ERIC Number: ED336669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Party Education 101: A Multi-Level Early Drug Intervention Program.
Brigman, S. Leellen; Austin, Donna G.
During the fall of 1987 Arizona State University received a grant to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of using student professionals to teach assertive and decision making skills to their peers. These skills were taught as an early intervention strategy to address the dynamics of peer pressure in drug use among high risk college age youth. The target population were residence hall students who were involved with "gateway drugs" of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. During the spring of 1988 student paraprofessionals were trained to provide an early intervention program focusing on assertive skills to help students "say no to drugs" in general and specifically to cocaine. The student paraprofessionals named their 90-minute early intervention program "Party Education 101" to encourage participation. Nineteen of these programs were delivered during the fall of 1988 to 231 residence hall students. Each of the programs covered the topics of assertiveness training and decision making and presented a video which modeled assertive behaviors. Following each program participants evaluated the program; evaluations indicated the program was well received. Project evaluation is pending. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Washington, DC, March 29-April 1, 1989).