda, sample evaluation forms, and a coordinator's checklist for designing a student awareness checklist. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Div. of Alcohol and Drug Education Services.