ERIC Number: ED301801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Student Assistance Guide for Chemical Dependency.
Saint Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH. Tennyson Center.
This document presents practical suggestions for student assistance workers who might work with chemically dependent adolescents. It illustrates the stages of chemical dependency, discusses the progression of dependency in adolescents, and provides guidelines for identifying a chemically dependent adolescent. Since chemically dependent persons often have people around them who enable their disease to progress, lists of enabling behaviors are provided which can be used to show parents, friends, or school staff unproductive enabling behaviors. A section on identification and intervention within the school discusses working through a student assistance program, intervention with parents, signs and symptoms of chemical use and suggested behaviors for staff anecdotal reports, a sample student anecdotal report form, self-identification and awareness questions for intervention with students, and flow charts for intervention and student assistance. The guide discusses how to help a student in treatment and how to deal with students who return from treatment. Suggestions are given for starting an in-school support group, including information on how to structure support group meetings, guidelines for group interaction, aids to group processes, and support group topics for discussion. A checklist of symptoms leading to relapse, a relapse prevention chart, a recovery chart, and a mood chart are included. Resources available through Tennyson Center are described. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH. Tennyson Center.